The Youth Department invites you to take advantage of the many services offered to staff in Glen Ellyn schools. The library can provide materials (books, DVDs, periodicals, etc.) and services to your classroom. In addition to providing materials, library staff are available for classroom visits, or you can bring your students to the library for a visit. The goal is to create a positive experience every time you and your students interact with the library.
Want to partner with the library on something not listed? Contact Amy Waters, School Liaison, to discuss it.
School Library Cards
The Glen Ellyn Public Library works with local schools to make a school library card available for staff use. Each year, school principals agree to the terms for having a library card and provide a list of staff approved to check out materials.
Once the library receives the staff list, materials may be checked out on the school library card. Picture identification must be presented at time of checkout.
School card users are granted an extended checkout time of four weeks. Items may be renewed for an additional four weeks as long as there are no holds on the items being renewed. Please contact Amy Waters, School Liaison, to renew your items before they are overdue. School card users are not assessed fines, but they are liable for lost or damaged items.
These privileges are only granted for items checked out on the school library card. Items checked out on the school library card are for school use only.
If you prefer not to use the school card, remember that you can always use your personal library card, from most area suburbs, to check out Glen Ellyn materials on your own. Please be considerate of other library users and don’t check out all items on a topic. For any items checked out on a personal card, fines will be issued for overdue materials and the user is responsible for any lost or damaged items. Items may not be transferred from a personal library card to a school library card.
If you have questions regarding school library cards, contact Amy Waters, School Liaison.
Did you know you could arrange a visit with the Glen Ellyn Public Library? Classes are welcome to visit the library to attend storytimes, conduct research, take a tour, or for special programs on request and as scheduling allows. In order to ensure staff availability for a tour or program, it is important to call and arrange your visit at least two weeks in advance. More time may be needed for programs to be developed by staff.
If a visit to the library isn’t possible, staff may be available to visit your school. Staff love to participate in your Literacy Fairs, Open Houses, Community Services Fairs, or other events and special programming. Schedules for the year can fill up fast. The more notice given, the more likely staff will be able to participate in programming. To arrange an:
- Elementary School visit, contact Amy Waters, School Liaison, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 630-790-6737.
- Preschool visit, contact Katy Almendinger, Early Literacy Librarian, at email@example.com or 630-790-6739.
- Middle School visit, contact Tom Malinowski, Middle School Librarian, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 630-790-6738.
- High School visit, contact Joshua ES O’Shea, Young Adult Librarian, at email@example.com or 630-790-6748.
- Homeschool visit, contact Kate Easley, Youth Librarian – Homeschool Services, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 630-790-6739.