Fun in the Jungle
The Jungle Book Read-A-Thon
October 1 through October 31
Kids can raise money for the Glen Ellyn Public Library by reading. Set a fundraising goal, collect sponsors, and then track reading time in 20-minute increments. Earn a limited-edition Jungle Book Ball patch when you read 8 hours. For kids of all ages.
Additional Jungle Programming
Night in the Jungle: A Special After-Hours Event
Saturday, October 14 | 6:30-8 pm
Snakes in the library! Pose for photos with live snakes from the Chicago Herpetological Society at this exciting after-hours event for kids. Enjoy stories, create a fun jungle craft, and experience virtual reality with the 360-degree video Through Mowgli’s Eyes. Parent signature required on Virtual Reality Waiver (for ages 8 and up). Waivers available at gepl.org/waivers. For kids of all ages. Every story read at this event counts towards your Jungle Book Read-A-Thon goal.
Jungle Jamboree with Dave DiNaso
Sunday, November 5 | 2-3 pm
Celebrate your successful completion of The Jungle Book Read-A-Thon! Get a close up look at reptiles and amphibians from around the world at Dave DiNaso’s interactive, hands-on show. Read-A-Thon prizes will be awarded for the child who read the most, as well as for the highest fundraiser. For kids of all ages. Reserve your spot.