On Saturday, September 19, Elmhurst Public Library opens the doors to a new chapter in its 99-year history: a new, updated second floor. All day long, celebrate with us as you explore all the new areas.
Grand Re-Opening Reception 11 a.m.-12 p.m. in the Teen Space
Enjoy light refreshments, talk with Library staff, and mingle with the Library Board of Trustees in the new Teen Space.
Staff-Led Tours 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (leaving every hour)
Meet at the top of the stairs for a guided tour of the new 2nd Floor.
Scavenger Hunt 10 a.m.-5 p.m. • Pick up clues at Info Desk
Solve all the clues and you could win a prize!
Movies: Kid & Teen Film Fest Screening 10 a.m.-5 p.m. • Gathering Room
Screen films from the Library’s own Kid & Teen Film Fest while you enjoy the new Gathering Room. We’ll provide the popcorn!
Meet the Poster Printer 10 a.m.-1 p.m. • Print Room
Learn about the poster printer and take home a free EPL poster! (while supplies last)
Spotlight: Business Center 10 a.m.-1 p.m. • Business Center
Meet EPL’s Business Librarian and explore the Business Center.
Live! from the Creative Studio 10 a.m.-1 p.m. • Creative Studio
Watch real people while they use Creative Studio hardware, software, and tools. You can ask questions, see how they work, and get project ideas.
Creative Tools User Stories 2-3:30 p.m. • Large Meeting Room (1st Floor)
Hear from local people about completing projects using tools found in the Creative Studio.
Meet the 3D Printer 2-5 p.m. • Print Room
See the 3D printer in action, and get up close with completed 3D print projects.
Architect: Product Architecture + Design
Construction: Pathmann Construction Management
Shifts in society and in our community are changing the way you use your Library. Technology is now a major part of what we do, reading formats are changing rapidly, and people are looking to libraries for spaces to meet with others to create, connect, and explore. See a TED Talk on what to expect from 21st century libraries.
While we will always be the place for you to discover the latest bestseller or bring your kids to storytime, we know that you also look to us to help you download a book or configure your newest device. You want dynamic places to meet with friends to study for a test or work with business partners to create your strategic plan. Here at EPL, we added new spaces on the second floor to better accommodate your growing needs.
Statistics snapshot from the last 12-month period:
Program attendance: 32,285
Total number of public meetings: 1,583
Answered questions: 89,117
Total Checkouts: 1,496,925
Downloaded Books & Media: 31,118
Added items that you suggested: 89,117
Highest Circulating Collection at EPL: Children’s picture books (139,475)
Adult Fiction: 111,652
Adult Non-fiction: 132,252
Most Popular Non-fiction Checkouts at EPL: