Glen Ellyn Public Library supports Park District Scholarship Fund with $2,000 gift

  • The Friends of the Glen Ellyn Public Library and the Glen Ellyn Library Foundation present a $2,000 check to benefit the Glen Ellyn Park District Scholarship Fund Sept. 17.

    The Friends of the Glen Ellyn Public Library and the Glen Ellyn Library Foundation present a $2,000 check to benefit the Glen Ellyn Park District Scholarship Fund Sept. 17. Courtesy of Glen Ellyn Public Library

 
 
Updated 9/27/2019 10:53 PM

The Friends of the Glen Ellyn Library and the Glen Ellyn Library Foundation presented a $2,000 check to benefit the Glen Ellyn Park District Scholarship Fund during the Park District's board meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 17.

This donation concluded a successful partnership between the library and the Park District during the library's 2019 summer program, "Game On!" Summer Challenge.

 

Students ranging in age from pre-kindergarten through high school, adults and staff members came together to accumulate a grand total of 88,680 points earned by reading, watching, listening, playing and attending events, which surpassed an initial 50,000-point goal for the two-month program.

Signature activities included Goat Yoga, a Frozen Custard Social, Community Game Night, and several sessions of Storytime in the Park.

The Glen Ellyn Park District Scholarship Fund was created to provide families in need of financial assistance with the opportunity to participate in park district activities. Each year, the Scholarship Fund makes it possible for hundreds of residents to enjoy park district facilities as well as participate in camps, sports, lessons and fitness programs.

Friends of the Library is a volunteer organization dedicated to raising funds to supplement the Glen Ellyn Public Library's annual budget for materials, programs and literacy initiatives in the local community.

The Glen Ellyn Library Foundation was established to ensure that future residents of Glen Ellyn enjoy high quality library services in an attractive, state-of-the-art facility. It is an independent, non-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization governed by a volunteer board of directors made up of community members and non-voting representatives of the Friends of the Glen Ellyn Public Library, the Glen Ellyn Public Library Board of Trustees, and the Glen Ellyn Public Library administration.

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