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Kids' Winter Reading Program
Follow your taste buds to Winter Reading at Elmhurst Public Library. While it's cold and dull outside, it's colorful and sugary-sweet at EPL. Rush to the library for fun, events, prizes, and more! Register at the Help Desk for the "Reading is Sweet" program with your Elmhurst Public Library card anytime from Tuesday, December 27 until Wednesday, February 29. For kids from age 2 through grade 8.
More About Elmhurst Public Library
More than 30,000 Elmhurst residents—70 percent of the city—have Elmhurst library cards, which isn't surprising considering how much the library has to offer. From databases for researching genealogy to its video game collection, the library is a popular spot for more than just books. Patrons can access audiobooks, movies, music, research databases, resources for job seekers and a wide range of digital content, including eBooks, eReaders, eMagazines and more.
According to the library's annual report, through April 2012 the facility circulated more than 1.5 million items. More than a half-million visits to the library's website were logged and an average of more than 1,500 people walked through the library's doors each day. The library is a popular meeting space for students as well as businesses, local clubs and organizations.
The coffee shop, named More than Mocha, offers gourmet brewed coffee, espresso, teas and pastries. A drive-up window and outdoor book drops are located near the parking lot on the north side of the building. At the drive-up window, patrons can return and check out materials and renew their library cards.
The library managed a budget of $7 million last fiscal year.