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Smart Starts Kits

All Day
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Age Group: Youth
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Play and Learn Together
Event Details:
Take engaging sensory activities home with you this winter! This activity has supplies in a special free kit available for pickup in the Youth Department or at the drive-up window each Wednesday in December, while supplies last. For ages 3-5. ...
This event is in the "Youth" group.

GEPL Grooves

3:30pm - 3:45pm
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: Youth
Program Type: Play and Learn Together

GEPL Grooves

Get Up ‘n Groove storytime is now a weekly playlist available on Spotify and Apple Music. Previous playlists have included a trip back to the ‘60s and ‘70s with DJ Tom, DJ Sophie’s movie soundtracks, and food music from DJ Jacquei.

This event is in the "Youth" group.
This event is in the "Middle School" group.

Cookie Decorating Kit

All Day
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: Youth, Middle School
Event Details:
Decorate your sugar cookie along with the video on the library’s YouTube page. Pick up your kit in the Youth Department or at the drive-up window on the event date. One kit per child, while supplies last. For grades k-8. ...

Special Notes

Kit Only

Pick up your kit for this do-it-yourself activity on the event date!

Pre-recorded Video

Find the video on the library's YouTube page.

This event is in the "Youth" group.

Let’s Talk: Understanding Hunger

4:00pm - 4:45pm
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Registration
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Youth Program Room
Age Group: Youth
Program Type: Book Discussion, Play and Learn Together
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 5
Event Details:
Read Lulu and the Hunger Monster by Erik Talkin and draw, share pictures, and participate in activities to help understand hunger. Activities will be moderated by Laura Glaza, Executive Director of the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry, who will talk...

Special Notes

Inside Library Building

While in the library, persons over the age of two (2) must wear a secured face covering (mask) over their nose and mouth.

This event is in the "Youth" group.

Smart Starts Kits

All Day
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Age Group: Youth
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Play and Learn Together
Event Details:
Take engaging sensory activities home with you this winter! This activity has supplies in a special free kit available for pickup in the Youth Department or at the drive-up window each Wednesday in December, while supplies last. For ages 3-5. ...
This event is in the "Youth" group.

GEPL Grooves

3:30pm - 3:45pm
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: Youth
Program Type: Play and Learn Together

GEPL Grooves

Get Up ‘n Groove storytime is now a weekly playlist available on Spotify and Apple Music. Previous playlists have included a trip back to the ‘60s and ‘70s with DJ Tom, DJ Sophie’s movie soundtracks, and food music from DJ Jacquei.

This event is in the "Youth" group.

Hora de Cuentos Bilingüe | Bilingual Storytime

10:30am - 11:00am
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Youth Program Room
Age Group: Youth
Program Type: Storytime

Hora de Cuentos Bilingüe - Bilingual Storytime

¡Disfruta con nosotros mientras participamos con libros divertidos, poemas, canciones, y toques de mano en inglés y español! ¡Cada mes tendrá un tema diferente! Todas las edades son bienvenidas.

Enjoy fun books, poems, songs, and fingerplays in both English and Spanish! For kids of all ages and their grownups.

Event Details:
Capacity is 20 participants. ...

Special Notes

Inside Library Building

While in the library, persons over the age of two (2) must wear a secured face covering (mask) over their nose and mouth.

This event is in the "Youth" group.

Time Capsule Kit

All Day
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Registration
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Age Group: Youth
Program Type: Play and Learn Together, Social
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 48
Event Details:
This do-it-yourself year-in-review will capture some of your family’s most memorable moments of 2021 for your future selves. Kits available for pick- up by registrants only in the Youth Department or at the drive-up window on the event date. For grad...

Special Notes

Kit Only

Pick up your kit for this do-it-yourself activity on the event date!

This event is in the "Youth" group.

Smart Starts Kits

All Day
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Age Group: Youth
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Play and Learn Together
Event Details:
Take engaging sensory activities home with you this winter! This activity has supplies in a special free kit available for pickup in the Youth Department or at the drive-up window each Wednesday in December, while supplies last. For ages 3-5. ...
This event is in the "Youth" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Let’s Talk: Understanding Homelessness

4:00pm - 4:45pm
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Registration
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: Youth, Everyone
Program Type: Book Discussion, Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 47
Event Details:
Read A Homeless Christmas Story, a new picture book by Ryan Dowd, an advocate for the homeless, and talk about how to help people who don’t always know where they will sleep at night. For kids of all ages. Hear the story read by Emilio E...

Special Notes

Youth Zoom with Registration

We will email the Zoom information to you after you register.

Online registration will close 24 hours prior to the event. If you would like to register after online registration has closed, please phone the Youth Desk at 630-790-6620. 

This event is in the "Youth" group.

GEPL Grooves

3:30pm - 3:45pm
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: Youth
Program Type: Play and Learn Together

GEPL Grooves

Get Up ‘n Groove storytime is now a weekly playlist available on Spotify and Apple Music. Previous playlists have included a trip back to the ‘60s and ‘70s with DJ Tom, DJ Sophie’s movie soundtracks, and food music from DJ Jacquei.

