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Musicals Adapted from Kids Books

By: Kate Easley, Youth Librarian

“This is the greatest show!” Have you seen The Greatest Showman yet? If you haven’t you are in for a treat! You will want to sing along with all the actors during this movie musical about P.T. Barnum and his circus. I had heard lots of good things about the movie, but it took me

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Fort Fun

By: Deanna Siegel, Youth Librarian

With factors such as rainy weather and the school year just around the corner, you may be looking for more activities to do inside. There is one activity that can be done all year round, with as many people as you want and with any kind of supplies you want. That activity is fort building!

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Reading to Newborns

A father reads to his newborn baby. By: Alexa Moffat, Youth Associate

So, you just had a baby. You bring it home. Now what? Chances are that if you have a newborn right now, your old summer activities have flown out the window. Beach days on Lake Michigan or long Sunday brunches aren’t frequent activities for you anymore, but you have a sense that you should be

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Dive Into Reading

By: Cristina Bueno, Youth Associate

“The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.” — Jacques Yves Cousteau Need some help getting started on your summer reading? Check out our new ‘Dive into Reading’ display featuring books about summertime, swimming, pirates, mermaids, and more! It’s located near the windows when you first walk in

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  • Baby and Toddler Clothing Swap
    When: Saturday, August 18, 2018 9:30 AM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    The Youth Information Desk will accept donations of gently used baby and toddler clothing (sizes 0-4T) from July 4 through August 11. Shop for free, new-to-you clothing during the library’s clothing swap on August 18. Remaining donations will be shared with our neighbors in need.
  • Got Game? (Homeschool Program)
    When: Wednesday, August 22, 2018 1:30 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Interact with other homeschool families while playing classic board games like Ticket to Ride: First Journey and Monopoly Jr. Play one of our games - or bring your own! For kids of all ages.
  • Bilingual Storytime (Hora de Cuentos Bilingue)
    When: Saturday, August 25, 2018 11:00 AM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Enjoy fun books, poems, songs, and finger plays around a different monthly theme in both English and Spanish! All ages welcome. 

    ¡Disfruta con nosotros mientras participamos con libros divertidos, poemas, canciones, y toques de mano en ingles y espanol! ¡Cada mes tendra un tema diferente! Todas las edades son bienvenidas.
  • Estimation Station with DuPage Children’s Museum (Homeschool Program)
    When: Wednesday, August 29, 2018 1:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Meeting Rooms A&B

    NEW LOCATION: YOUTH PROGRAM ROOM. This innovative, hands-on program is designed to provide students with “real life” encounters with estimation. Students will explore a variety of exhibit stations and estimate length, mass, volume, quantity, area, distance, and time. For grades 1-3.
  • Bilingual Storytime (Hora de Cuentos Bilingue)
    When: Saturday, September 01, 2018 10:30 AM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Enjoy fun books, poems, songs, and finger plays around a different monthly theme in both English and Spanish! All ages welcome. 

    Disfruta con nosotros mientras participamos con libros divertidos, poemas, canciones, y toques de mano en ingles y espanol! Cada mes tendra un tema diferente! Todas las edades son bienvenidas.
  • What a Hoot!
    When: Tuesday, September 04, 2018 9:30 AM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Enjoy owl-themed stories including I’m Not Cute by Jonathan Allen and create an owl puppet. For kids of all ages.
  • What a Hoot!
    When: Tuesday, September 04, 2018 10:30 AM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Enjoy owl-themed stories including I’m Not Cute by Jonathan Allen and create an owl puppet. For kids of all ages.
  • Nature-Telling: Oaks and Acorns
    When: Wednesday, September 05, 2018 10:00 AM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Read The Busy Tree by Jennifer Ward with a naturalist from Lincoln Marsh Natural Area and make a leafy-tailed squirrel to take home. For ages 2-5.
  • Pint-Sized Plots n' Pizza
    When: Wednesday, September 05, 2018 6:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Listen to a story and participate in friendly conversation while enjoying delicious pizza and fun activities. Copies of book discussion titles are available at the Youth Information Desk. For kindergarten through grade 2.
  • All About Amelia Bedelia
    When: Thursday, September 06, 2018 4:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Celebrate Amelia Bedelia, the classic children’s character who has charmed readers for over 50 years! Read stories, play charades, and create a headband inspired by the wonderfully silly Amelia Bedelia. Snacks provided. For grades 1-3.