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Wednesday 02/10 0%
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Sun and clouds mixed. High 43F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph.
Thursday 02/11 10%
Cloudy skies. High 36F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph.
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Mostly cloudy. High around 30F. Winds NNE at 10 to 15 mph.
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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.

    Ready for Kindergarten!

    1. imageBraedon Hinkle is halfway to his goal! He is hoping to read 1000 books before Kindergarten! Braedon and his mom, Jessica, read 5 or 6 books nearly every day and write them all down! Great idea!

    iPad class

    There will be another iPad class on Wednesday, January 27, at 6:30 in the Pope John library.  Julie Dwyer will be the teacher.  She will have 4 students assisting her.  Bring your iPad or use one of the school’s. Individual help will be available as well as an overview of what your iPad can do.  Call the library to register (402 843-2460)

    Library closing for Christmas

    Merry Christmas from Elgin Public Library!!  The library will be closed today, tomorrow, and Friday for Christmas.  It will be open from 5-7 on the 28th.

    Closed for Christmas

    The library will be closed December 23, 24, and 25 for Christmas.  No books will be due on those days.  We will reopen on Monday,  December 28 from 5-7

    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!