This event is in the "Youth" group.
This event is in the "Middle School" group.
This event is in the "High School" group.
This event is in the "College and Young Adult" group.
This event is in the "Adult" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.
Registration
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: Youth, Middle School, High School, College and Young Adult, Adult, Everyone
Program Type: Class, Computers & Technology, STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Event Details:
Explore outer space and astronomical objects with the team from Cernan Earth and Space Center, a public planetarium on the campus of Triton College in River Grove. These programs will include a Q&A session with an astronomer! ...

Special Notes

Live Only

This event will not be recorded for later viewing.

Zoom with Registration

We will email the Zoom information to you after you register.

This event is in the "Youth" group.
This event is in the "Middle School" group.

Winter Solstice Luminaria Kit

All Day 12/19 - 12/21
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Age Group: Youth, Middle School
Event Details:
Make a luminaria. Available while supply lasts. The winter solstice is the shortest day and longest night of the year. In the Northern Hemisphere, it takes place between December 20 and 23, depending on the year. (The reverse is true in the Southe...
This event is in the "Youth" group.
This event is in the "Middle School" group.

Christmas Star Kit

All Day 12/21 - 12/23
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Age Group: Youth, Middle School
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Special Event
Event Details:
Make a decorative star. Available while supply lasts. ...
This event is in the "Youth" group.
This event is in the "Middle School" group.

Kwanzaa Placemat Kit

All Day 12/21 - 12/23
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Age Group: Youth, Middle School
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Special Event
Event Details:
Weave a placemat showing the Kwanzaa kinara (candle holder). Available while supply lasts. ...
This event is in the "Youth" group.

Smart Starts Kits

All Day
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Age Group: Youth
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Play and Learn Together
Event Details:
Take engaging sensory activities home with you this winter! This activity has supplies in a special free kit available for pickup in the Youth Department or at the drive-up window each Wednesday in December, while supplies last. For ages 3-5. ...
This event is in the "Youth" group.

GEPL Grooves

3:30pm - 3:45pm
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: Youth
Program Type: Play and Learn Together

GEPL Grooves

Get Up ‘n Groove storytime is now a weekly playlist available on Spotify and Apple Music. Previous playlists have included a trip back to the ‘60s and ‘70s with DJ Tom, DJ Sophie’s movie soundtracks, and food music from DJ Jacquei.

This event is in the "Youth" group.

Smart Starts Kits

All Day
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Age Group: Youth
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Play and Learn Together
Event Details:
Take engaging sensory activities home with you this winter! This activity has supplies in a special free kit available for pickup in the Youth Department or at the drive-up window each Wednesday in December, while supplies last. For ages 3-5. ...
This event is in the "Youth" group.

GEPL Grooves

3:30pm - 3:45pm
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: Youth
Program Type: Play and Learn Together

GEPL Grooves

Get Up ‘n Groove storytime is now a weekly playlist available on Spotify and Apple Music. Previous playlists have included a trip back to the ‘60s and ‘70s with DJ Tom, DJ Sophie’s movie soundtracks, and food music from DJ Jacquei.

This event is in the "Youth" group.

Noon Year's Eve Concert

11:15am - 12:00pm
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Registration
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: 2nd Floor Atrium East
Age Group: Youth
Program Type: Performance
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 21
Event Details:
Sing, clap, dance, and spin with award-winning musician and author Jim Gill. Gill’s distinctive music play is a great chance for kids and their grownups to sing and play together! For families of all ages. ...
This event is in the "Youth" group.

Code with Code-a-pillar

4:30pm - 5:00pm
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Registration
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Youth Program Room
Age Group: Youth
Program Type: Computers & Technology, STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Event Details:
Explore the world of coding by reading books, playing games, and working with robots using the Think & Learn Code-a- pillar. Each session will cover a different topic. For ages 4-6. ...

Special Notes

Inside Library Building

While in the library, persons over the age of two (2) must wear a secured face covering (mask) over their nose and mouth.

This event is in the "Youth" group.

Together Time

10:30am - 11:00am
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: North and South Meeting Rooms
Age Group: Youth
Program Type: Storytime

Together Time In Person

Dynamic session promoting child and grownup bonding through creating, singing, playing, and sharing stories together. For kids of all ages and their grownups.

Receive a name tag at the Youth Desk beginning at 10 am. Capacity is 20 participants.

Event Details:
This program will also stream live on our Facebook page. ...

Special Notes

Inside Library Building

While in the library, persons over the age of two (2) must wear a secured face covering (mask) over their nose and mouth.

This event is in the "Youth" group.

Together Time

10:30am - 10:45am
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Registration
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: Youth
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 50

Together Time Virtual Meeting

Dynamic session promoting child and grownup bonding through creating, singing, playing, and sharing stories together. For kids of all ages and their grownups.

Special Notes

Live Only

This event will not be recorded for later viewing.

Youth Zoom with Registration

We will email the Zoom information to you after you register.

Online registration will close 24 hours prior to the event. If you would like to register after online registration has closed, please phone the Youth Desk at 630-790-6620. 

This event is in the "Youth" group.

Pajama Storytime

7:00pm - 7:15pm
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Registration
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: Youth
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 50
Event Details:
Join us in your jammies as we snuggle up for stories and songs.   ...

Special Notes

Live Only

This event will not be recorded for later viewing.

Youth Zoom with Registration

We will email the Zoom information to you after you register.

Online registration will close 24 hours prior to the event. If you would like to register after online registration has closed, please phone the Youth Desk at 630-790-6620.