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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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Hello, Homeschoolers!

By: Kate Easley, Youth Librarian

Hello, homeschoolers! It’s almost back to school time! For some students, that means boarding a bus and heading to a traditional school building. But for others, it means clearing off tables at home and checking the supplies in the closet to prepare for another year of homeschooling. If this is the case in your family,

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Back to School

By: Cathy Mori, Youth Librarian

Freshly sharpened pencils, brand new, unbroken crayons lined up in their box, a full bottle of glue, a blank notebook. These are some of the small joys of going back to school. But unfortunately, not all children are able to experience these small joys if they live in poverty or are homeless and their families

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All the Right Tools

By: Tom Malinowski, Middle School Librarian

School is starting up soon! Are you ready? Being prepared with the right tools can help you ease into a new academic year. Planners, sharpened pencils, and an awesome attitude are a must. But did you know that GEPL also has amazing (and free!) digital resources available at your fingertips? NoveList K-8 Chapter books that

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Programs


  • Little Printers
    When: Saturday, August 24, 2019 11:00 AM
    Ends on: Saturday, August 24, 2019 11:30 AM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    3D printing is not just for big kids! Children and their grownups will work together to create a 3D trinket. Pick up your 3D prints at a later date.
  • Smart Starts
    When: Monday, August 26, 2019 9:30 AM
    Ends on: Monday, August 26, 2019 11:00 AM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Smart Starts is a hands-on, interactive environment where adults help children develop early reading, writing, math, and science skills through play. Crafts, games, and experiential activities have a weekly theme and are designed for children ages 2 to 6.
  • Smart Starts
    When: Tuesday, August 27, 2019 9:30 AM
    Ends on: Tuesday, August 27, 2019 11:00 AM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Smart Starts is a hands-on, interactive environment where adults help children develop early reading, writing, math, and science skills through play. Crafts, games, and experiential activities have a weekly theme and are designed for children ages 2 to 6.
  • Smart Starts
    When: Wednesday, August 28, 2019 9:30 AM
    Ends on: Wednesday, August 28, 2019 11:00 AM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Smart Starts is a hands-on, interactive environment where adults help children develop early reading, writing, math, and science skills through play. Crafts, games, and experiential activities have a weekly theme and are designed for children ages 2 to 6.
  • Smart Starts
    When: Thursday, August 29, 2019 9:30 AM
    Ends on: Thursday, August 29, 2019 11:00 AM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Smart Starts is a hands-on, interactive environment where adults help children develop early reading, writing, math, and science skills through play. Crafts, games, and experiential activities have a weekly theme and are designed for children ages 2 to 6.
  • Baby Playgroup
    When: Friday, August 30, 2019 9:30 AM
    Ends on: Friday, August 30, 2019 10:30 AM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Meet other adults and babies at this open playgroup featuring the library’s collection of developmentally-appropriate toys. For birth to 24 months.
  • Smart Starts
    When: Tuesday, September 03, 2019 9:30 AM
    Ends on: Tuesday, September 03, 2019 11:00 AM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Smart Starts is a hands-on, interactive environment where adults help children develop early reading, writing, math, and science skills through play. Crafts, games, and experiential activities have a weekly theme and are designed for children ages 2 to 6.
  • Plots 'n Pizza
    When: Tuesday, September 03, 2019 6:00 PM
    Ends on: Tuesday, September 03, 2019 7:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Kids and their parents will enjoy delicious pizza, friendly conversation, and fun activities at this monthly book club. Copies of book discussion titles are available at the Youth Desk. For grades 3-5.
  • Smart Starts
    When: Wednesday, September 04, 2019 9:30 AM
    Ends on: Wednesday, September 04, 2019 11:00 AM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Smart Starts is a hands-on, interactive environment where adults help children develop early reading, writing, math, and science skills through play. Crafts, games, and experiential activities have a weekly theme and are designed for children ages 2 to 6.
  • Grandparent Storytime
    When: Wednesday, September 04, 2019 4:30 PM
    Ends on: Wednesday, September 04, 2019 5:30 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at North & South Meeting Rooms

    Grandparents bring your grandchildren! Grandchildren bring your grandparents! Listen to stories and songs that encourage movement, like “I Got Rhythm.” Make your own ribbon wand to have even more fun moving and dancing.