Elgin Library Summer Reading Covid 19 Style

This year our summer reading program will have a different look.  The theme for the 2020 Summer Reading Program is “Imagine Your Story” which features fantasy and fairy tales.  In lieu of story time and activity time we will be offering take home packets with crafts, links to read aloud stories and snacks.  If you want your child to participate in summer reading please take a few minutes to fill out a form that is posted on our website http://libraries.ne. gov/elgin or our face book page.  We will also be offering a summer reading challenge using an online app Reader Zone.  This is a free app to install and it will be the way you will keep track of all your reading minutes.  The library will have access to all your reading minutes and award prizes accordingly.  Summer reading will start on June 8 and run through July 3.  Participants need to be signed up by June 5, 2020.


Elgin Public Library Will Reopen

Elgin Public Library will open for public use on Wednesday, May13.  There will be certain restrictions in place at that time.   We will continue to offer call in and curbside service for those who do not feel comfortable coming into the library.

*  The library hours will remain the same.  Wednesday’s hours will continue to be from 1:00 to 5:00.  All other hours will be the same.

*  Items returned to the library should continue to be placed in the drop box before entering the building.  We do not want them brought to the circulation desk. 

*  Children may come in to check out books.  They will not be able to linger and play. 

*  The use of hand sanitizer, limiting the number of people in the library, wearing masks, quarantining of material, and social distancing will be other safety measures in effect.

We are anxious to see our patrons and hope that we will soon be able to remove the restrictions.