Ten Rules of Being a Superhero

On June 21, 37 children listened to a story, Ten Rules of Being a Superhero, read by Kayton Zwingman and Grady Drueke. In order to be a real superhero, you have to follow some important rules: Rule #1: A superhero must ALWAYS respond to a call for help. Rule #2: Saving the day is messy. But everyone understands.
In this handy guide, Captain Magma and his trusty sidekick, Lava Boy, take young readers on an adventure to learn all ten rules of being a good superhero. Following the story the children colored superheroes as well as made their own super hero describing their personal super power. Some of children’s super powers included “Super reader”, “Fast runner”‘ “Good helper” and “Strong power”.

Build a Better World with Agriculture

On Thursday June 15th Devon and Taralyn Baum visited the library to do an activity for children in grades one through five. Sixteen children were in attendance to enjoy their activities which focused on Agriculture and how it can help build a better world. The older kids worked with Devon who demonstrated how to shear sheep by using a balloon and shaving cream. She also played animal charades with them. Taralyn created a bowling game for the younger age group that helped them learn about different kinds of farm animals.

They were back on Monday June 19th to host story time for pre-school through first grade age children. 39 kids were in attendance for the stories and activities that Taralyn, Devon and Braelyn Bergman had organized. Taralyn read several books about the farm while Devon played several farm related games with the children. They had a great time!

Story Time Surprise

Lauren Seier was the guest reader for our third story time of the summer reading season.  Lauren read, Ragweeds Farm Dog Handbook and surprised the children by bringing along her dog Buddy.  Although Buddy has visited a nursing home, hospital and school, this was his first visit to the library. Following the story all 30 children had a chance to pet and play with Buddy. They also enjoyed coloring a farm picture with different characters from the book.  Thank you Lauren for a fun story time!


Superstar Readers

Elgin Public Library is pleased to announce the first superstar readers for the summer.  Tenley Schindler is the daughter of Jesse and Shanda Schindler.

Our other superstar readers were Jael and Ryker Lammers, children of Todd and Shanna Lammers.  Congratulations to our Superstar readers!

Build a Better World

On June 8, 18 children participated in the summer reading program activity time.  Krystal Carr,summer intern for the Nebraska Extension – Antelope County, presented a lesson and activities on water, earth, and air.  She read the book Bag in the Wind by Ted Kooser. The story follows a plastic bag on its journey from a landfill into a series of townspeople’s lives.The book was followed by several activities that emphasized recycling and taking care of our natural resources helping us build a better world.

Story Time

Building a better world with kindness was the theme for our first story time on June 5.  The library had 26 children participating in the first story time of the summer.  Mrs. Bode read  If You Plant a Seed by Kadir Nelson.  The children then made a flower with the center showing one way they were going to be kind.  We finished the time with a snack.