Monday 5-7 Tuesday 1-5 Wednesday 1-7 Thursday 1-5 Friday 9-1
Elgin weather
Chance of Rain
Friday 01/20 30%
Chance of Rain
Showers early. Lows overnight in the low 30s.
Partly Cloudy
Saturday 01/21 10%
Partly Cloudy
Cloudy early, becoming mostly sunny in the afternoon. High 48F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Sunday 01/22 10%
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies. High 41F. Winds NW at 10 to 20 mph.
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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.

Closed Today

Elgin Public Library will  be closed today, Monday, January 16. 

Change of Hours

Can’t get out on these cold days – give us a call and we would be happy to bring the books to you.  Another option to avoid getting out in the cold is to use Overdrive.  OverDrive Digital Library Reserve is a web-based digital media platform that enables library patrons to download popular digital audiobooks and eBooks from a customized library website. eBooks and audiobooks can be checked out and downloaded to all major computers, tablets, and smartphones, and are automatically returned to the collection when the checkout time expires.  Upcoming events at the library include Book Club on January 25, 2017 and the Library Board on January 31, 2017.  Events planned for February include storytime, lego league, and Blind date with a book.  More information on these events will be available later this month.  We would also like to remind everyone that our Friday hours have changed.  We will now be open from 9 to 1:00 every Friday.

Visit us on our website at http://libraries.ne. gov/elgin.  Our regular hours are Monday 5-7 p.m., Tuesday 1-5 p.m., Wednesday 1-7 p.m. and Thursday and Friday 9 – 1 p.m.  Library doors are a gateway to anywhere.

January Book Club

The January  book is in for this month.  The book is Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons by Lorna Landvik.  Stop by and pick up a copy.  We have five copies of the book.  We also have a large print copy.  Book Club will be January 25, 2017.


The Elgin Public Library is changing their Friday hours. Our new hours will be 9:00 am  to 1:00 pm.  It will start this Friday, January 6, 2017.  

Christmas Movie!

On Saturday, December 10, the Elgin Public Library hosted a movie.  Fifteen children came to watch Santa Paws and eat popcorn.  We were so excited to have them come spend the morning with us.   If you need a good book to read over the holidays, come check out Nora Roberts, Island of Glass.  We also have two new children’s books that would be great for parents and grandparents to share with your children;  Give Please a Chance by Bill O’Reilly and Take Heart, My Child:  A Mother’s Dream by Ainsley Earhardt.

There is a change in hours on Friday, December 23.  We will be open from 9:00 to 1:00 and closed on Monday, December 26, 2016.  Also on Friday, December 30, we will be open from 9:00 to 1:00.  

We wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.


On Saturday, December 10, at 10:00 the Elgin Public Library will be showing a Christmas movie for preschool to sixth grade students.  Come on down to the Elgin Public Library on Saturday for a free movie and snacks.  We are looking forward to seeing you at the movie.  Merry Christmas!!!

December Happenings!

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at your Elgin Public Library.  The elementary Student Council from Elgin Public School decorated for the Christmas season.  Come check it out and a book or two.




The 2nd graders from EPS also stopped by for a story and then made a Christmas ornament.

Several new books have arrived for your reading enjoyment.  They include – Night School A Jack Reacher Novel by Lee Child, Turbo Twenty Three by Janet Evanovich, No Man’s Land by David Baldacci, and Cross the Line (Alex Cross) by James Patterson.  If you are traveling or just want to listen to a good book we have over 24 new titles in our audio book section.  With money from the Libri grant we have also purchased a number of books for elementary and middle school age children.  We would love to have the kids stop by and check them out.  Also for the kids and in keeping with the spirit of the holidays we will be showing a Christmas movie on Saturday morning December 10 beginning at 10 o’clock.  Snacks will be provided.  Hope to see you there.

Our regular hours are Monday 5-7 p.m., Tuesday 1-5 p.m., Wednesday 1-7 p.m. and Thursday and Friday 1-5 p.m.  Library doors are a gateway to anywhere.



November Book Club

The November book is in for this month.  The book is Skipping Christmas by John Grisham.  Stop by and pick up a copy.  We have six copies, but unfortunately we don’t have a large print copy.  The book can also be found on Overdrive.  Happy Reading!!!

Halloween Fun

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bat was the book read to 14 Daycare children on October 27.  They listened to the story, picked pumpkins and decorated the pumpkins with the help of the Daycare providers.   It was fun to involve these children in an activity at the library. On Monday, October 31, the lower elementary students from St. Boniface also visited the library.  During their visit they learned where the children’s books are located as well as how to check out and check in a library book.  In addition, they listened to The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin.  We enjoyed visits from both groups and hope to continue involving children throughout the school year. img_0600img_0631 img_0608 img_0601 img_0633 img_0631

October Library News

“It’s probably too soon to turn the heat on, but never too early to curl up with a good book. And we’ve got several this week.  Just in are Reckless Creed by Alex Kava and Missing- A Private Novel by James Patterson and Kathryn Fox.  We also have some donated large print books by Fern Michaels, Nora Roberts and Janet Evanovich. Our open house was a success with over forty visitors.  Thank you to everyone who attended.  Door prizes were won by Carolyn Johnson, Vida Sprout, Marilyn Reilly, Jeane Johnson, Cael Bottorf and Jael Lammers.  Thank you to the Library Board and Library Foundation members for providing the cookies.  Book Club will meet on Wednesday, October 26th at 4:00.  This month they are reading What She Left Behind by Ellen Marie Wiseman. Visit us on facebook and at our website at http://libraries.ne. gov/elgin.  Our hours are Monday 5-7 p.m., Tuesday 1-5 p.m., Wednesday 1-7 p.m. and Thursday and Friday 1-5 p.m.  Library doors are a gateway to anywhere.