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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.

    Silent Auction

    Our silent auction runs until November 14 at 4:00.  Bids may be placed during regular library hours.  Check our Elgin Public Library Facebook page for pictures of some of the items for sale!

    Silent Auction continues

    Our silent auction continues during library hours until Friday, November 14 at 4:00!  Come see what is displayed!

    Silent Auction Begins

    Our annual silent auction fundraiser has begun.  We have a nice variety of items to bid on, a spaghetti dinner, figurines, a table runner, bake and take dish, Christmas snowman, and many more things.  Bids may be placed during regular library hours from now until November 14.  Do some early Christmas shopping and support your library at the same time!

    More New Books

    New books today are  The Long Way Home by Louise Penny, Perfect Timing, Lucky Penny and Coming Up Roses by Catherine Anderson, Sheltering Rain, Silver Bay, and the Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes, and Hypnoist’s Love Story and Three Wishes by Liane Moriarty.

    New Books

    New books are Personal by Lee Child, Windfallen by Jojo Moyes, The Last Anniversary by Lianne Moriarty, and The Homecoming by Robyn Carr.

    Mary Avidano’s Book

    We now have a copy of Mary Avidano’s book, In the House of I Am!  Mary’s book just came from the publisher.  Copies are available to buy at Elgin Pharmacy.  There will be a book signing later this month at the Elgin Community Center.  Thanks to Mary for giving the library a copy!

    New books

    New books are Act of War by Brad Thor, Pride, Prejudice and Cheese Grits by Mary Jane Hathaway, and All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr.  New large print books are Safe with Me by Amy Hatvany and The Unexpected Waltz by Kim Wright.

    Time to Start Book Club!

    Our first book  will be The Greatest Generation by Tom Brokaw.  I have 10 books available and 2 large print books as well.  We will meet to discuss the book on Wednesday, September 17 at 4:00.

    Summer Reading

    Story time, activity time, and “Science with Sara” are all finished.  But we will continue keeping track of books that children read so their names can be entered in the NEST529 scholarship contest.  The names will be submitted August 15 so there is plenty of time left to read!  Get ready to go back to school by reading!!

    Science with Sara

    On July 7, Sara Walsh gave a science program that went very well with the Fizz, Boom, Read theme!  We had fizzing, exploding, and  lots of other interesting demonstrations.proggramAround 45 children and adults attended.

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