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Celebremos! Celebrate Hispanic Heritage and El Día De Los Muertos

By: Cristina Bueno, Youth Associate

National Hispanic Heritage Month, celebrated from September 15 through October 15, honors the histories, cultures, and contributions of people from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. El Día De Los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead, is a multi-day holiday celebrated October 31 through November 2. It originated in central and

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Congratulations Summer Readers!

GEPL Reads for SCARCE | May 29 through September 2 By: Melissa Hilt, Youth Department Assistant Director

GEPL Reads for SCARCE officially ended on Sunday, September 2, and I am happy to announce that we surpassed our goals! The Youth Department exceeded our reading goal of 70,000 hours with 71,532 hours read – well done! The Adult Department also exceeded their goal of 4,000 books, reading 4,151 books. As the result of

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School-Year Rituals Can Keep Families Connected

Picture of a fancy tea party setting with pastries By: Amy Waters, School Liaison

Whether it’s a daily bedtime routine, a weekly pizza and a movie night, or annual holiday or birthday traditions, many of us can point to a ritual we have in our families. In her book, The Book of New Family Traditions: How to Create Great Rituals for Holidays and Every Day, Meg Cox highlights the

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Can’t Sit Still? Tips to Make Reading Together More Enjoyable

A man sits with his kid on lap reading to him. By: Katy Almendinger, Early Literacy Librarian

Not every child can sit still long enough to listen to a story, and that’s OK! It’s natural to have concerns about how to raise a reader when your child can’t sit still. I have some tips to help make reading together a more enjoyable experience. Interactive and Dynamic Stories Some of my favorite stories

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  • Google CS First Club
    When: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 7:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Use computer science to simulate extreme sporting games, make your own fitness gadget commercial, and create commentary for a major sporting event. For grades 4-6.
  • Family Storytime
    When: Wednesday, October 17, 2018 9:30 AM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Drop-in for books, music, storytelling, and more. For kids of all ages with a parent or caregiver.
  • Preschool Pages
    When: Wednesday, October 17, 2018 10:30 AM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Combining learning and play, preschoolers will have fun while developing early literacy skills. Enjoy longer books with more advanced concepts, games, and activities related to an academic theme. For kids ages 3-5. Limited to first 20 children to request a nametag.
  • Stay-n-Play
    When: Wednesday, October 17, 2018 11:00 AM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

  • Add It Up: Homeschool Program
    When: Wednesday, October 17, 2018 1:30 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Practice your math skills with a variety of math stations and games. For grades 1-4.
  • Book Babies
    When: Thursday, October 18, 2018 9:30 AM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    It's never too early to start reading to your baby! This interactive program features stories, songs, bubbles, and playtime. For kids from birth to 24 months old with a parent or caregiver. Limited to first 20 children to request a nametag.
  • Family Storytime
    When: Thursday, October 18, 2018 10:30 AM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Drop-in for books, music, storytelling, and more. For kids of all ages with a parent or caregiver.
  • Stay-n-Play
    When: Thursday, October 18, 2018 11:00 AM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Stay after storytime or just drop-in for an open playtime. Play with toys, listen to music, and have fun with friends. For kids of all ages.
  • STEM Club: Building Basics
    When: Thursday, October 18, 2018 4:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Learn about structures by completing a variety of building challenges. For kindergarten through grade 2.
  • Get Up and Groove!
    When: Friday, October 19, 2018 10:30 AM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Dance and sing to various melodies in the library’s new Music and Movement program. Adults must remain with their children throughout the program. For kids of all ages.