Monday 5-7 Tuesday 1-5 Wednesday 1-7 Thursday 1-5 Friday 1-5
Elgin weather
Thursday 11/26 80%
Snow during the morning will give way to lingering snow showers during the afternoon. High 27F. Winds N at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of snow 80%. Snow accumulating 1 to 3 inches.
Partly Cloudy
Friday 11/27 10%
Partly Cloudy
Cloudy early with partial sunshine expected late. High 27F. Winds N at 10 to 15 mph.
Saturday 11/28 10%
Cloudy. High 33F. Winds light and variable.
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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.

    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.

    Book Club

    Book club will meet on October 14 at 4:00 to discuss Gap Creek. Our next book, The Meaning of Names, will be available that day.  The new book is written by Karen Shoemaker and takes place in Nebraska from West Point to Stuart during WWI.

    Markland Program

    About 25 people came to hear Doris Markland speak at the library this afternoon. She was very pleased with the crowd, and the audience thoroughly enjoyed her readings.  Doris turned 90 shortly after her book, Playing Life by Ear, was published. Her prose and verse covered many aspects of life in both humorous and thought provoking ways.  She was very entertaining!

    Monday Program

    Doris Markland, Norfolk author of Playing Life By Ear will be here Monday, September 28 at 2:00 to present a program and read some parts of her book!  She is a charming lady!  Hope you can come see her!

    iPad Class

    We will have an iPad class geared toward beginners on October 28 from 7-9.  It will be held at Pope John so we can use their iPads (good way to try one out!). Julie Dwyer will be the instructor.  Sign up at the Elgin Public Library so we know how many people to expect.

    Doris Markland

    Doris Markland, author of Playing Life by Ear, will speak at our library on Monday, September 28 at 2:00pm.

    Everyone is welcome to come and listen!!

    Win an iPad!!

    Win an iPad at the library!  Enter the contest by paying $20 and putting your name in.  After that, each time you read a book from our library your name will go in the drawing again.  On November 20 the winner will be drawn!  Easy! And if you don’t win you have made a nice donation to Elgin’s Library!