Bake Sale a Success!

The Elgin Public Library Foundation and Library Board would like to thank all those who supported the Book and Bake sale. We very much appreciate everyone who stopped in to contribute to the success of our fundraiser. Thanks again!

We will continue our book sale for the remainder of this month. If you are interested please stop by the library and look over our selection.

Book and Bake Sale

Excited for Husker football? Need snacks? The Elgin Library Foundation will be hosting a Book and Bake sale on Saturday, September 7 from 9:00 to ????. It will be held at the Elgin Public Library. There will be numerous baked items as well as snacks that you can take home for the big game. If you would like to donate any baked goods or other food items to benefit the Elgin Public Library please drop them off the morning of the bake sale. Go Big Red!!

Game Day

Elgin Public Library hosted a Back to School Game Day on Monday, August 12. Eleven kids came to play Ladder Toss, Badminton, Bean Bag Toss, Pong, and Ninja Warrior. They even built an obstacle course using all of the games. The day ended with a water fight. Snacks were also served throughout the afternoon. Thanks for supporting the library.

Back to School Game Day

How fast summer passes, soon the kids will be back to classes! To cap off their summer Elgin Public Library will be hosting a “Back to School” game day on Monday, August 12 from 2:00 – 4:00 P.M. Kids in grades Kindergarten through 6th grade are invited to come anytime from 2:00 to 4:00 to play some outdoor games and enjoy some snacks. It will be lots of fun!!
Children who participated in the summer reading program and story time who have not picked up their gift bag, please stop by the library and do so by the end of August.

Rockets to the Rescue

Have you every wondered what it would be like to be an aerospace engineer? Professional engineers frequently encounter design challenges when developing, manufacturing and testing aerospace products. They must be creative and use their imaginations to best solve problems. During our final activity time, the kids designed, built and launched a rocket to test for height and distance. The pictures show the kids testing their rocket creations.

New Service at Library

Are you having family home for the weekend or guests coming? We have another new service available at the library. Patrons can check out yard games for these special events . These include Corn Hole, Giant Pong, and Ladder toss. We hope you will stop in and take advantage of this new feature.

Magic Show to Close out Summer Reading Program

Summer Reading is winding down. Our last story time will be Wednesday, July 10, and the last activity time will be Thursday, July 11. Our Summer Reading Challenge will also end on July 11. On July 12, we will culminate our summer reading with a magic show. The “Out of this World” magic show featuring Jeff Quinn will be held at the Community Center at 2:00. The public is invited to attend. The show runs about 40 minutes and contains lots of audience participation, family-friendly humor and amazing magic. He always builds his Summer Reading Program show around the theme, so this year it’s going to be all about outer space. There will be tricks with planets, astronauts, rockets…and even an appearance by a friendly visitor from another planet. It’s going to be a lot of fun!


Story time children show off their astronaut helmets. They are ready to blast off on their own adventure!

When was your last big adventure? Orville, a penguin, lives at the zoo. He is surrounded by animal pals who go on exciting adventures. A hang gliding rhino! A deep-sea diving giraffe! One day he concocts an adventure all his own: build a spaceship and fly to the moon all by himself. Can one tiny penguin get there alone?

Activity Time

The kids have really enjoyed having Travis Rudloff from the Antelope County Extension Office lead our Summer Reading Activity Time. He has done a variety of activities from building space stations, making moon sand and slime, to talking about the different types of bees and pollination. We have enjoyed having Travis be a part of our summer reading program. He made each session fun as well as educational. We hope Travis will join us again next year. We will not have Activity Time on Thursday, July 4, but will finish out on July 11.

Kierstyn receiving her trophy for best space station design.