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Elgin weather
Friday 04/17 80%
Thunderstorms. Lows overnight in the low 50s.
Saturday 04/18 80%
Thunderstorms likely in the morning. Then the chance of scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon. A few storms may be severe. High near 70F. Winds SE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 80%.
Chance of Rain
Sunday 04/19 40%
Chance of Rain
Windy with rain showers in the morning then partly cloudy in the afternoon. High 58F. Winds NNW at 25 to 35 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.

    Summer Reading

    “Every Hero Has a Story” is the theme for summer reading this year.  We will have story time for 3-6 year olds on Monday and Wednesday mornings in June.  On Thursday afternoons in June, at 1:00, first through fourth graders are invited to come to an activity hour.  Save the day, Tuesday, June 23 at 3:00, for a special program at the Community Center!!  The program is for all ages, babies to grandmas!!

    New books

    New books are The Time Between by Karen White, The Prayer Box by Lisa Wingate, The Job by Janet Evanovich, and The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins.

    Book Club

    Book club is now reading The Girls from Ames by Jeffrey Zaslow.  We will meet on Wednesday, April 22 to discuss it.

    Book Club

    We will read Pope Joan by Donna Woolfolk Cross in March.  Wednesday, March 25, at 4:00 we will meet to discuss it.  We have 5 books and it is on 3 kindles for large print.

    Book club

    This month we are reading A Life With Dogs by Roger Welsch.  We will discuss it on Febrary 25 at 4:00.

    Book Club

    Hannah Coulter by Wendell Berry is our book for January.  We will meet to discuss it on Wednesday, January 28 at 4:00.

    New Books

    New books are 41: A Portrait of My Father by George W. Bush, The Escape by David Baldacci, Matt and Mark by Emily March, Burn and Hope to Die by James Patterson, and Killing Patton by Bill O’Reilly.

    Birthday party

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    Christmas hours and closings

    The Elgin Public Library  will be closed on December 24 and 25.  We plan to re-open December 26 from 2:00-5:00.

    When the weather gets bad (like last night), please call to see if we are open before you venture out.

    New large print books

    New large print books that have been added to our collection are Zero Hour by Clive Cussler, Death Angel by Linda Fairstein, Ladies’ Night by Mary Kay Andrews, and Johnny Carson by Henry Bushkin.