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Hacking College App Essays

Posted June 9, 2016 | Posted in Front Page,Teen Services


Tue., June 14 • 7:00–8:00 p.m.  Presented by C2 Education of Glen Ellyn, this program is for students and/or parents, and will cover many topics related to writing college application essays. Handouts for notes will be provided. Those who attend can also enter a drawing to win 6 free tutoring hours to work one-on-one with a tutor on college apps. For parents and high school students. Registration is required. 

Essentrics: Stretch. Strengthen. Rebalance.

Posted June 4, 2016 | Posted in Adult Services,Front Page,Teen Services


Sat., June 11 • 9:30–10:30 a.m.  Join us for this full-body stretching and strengthening workout presented by Lisa Sawczuk. Wear comfortable clothing and bring an exercise mat or towel for floor work. All participants will be asked to sign a waiver. Arrive 15 minutes prior to program start time. For ages 13 and older. Registration is required as space is limited.


Fizz, Boom, Read! Summer Reading Programs


Summer means summer reading at the Villa Park Public Library! This year’s theme, Fizz, Boom, Read!, highlights science, technology, art and innovation and will run from June 5 to Aug. 6.

Children can read, do activities and earn prizes based on goals set in reading logs. This year’s theme highlights STEAM principles (science, technology, engineering, art, math) through our lineup of programs for kids of all ages this summer.

Adults can play Book Bingo and earn drawing slips for fabulous prizes. They can earn additional drawing slips by reading books from the Fizz, Boom, Read summer reading bins, attending a program at the library, completing a puzzle in their summer reading packets, and signing up for GoodReads, friending us on Facebook, or following us on Twitter or Instagram.

High School students can choose to participate in either the Youth or Adult Summer Reading Programs.

The library will kick things off on Sunday, June 5 with our Summer Reading Tee Off from noon to 4 p.m. This event, sponsored by the Friends of the Villa Park Library, is free and open to everyone. Enjoy mini-golf, a roving magician and balloon artist, and interactive demos from Mad Science. Concessions will also be available for purchase.

For more information, stop by the library, visit our website at, or call 630-834-1164.









Summer Lunch Program

Posted June 1, 2016 | Posted in Front Page,Kids News & Events,Teen Services


Wed., June 8 • 12–1 p.m.  In partnership with the Northern Illinois Food Bank, the library is serving free summer meals to children ages 18 and under. This program is coordinated by the Northern Illinois Food Bank and offered at no cost to the Villa Park Public Library and its patrons.

Registration is not required. Please note that all food must be consumed in the program room during the designated time. 

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.


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