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GOAT Authors

By: Katy Almendinger, Early Literacy Librarian

You know how people talk about whether athletes are GOAT (Greatest Of All Time)? I wonder if this can apply to authors. Authors like Beverly Cleary, who delighted readers for decades with over 91 million copies sold around the world. She’s well known for stories like the Ramona series and The Mouse and the Motorcycle. Beverly

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I’m New Here!

By: Sophie Kenney, Youth Department Assistant Director

Hi, I’m Sophie. I’m so excited to be a part of the Glen Ellyn Public Library team as Youth Department Assistant Director! As a resident of Glen Ellyn, I have always been grateful for the library’s resources, expansive services, and top-notch programming. This past year, my family relied on the library to help us during

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Got Chess?

By: Kelli Rolston, Youth Associate

“Every chess master was once a beginner.” – Irving Chernev  Has your family jumped on the chess craze? Ever since the Netflix show “The Queen’s Gambit” first aired last fall, the game of chess has seen a resurgence in popularity among people of all ages and backgrounds. With a rich history spanning more than 1,500 years, chess is a universal

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Learning Through Music at the Library

By: Jacquei Hyde-Young, Youth Associate

I’m currently taking a music appreciation class at College of DuPage, and our last discussion board post was about how musicians create some “music to teach people what to believe or how to think about or remember certain stories or events”. Consider how much one can learn from a song. From the ABCs to the

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Programs

  • Friends Used Book Sale
    Saturday, April 17, 2021 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
    Basement - Friends Area
    Limited Admission: 20 people at a time. Attendees may line up in the lobby and can be texted when it’s their turn. Purchase quality, gently-used books at discount prices from...
  • Together Time
    Tuesday, April 20, 2021 10:30 am to 10:45 am
    Virtual Program
    Dynamic session promoting child and grownup bonding through creating, singing, playing, and sharing stories together. For kids of all ages and their grownups.
  • Together Time
    Wednesday, April 21, 2021 10:30 am to 10:45 am
    Virtual Program
    Dynamic session promoting child and grownup bonding through creating, singing, playing, and sharing stories together. For kids of all ages and their grownups.
  • Book Recommendations for Grades 3-5
    Wednesday, April 21, 2021 4:00 pm to 4:30 pm
    Virtual Program
    Discover some of the titles on the 2022 Bluestem Award list. The Bluestem Award is Illinois’ Grades 3-5 Readers’ Choice Award. Start reading now to be ready to vote next...
  • Pajama Storytime
    Wednesday, April 21, 2021 7:00 pm to 7:15 pm
    Virtual Program
    Join us in your jammies as we snuggle up for stories and songs.  
  • STEAM Club: The Wonders of Weather
    Thursday, April 22, 2021 12:00 am to 12:00 am

    Take STEAM Club home with you in March and April! Each self-led activity will focus on a different weather-related concept. Experiments include making a barometer and rain gauge, plus learning...
  • Together Time
    Thursday, April 22, 2021 10:30 am to 10:45 am
    Virtual Program
    Dynamic session promoting child and grownup bonding through creating, singing, playing, and sharing stories together. For kids of all ages and their grownups.
  • Kindness Club: Earth Day
    Thursday, April 22, 2021 1:00 pm to 1:15 pm
    Virtual Program
    Plant seeds of kindness on Earth Day! Grow and share beautiful flowers with friends and family. For grades k-8.
  • Drive-In BINGO
    Saturday, April 24, 2021 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm

    Drive in to the commuter parking lot at the intersection of Duane & Lorraine streets between 2:10 and 2:25 pm and pull into a numbered spot for this springtime take...
  • Together Time
    Tuesday, April 27, 2021 10:30 am to 10:45 am
    Virtual Program
    Dynamic session promoting child and grownup bonding through creating, singing, playing, and sharing stories together. For kids of all ages and their grownups.
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