Kids Blog

Mother-Daughter Books

Here is what we’ll be reading for our Mother-Daughter book discussion this year:

October 13: Ellie's Story: A Dog's Purpose Novel by W. Bruce Cameron
November 10: Masterminds by Gordon Korman
January: Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate
February: When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
March: Wake Up Missing by Kate Messner
April: Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson

Call the Youth Services Department at 630-232-0893 for more information.

New Gerbil Friends

Thank you to everyone who voted for the names of our new gerbil brothers! Welcome Fred and George—named for characters in the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. Stop by Youth Services to say hello.


Check out our new STEAM Kits! Each kit features a different STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math) topic and can be checked out for four weeks. Topics and activities include: Addition and Subtraction, Art Projector, Astronomy, Bird Watching, Electricity, Force and Motion, Geology, Human Anatomy, Insects, MaKey MaKey, Microscope, Origami, Pattern Blocks, Prisms, Reptiles, Simple Machines, Squishy Circuits, and Weather.

Putting Names to Faces

Have you met the Youth Services staff? Take a look at our updated page and then stop by to say hi the next time you're at the Library!

Go Green–Recycle Your Crayons!

Bring your broken, peeled crayons and your whole, unwanted crayons to the library and drop them in the collection jars in Youth Services. We will take them to S.C.A.R.C.E.–an organization in Glen Ellyn committed to recycling and reusing things around us–who will then turn them into something new!