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Elgin weather
Tuesday 05/31 0%
Clear. Lows overnight in the low 50s.
Wednesday 06/01 0%
Mainly sunny. High 76F. Winds NW at 10 to 15 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Thursday 06/02 20%
Partly Cloudy
Sunshine and clouds mixed. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 82F. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph.
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    Mission statement
    The mission of the Elgin Public Library is to provide materials and services for community residents of all ages for personal enrichment, enjoyment and educational needs. The library is dedicated to providing practical access to all forms of media. The Elgin Public Library is committed to supporting a lifelong enjoyment of reading and learning. Most of all, the Library's mission is to serve and be responsive to the needs of the community.

    Summer intern

    1. imageMyranda Palmer is our intern this summer! She will help with summer reading and learn about all aspects of the library.

    Intern wanted!

    The library received a grant for a student intern! We are looking for a high school or college student to help with summer reading and learn about all the library has to offer! Must be available Monday and Wednesday mornings during June and part of July, and also available on Thursday afternoons.  Other hours are flexible. $9.00 an hour, working about 100 hours during the summer. Call or submit a written application stating why you would like this job.  Interviews will be held the first week in May.

    Ready for Kindergarten!

    1. imageBraedon Hinkle is halfway to his goal! He is hoping to read 1000 books before Kindergarten! Braedon and his mom, Jessica, read 5 or 6 books nearly every day and write them all down! Great idea!

    iPad class

    There will be another iPad class on Wednesday, January 27, at 6:30 in the Pope John library.  Julie Dwyer will be the teacher.  She will have 4 students assisting her.  Bring your iPad or use one of the school’s. Individual help will be available as well as an overview of what your iPad can do.  Call the library to register (402 843-2460)

    Library closing for Christmas

    Merry Christmas from Elgin Public Library!!  The library will be closed today, tomorrow, and Friday for Christmas.  It will be open from 5-7 on the 28th.

    Closed for Christmas

    The library will be closed December 23, 24, and 25 for Christmas.  No books will be due on those days.  We will reopen on Monday,  December 28 from 5-7

    iPad Winner!!

    IMG_0758JoAnn Dinslage is the winner of the iPad!  Congratulations, JoAnn!

    1000 Books!

    imageBraedon Hinkle is working on reading 1000 books before Kindergarten! Way to go, Braedon!


    Win an iPad! You don’t have to read-just donate $20 to the library and your name will be entered in a drawing to be held on November 20. If you like to read, your name could be in more times.  But it only takes ONE chance to win!

    Adult Reading Challenge

    Help your library! Enter our contest to win an iPad!  $20 gives you one chance, read library books and you’ll get many chances. Drawing  is November 20.