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Downtown Glen Ellyn businesses offer discounts for library cardholders

Published: Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013 6:00 a.m. CDT

GLEN ELLYN – Besides gaining access to countless books, Glen Ellyn residents now have another reason to sign up for a library card: the discounts at some of their favorite downtown businesses it will provide throughout September.

In honor of National Library Card Sign-up Month, several Glen Ellyn businesses have partnered with the Glen Ellyn Public Library to offer discounts exclusively to library cardholders.

Participating businesses include AliKat Boutique, Bird on a Wire, Bistro Monet, Blackberry Market, The Bookstore, Bottle & Bottega, Enchantments, Fire + Wine, Fuschia, Larc Jewelers, M and Em’s, Olive ‘n Vinnie’s, Paisley on Main, The Prince’s Table, The Renaissance Art Studio, Sign of the Whale Antiques and Treasure House.

To receive their discount, cardholders must present their library cards during transactions at participating businesses.

Residents without a library card can visit the library’s circulation desk at 400 Duane St. to sign up. Those interested in getting a card must bring one of the following forms of identification with them: a valid school ID, a driver’s license, a state ID card, a passport or a country ID.

To make it easier to sign up for a library card, the library subsidizes membership for low-income families of elementary school students living in unincorporated areas of districts 41 and 89.

Those eligible for the “Open Books, Open Doors” program include families who are able to demonstrate economic hardship and adults with a valid Illinois LINK card.

Since the program was created in 2002, the library has issued more than 100 library cards. Program application forms are available at the library’s circulation desk.

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