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September is Library Card Sign-Up Month

By: Amy Waters, School Liaison

Do you remember your first library card? Mine was from the Wilmette Public Library. It was made of heavy yellow cardstock with a metal number stamped into it and a place to sign my name. That library card gave me a sense of responsibility and ownership. I could ride my bike to the library and

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Mirrors, Windows, and Books

By: Katy Almendinger, Early Literacy Librarian

When children cannot find themselves reflected in the books they read…they learn a powerful lesson about how they are devalued in the society of which they are a part.” Dr. Rudine Sims Bishop I wanted to be a librarian because I believe that there is a perfect book for every child. Something with suspense that

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Back to You!

By: Christina Keasler, Youth Department Assistant Director and Youth Technology Librarian

It’s back to school time. Whether you have one kid or more, you are probably focused on organization tips and separation anxiety. Even though a portion of your mind is flooded with these thoughts, another part may be relieved. I mean, it’s been a long summer. My oldest just started kindergarten though, so it’s a

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StackPacks

By: Alexa Moffat, Youth Associate

You asked for bundles of books…now, they’re here! Perhaps you are in a hurry to get to your child’s sports practice or you’re looking for picture books but don’t know where to start. Maybe your toddler is melting down and you need to grab something quickly. If any of these statements rings true for you,

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Programs


  • Mother Goose and Friends
    When: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 10:30 AM
    Ends on: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 11:10 AM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at North & South Meeting Rooms

    Meet Mother Goose and her puppet friends at this storytime with rhymes, creative dramatics, and fingerplays! For preschoolers and their grownups.
  • Ready, Set, Code!
    When: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 6:30 PM
    Ends on: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 7:30 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at South Meeting Room

    Learn software programming concepts like boolean logic, sorting, automation, variables, sequencing, and loops by solving puzzles and playing games. For grades 2-3.
  • West Suburban Home School Band
    When: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 1:00 PM
    Ends on: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 2:30 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Learn about this group of elementary through high school-age homeschooled students. The band includes all wind instruments and a full percussion section with over 200 members from over 90 families. Listen to some of the players and try some instruments! For kids of all ages.
  • Nature Telling: Worms
    When: Thursday, September 19, 2019 10:30 AM
    Ends on: Thursday, September 19, 2019 11:00 AM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Meet and learn about earthworms with a Lincoln Marsh Naturalist. Listen to the story, Earl the Earthworm Digs for His Life. For ages 3-5. Available to the first 15 children to request a nametag.
  • Try It, Make It!
    When: Thursday, September 19, 2019 4:00 PM
    Ends on: Thursday, September 19, 2019 5:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    In this DIY open lab, learn about and use “maker” tools like sewing and Cricut (electronic cutting) machines and a 3D printer. For kids of all ages.
  • Sensory Storytime with DayOne Pact
    When: Friday, September 20, 2019 9:00 AM
    Ends on: Friday, September 20, 2019 11:00 AM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at North & South Meeting Rooms

  • Zoo Adventures in Yoga - A Yoga for Kids Event
    When: Friday, September 20, 2019 9:30 AM
    Ends on: Friday, September 20, 2019 10:15 AM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room


  • OneInMath
    When: Sunday, September 22, 2019 3:30 PM
    Ends on: Sunday, September 22, 2019 4:30 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at North & South Meeting Rooms

    Reserve your spot at register.oneinmath.com.

    OneinMath is a free program run by volunteers. Its goal is to create a custom process for every child while reducing anxiety and building confidence in math. This program is not a substitute for your child’s school curriculum but strives to strengthen the basic math foundation critical for long-term success. For grades k-3.
  • Together Time
    When: Monday, September 23, 2019 9:30 AM
    Ends on: Monday, September 23, 2019 10:00 AM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    This dynamic session will promote bonding through creating, singing, playing, and sharing stories together. All ages welcome.
  • Toddler Tales
    When: Monday, September 23, 2019 10:30 AM
    Ends on: Monday, September 23, 2019 11:00 AM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Join this interactive class with songs, movement, and activities designed just for toddlers. For kids from 18 to 36 months old with a grownup. Available to the first 20 children to request a nametag.