December at the Library

Have you checked out the “Moose on the Loose” at the library? He has been very busy reading books, riding on trains and swinging. If you would like to see what the moose is doing this week stop in and see us. There are also several other fun things happening at the library in the month of December. On Sunday, December 17 we will be having a Christmas movie for elementary children. We will be showing “Arthur Christmas” beginning at 2:00 P.M. On Monday, December 18, a Christmas Lego League will be held at the library. Please join us for these holiday events.
During Santa’s visit to Elgin on December 6 the library concluded their raffle for the wooden lantern. Our lucky winner was Clarissa Stuhr. We would like to thank everyone who supported our raffle as well as a big thank you to Chuck Eggers for building and donating it.
Book Club will meet on December 27, 2017. This month the ladies will be reading The Girls From Ames, by Jeffrey Zaslow. The books have arrived and are waiting to be picked up.
On December 11, we visited the kindergartners and first graders at Saint Boniface. We read the story, Mooseltoe and then made and decorated moosetaches. Check out the very creative “moosetaches” below.

Turkey Time

On November 17, we visited the first graders at Elgin Public School. We read the story, Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving to them and did a turkey craft.

On November 20, we went to the Kindergarten class at Elgin Public School. We read The Great Turkey Race. We also made a turkey with them. We had a fun time.

Fall Fun at the Library!

Who remembers the old fashioned fall hay rack rides. Elgin Public Library decided to celebrate Halloween by inviting Kindergarten through 3rd grade students to join them on a hay rack ride around town. Thirty children participated in the festivities. Following the hay rack ride they returned to the library to play games, decorate pumpkins, listen to stories and enjoy Halloween treats provided by the Library Board. We would like to thank Myranda Palmer, Jordan Lingren, Olivia Lingren, Joey Getzfred and Theanna Dunn from Elgin High School and Lauren Seier (and Buddy) and Wenting Yu from Pope John High School for helping with the activities. A special thanks to Jerry and Kyle Pelster for the fun hay rack ride.