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Elgin weather
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday 08/24 0%
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy. Lows overnight in the mid 50s.
Thursday 08/25 0%
A few passing clouds, otherwise generally sunny. High 76F. Winds NNE at 10 to 15 mph.
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Friday 08/26 40%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Mostly cloudy early. Scattered thunderstorms developing later in the day. High 73F. Winds ESE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
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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.

    New Librarians

    IMG_1181 (1)New librarians, Barb Bode and Dianne Gunderson, are hard at work cataloging new books.  They are busy learning all aspects of work at the library. Stop by and see them!

    Story time and Activity time

    Myranda is finishing up. Today she had a story time at 1:00 with only 2 boys attending, but they had a good time.  She read If You Give a Moose a Muffin by Laura Numeroff.  The boys decorated a paper muffin and then ate blueberry muffins. They played a toss game, jumped in gunny sacks, and played with Play Dough.

    At 3:00 she had six girls come for activity time.  They made Nebula Jars, tried hula hoops (Quinn is our expert) and then played a hula hoop game.  They also played the toss game.

    Next week on Wednesday at 1:00 we will try one more story time. Maybe it is nap time but we will have a story for those who can stay awake!

    On Thursday the 28 at 1:00 we will have an activity time for the boys. Pray for cooler weather because we want to do outdoor activities with the boys!  They have too much energy to stay inside!IMG_1166

    Summer Reading Pool Party

    imageimageThe summer reading pool party is over! After several games the kids swam until the hour was over. A few treats and prizes ended the party!

    Activity time

    14 children attended activity time today. Bailey had them eat an apple to see what teeth they use for biting and chewing. They played a couple of games, one about digestion and the other a relay putting foods in the proper groups.

    Story time

    Myranda read the book Ten Little Penguins to 13 children on Wednesday, July 13. The children then made penguins and played games outside.IMG_1160 IMG_1159

    Story time

    On Monday, July 11, Taralyn Baum and Erin Beckman read 4 books, Armadillo Rodeo, Best Balloon Ride Ever, Floating Bananas, and the Loudest Roar.  ThenIMG_1156 IMG_1157 IMG_1155 they decorated sun visors. Eight children attended.

    Thursday’s Activities

    On Thursday, July 7th Baily Carpenter came and did activities dealing with calories. First, they went outside and played knock the socks off of the towel. After they came back inside they split into three different groups and two of the groups got either raisins or m&m’s. They had to guess how many of each item there were to get to 100 calories. The third group saw how much of each of them there were to make the 100 calories. Next, the kids each got a folder and inside there were cards that had different foods on them with the number of calories. Each child got to choose different foods that added up to 250 calories that they would like for a snack. Baily read “My Big Brother”.

    Story Time

    IMG_1154On Wednesday, July 6th the children at story time made an octopus. Each child decorated tentacles that made up the eight legs. They got to choose what they wanted to do on their tentacles. After decorating the tentacles, the kids went outside to play tag. The book that was read was “Good Thing You’re Not an Octopus!” by Julie Markes.

    Digestion Program

    Bailey Carpenter presented a program on on foods and digestion to 14 children today at the library. They talked about food groups and  played fruit basket upset. Next they put a piece of cracker on their tongue, noticed how the taste changed, and it began to dissolve. They put bread in a baggy and squeezed it to illustrate how food is digested in our body. Last they did a guessing activity identifying the ingredients in pizza and where they come from. Bailey read a book called I Will Never, Ever Eat a Tomato.6-30 6-30=2 6-30-3

    Sports at Story time

    Luke Henn read to 10 children today at story time. He read Soccer Game first.

    Timageimagehen he explained the sport of wrestling and showed some trophies. Next he read Dino-Swimming. He took the children outside where they took turns rolling dice to see what exercise they should do. Last he read Beans Baker, Number 5.