The Glen Ellyn Public Library is proud to announce that the community has exceeded the library’s lofty Summer Reading challenges to have children read 70,000 hours and adults to read 3,500 books.
The 2013 final Summer Reading totals show that children read 72,465 hours and adults read 3,991 books between May 16 and August 12.
The Glen Ellyn Public Library would like to thank the entire community for their determination in achieving both reading goals.
Library member feedback is extremely helpful to the GEPL staff when creating the highest level of quality programming for our community.
If you or your child participated in Summer Reading 2013 please take a moment and answer our 10 question survey.
Your responses will be analyzed and considered as the GEPL begins planning our 2014 Summer Reading program.
To begin the survey, click here.
The Friends of the Glen Ellyn Public Library have located copies of the required English books Glenbard West and South students need for the 2013-2014 school year. Paperbacks cost 50 cents and hardcovers cost $1.00.
The GEPL currently has limited copies of the following titles:
- The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
- Beloved by Toni Morrison
- The Canterbury Tales by Geoffery Chaucer
- The Color Purple by Alice Walker
- Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
- Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
- Hamlet by William Shakespeare
- Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
- Jayne Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
- Macbeth by Shakespeare
- The Odyssey by Homer
- Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
- The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
- A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry
- Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
- A Separate Peace by John Knowles
- The Scarlett Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
- The Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
- Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
Books are located in the “Used Book Corner” in the library’s lobby (between the stairs and the Youth Department).
To find out what books you might need for classes, view the Glenbard Booklist here.
The Glen Ellyn Public Library is proud to unveil its Fall 2013 Event Guide.
Detailing all library events between September and November 2013, the latest event guide includes:
For complete Kids, Tweens, 20 & 30-Somethings, Adult and Computer Class schedules, click here.
The GEPL’s 2013 Summer Reading program is winding down and the Youth Department is very close to reaching it’s goal of reading 70,000 hours.
We need your help!
Please be sure to report all your summer reading hours by 9pm on Monday, August 12 so they can be included in the finally tally.
You can report your reading hours in the youth department or by signing into your online account here.
Rich and Vicki Ingle of the folk duo Comfort Food will headline the next installment of GEPL’s Open Mic Night starting at 7pm on Wednesday, August 7 at Honey Modern Comfort Café (499 Main Street).
Three weeks after meeting, Rich and Vicki performed together for the first time. That night, Comfort Food was born. Comfort Food has spent the last five years writing and performing folk songs together and are currently working on a new album.
Open Mic Night is a great venue for performers looking to test new material and for art admirers to discover local creative artists. Acoustic musicians, singer-songwriters, poets and wordsmiths are invited to sign up for a ten-minute performance slot. Sign up starts at 6:30pm.
For more information, click here.
Help us reach our “Read to Feed” goal by August 12 and feed yourself too!
Between August 5th and August 12, kids participating in the tween, kids, or pre-reader Summer Reading program an opportunity to win coupons or candy each day they report their reading time.
Each player is guaranteed to win something. Coupon choices include a “Lil’ Meathead Burger” at Meatheads (549 Roosevelt Road) or a “Kid’s Meal” at Cheeseburger in Paradise (2970 Finley Road) with an adult meal purchase.
Participants may play once per day as long as they report their reading time.
Jimmy John’s (850 Roosevelt Road) has generously offered to donate a portion of their sales between 5pm and 8pm on Thursday, August 1st to the Glen Ellyn Public Library, which will then be donated to the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry.
Stop by the library to pick up a Jimmy John’s flyer or simply mention the Glen Ellyn Public Library fundraiser when placing your order.
The Glen Ellyn Public Library’s Youth Department is excited to introduce “The GEPL Games,” a series of fun, interactive, kid-friendly activities. The GEPL games will debut on Thursday, July 25 and Friday, July 26 at the Glen Ellyn Sidewalk Sale. Games begin at 10:30am with a set of new games and activities starting every half hour until 3:30pm.
Although the Glen Ellyn Public Library has consistently had a presence at the Sidewalk Sale in previous years, this will be the first year the Youth Department unveils a full schedule of interactive games and activities for children.
No registration is required; simply find the Gen Ellyn Public Library at the 2013 Sidewalk Sale.
The Glen Ellyn Chamber of Commerce’s Sidewalk Sale is located in downtown Glen Ellyn.
For more information, visit glenellynchamber.com
The Friends of the Glen Ellyn Public Library will host a Used Book Sale in the library’s basement on Saturday, July 20 from 9am to 4pm.
Admission is free. No scanning devices permitted.