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Smarty Pants in Space: The Big Balloon Odyssey

Smarty Pants in Space: The Big Balloon Odyssey
Posted May 31, 2016 | Posted in Front Page, Kids News & Events


Wed., June 8 • 7:00 p.m.  Join Smarty Pants and Miss Dena as they embark on an awesome trip into the furthest reaches of space and time! Learn how the space program began, what training astronauts need to complete their space missions, and which animals first traveled into space. Enjoy magic, comedy and giant balloon props and see a show-stopping finale as Smarty travels right into the sun with the world’s largest balloon! For all ages. A limited amount of free tickets will be available at the Youth Services desk starting on June 1.




ACT Practice Test

ACT Practice Test
Posted May 28, 2016 | Posted in Front Page, Kids News & Events, Teen Services


Sat., June 4 • 9 a.m.–1 p.m.  Get ready for the ACT with a free practice test proctored by C2 Education of Glen Ellyn. Choose a 4 hour test with essay portion or 3 hour test without. Bring your own pencils and calculator. Must live in or attend a high school in Villa Park or Oakbrook Terrace in order to register.

On the day of the test: Students will have a 10 minute break in the middle of the test (bathroom, water, snacks, etc.). The 5 sections of the test are English, Math, Reading, Science, and the essay.

After the test: C2 Education will have results of the test the following week for students to pick up at the Glen Ellyn center. Students may also receive their test results via email. If choosing the first option, students and their parents may also set up an optional free conference at the Glen Ellyn C2 location to go over the test results, which includes academic planning and college counseling.

Important: Please arrive at the library at 9am sharp. Bring your own pencils and calculator.


Marvelous Mornings

Posted May 28, 2016 | Posted in Front Page, Kids News & Events

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Sat., June 4 • 10–10:45 a.m.  Stories, songs, and activities for children and their adults, including a project. Registration is not required.

Yoga for Babies and Toddlers

Posted May 27, 2016 | Posted in Front Page, Kids News & Events


Wed., June 8 • 10:00–10:45 a.m.  Enjoy a lively yoga session with your child! Presented by Elmhurst Yoga Shala. All participants must sign a waiver. For children ages 6–30 months old, accompanied by an adult. Please remember to bring your own yoga mat. Registration is required.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

1000 Books Before Kindergarten
Posted May 26, 2016 | Posted in Front Page, Kids News & Events


Interested in improving your child’s love of reading? Stop the Youth Services desk anytime and sign your little ones up for the journey through the 1000 books recommended for all children to read before entering kindergarten.

For more information, visit the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten website.

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