Lego League

The Lego League met on April 24 with 28 children attending.  Each group drew a Lego challenge card.  Their task was to build whatever was on their challenge card.  Creations are on display at the library.  Stop by the library and some of the things you will see are robots, aliens, boats, airplanes, cars, houses, rockets, and gardens.

Making Quilt Blocks

On April 20, we hosted the final sewing class for the Girl Scouts.  Each girl made two quilt squares.  These squares will be made into a quilt by Jeane Johnson and Elaine Meyers.  It will be displayed at the library during the summer and raffled off in the fall.  

Twas the Night Before Easter

Twas the Night Before Easter and all through the preschool the children sat listening as a story was read.  On Tuesday, April 11 we visited the Elgin Public Preschool and read an Easter story, The Night Before Easter, by Natasha Wing followed by an Easter craft. The children enjoyed making their unique Easter egg bunnies.

Sew Happy!

 Sew Happy!!  That’s what the Brownie and Junior Girl Scouts were on April 6th.  Ten girls from troops 50294 and 50292 along with leader Abby Evans and co-leaders Rita Kirstine and Tori Durre came to the library to learn some sewing tips.  After learning different parts of the sewing machine the girls practiced sewing patterns on paper. They worked on controlling the speed of the foot pedal and feeding the paper through the machine.  During the next lesson they will use these skills to sew a simple project. We would like to thank Jeane Johnson and Elaine Meyers for helping.

Lego Mania at the Library

    On Monday, March 27, the Elgin Public Library started their first Lego League.  Students in Grades K – 6 were invited to participate.  They only needed to bring their imagination and creativity.  The library supplied the legos.   We had 36 eager Lego builders attending.  They started out with building their name or initials and ended with building their own designs.  Their creations are on display at the library so come and see what these kids created.  If your child missed out on participating in Lego League, they still have a chance to join.  Just give us a call.  Due to the tremendous turnout, we are considering dividing it into two sessions.  One will be on the third Monday and the other on the fourth Monday of the month.  Thank you to the Bargain Box for the grant that made it possible for us to buy the Legos.

Jesse James in Nebraska

On March 13, Jeff Barnes of Humanities Nebraska, shared his knowledge of the infamous outlaw, Jesse James with students from Elgin Public School, St. Boniface, and Pope John as well as members of the community.  The audience was treated to the life of Jesse James and his connection to Nebraska.  Mr. Barnes was sponsored by Elgin Public Library.

Lego League Sign Up

Like LEGOs?  Join the Lego League at Elgin Public Library!  If interested in joining, call the Elgin Public Library at 402-843-2460, email us at, or stop by the library to sign up.  Lego League will be held the last Monday of each month starting March 27 from 4:00 to 5:00.

Children will design projects that will then be on display at the library. Please join us for lots of fun and creativity.

Registration deadline is March 20, 2017.

Lego League

Jesse James in Nebraska is Topic at Elgin Schools

Western history author and lecturer Jeff Barnes brings the life and legend of the notorious Jesse James to the Elgin Public School on Monday, March 13, at 10 a.m.  The lecture is brought to Elgin Public School, Elgin Pope John, and St. Boniface by the Elgin Public Library and is sponsored by Humanities Nebraska.  The public is welcome to attend.


Library Closed Today

The library will be closed today.   Good day to curl up with a book.  Happy Reading!