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What Does the Vox Say?

By: Melissa Hilt, Community Engagement Librarian

Over the past few years, we have had more and more people telling us they no longer own a CD player at home, and new cars often don’t come with one, either. Playaways are available at the library for adults and older kids, and we also have apps to check out books on a mobile

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Hygge (Hue-guh): Let’s Get Cozy

By: Amy Waters, School Liaison

This is not a quiet time of year. Holidays, weather, work, and school all seem to require more of us. I don’t know about you, but last week has me feeling the need for a little hygge (hue-guh). This Danish concept is used to describe a feeling or a moment that is, essentially, calm and

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Sensory Play All Day

By: Alexa Moffat, Youth Associate

As the name suggests, sensory play incorporates your senses of sight, smell, taste, touch, and hearing, as well as your senses of balance and movement. While you might think of preschool or your local children’s museum as being the only places to supply your kiddo with sensory play opportunities, you can easily provide them at

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New to Nonfiction? Recommendations for Young Readers

By: Kate Easley, Youth Librarian

My second grader recently brought home his reading log from school. This year the students in his class are tasked with finding books from different genres, and the first three assigned were fantasy, realistic fiction, and nonfiction. My son loves fantasy, and almost everything he reads includes a talking toilet, lifelike robot, or complaining crayons.

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  • Great Scott Magic Show
    When: Monday, December 31, 2018 11:00 AM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Second Floor of the Library

    Enjoy a hysterical interactive magic show featuring award-winning magician Scott Green. After his show, start your New Year’s celebration early with a countdown to Noon! For kids of all ages.
  • Care Kits for DuPagePads
    When: Thursday, January 03, 2019 1:30 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Listen to The Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña and pack special care kits to be donated to DuPagePads. 
  • From Book to Bot
    When: Thursday, January 03, 2019 4:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Discuss the book Little Robot by Ben Hatke with others, then play with robots yourself. Copies of the book discussion title are available at the Youth Information desk. For grades 3-5.
  • Toddler Tales
    When: Monday, January 07, 2019 9:30 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 - 36 months old with a parent or caregiver. Limited to first 25 children to request a nametag.
  • Book Babies
    When: Monday, January 07, 2019 10:30 AM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    It's never too early to start reading to your baby! This interactive class 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.
  • Stay-n-Play
    When: Monday, January 07, 2019 11:00 AM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room


  • Preschool Pages
    When: Tuesday, January 08, 2019 9:30 AM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Listen to stories, play games, and have fun while developing early literacy skills in this class for big kids. For kids ages 3-5. Limited to first 20 children to request a nametag.
  • Toddler Tales
    When: Tuesday, January 08, 2019 10:30 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 - 36 months old with a parent or caregiver. Limited to first 25 children to request a nametag.
  • Stay-n-Play
    When: Tuesday, January 08, 2019 11:00 AM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room


  • Google CS First
    When: Tuesday, January 08, 2019 7:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    CS First is a program created by Google to help people explore computer science. Use it to animate a wave, make a Google logo, and go on a coding adventure. For grades 4-6.