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2019 Reading Goals

By: Melissa Hilt, Community Engagement Librarian

As discussed in a previous blog post, many of us make New Year’s resolutions. It’s a way to start our year off on the right foot and motivate ourselves, if you will. For one of my resolutions, I always set a personal reading goal. Last year, on Goodreads, I pledged to read 65 books in

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Host Your Own Mock Caldecott Awards!

By: Heather McCammond-Watts, Youth Department Director

Youth library staff love to talk about their favorite children’s books, and this is the best time of the year to do so, because the annual awards are right around the corner. The American Library Association (ALA) will announce the winners of the Caldecott, Newbery, Coretta Scott King, Geisel, and other notable honors on January

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New Year, New You!

By: Kate Easley, Youth Librarian

Happy New Year! It’s 2019! Can you believe it? With a new year comes a time to make resolutions or set goals for the upcoming year. It’s time to try something new! No matter what interest you’d like to pursue, the library has you covered. Would you like to try 3D printing? Did you know

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Winter Boredom Busters

By: Alexa Moffat, Youth Associate

Winter is upon us. As the temperature drops, our time indoors increases, and refrains of, “I’m bored!” become all too common. Here is a list of my tried and true boredom busters, tested out in my years as a nanny, first grade teacher, and current toddler mom. 1. Put a piece of cardstock and a

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Programs

  • Book Babies
    When: Thursday, January 17, 2019 9:30 AM
    Ends on: Thursday, January 17, 2019 10:00 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.
  • Family Storytime
    When: Thursday, January 17, 2019 10:30 AM
    Ends on: Thursday, January 17, 2019 11:00 AM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Drop-in for books, music, storytelling, and more. For kids of all ages with a parent or caregiver.
  • Stay-n-Play
    When: Thursday, January 17, 2019 11:00 AM
    Ends on: Thursday, January 17, 2019 11:30 AM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

  • STEM Club: Chemistry Magic
    When: Thursday, January 17, 2019 4:00 PM
    Ends on: Thursday, January 17, 2019 4:30 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Lemon volcanoes? Learn about chemical reactions by completing a variety of chemistry challenges. For kindergarten-grade 2.
  • Ole! Learning Spanish through Play: Storytelling, Dance & Games
    When: Thursday, January 17, 2019 4:00 PM
    Ends on: Thursday, January 17, 2019 5:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at North & South Meeting Rooms

    Join Ole! Spanish School for this four-week course at GEPL. Stories, dance, crafts, and writing will be used to develop children’s potential in Spanish. For grades 2-5.
  • Nifty Stitchers Session 1
    When: Thursday, January 17, 2019 6:30 PM
    Ends on: Thursday, January 17, 2019 7:30 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Learn the basics of using a sewing machine by making a fleece scarf.
  • Get Up and Groove!
    When: Friday, January 18, 2019 10:30 AM
    Ends on: Friday, January 18, 2019 11:00 AM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Dance and sing to various melodies in the library’s new Music and Movement program. Adults must remain with their children throughout the program. For kids of all ages.
  • Family Storytime
    When: Saturday, January 19, 2019 10:30 AM
    Ends on: Saturday, January 19, 2019 11:00 AM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Drop-in for books, music, storytelling, and more. For kids of all ages with a parent or caregiver.
  • Toddler Tales
    When: Monday, January 21, 2019 9:30 AM
    Ends on: Monday, January 21, 2019 10:00 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 - 36 months old with a parent or caregiver. Limited to first 25 children to request a nametag.
  • Amazing Africa
    When: Monday, January 21, 2019 10:30 AM
    Ends on: Monday, January 21, 2019 11:10 AM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at North & South Meeting Rooms

    Journey to West Africa and discover the culture of the Manding Empire, the largest empire in African history. This high-energy show features acrobatics, traditional attire, and native instrumentation providing a glimpse into the rich West African culture. For adults and kids of all ages.