Story Time and Activity Time

The past few weeks have been a joy. We had the opportunity to spend time with some remarkable kids during Storytime and Activity time. Our theme was Libraries Rock. Our Summer Readers rock, too. Thank you to the parents for sending your kids to the library. We had so much fun. To wrap up our Summer Reading Program we hosted a pool party for those who participated in our reading challenge. They also received a prize bag full of items purchased by the library as well as items donated by local businesses. Thank you to the Coffeehouse, Dean’s Market, TK-Starlite Drive-In, and Kim Zwingman and the Elgin Community Foundation for the t-shirts. We would also like to thank Cheli Childers for providing snacks for Storytime.

Groovy Joe and Dance Party Countdown

With the help of her dog, Buddy, Lauren Seier read the book, Groovy Joe and Dance Party Countdown. The children also had a chance to sing some songs using the Karaoke machine. Then we all paraded around The Homestead entertaining the people with some musical instruments. Thank you Sloane for letting us borrow your Karaoke machine. We all had fun.

Friday the 13th Movie Night

BEWARE! Are you superstitious? The Elgin Public Library will be having a Friday the 13th Movie Night for grades 4th through 7th. Come if you dare!

Movie NIght at the library will take place on Friday, July 13 from 8 to 10 pm. Anyone in grades 4 to 7 are invited to attend. We will be having snacks and watching the movie ParaNorman.

Rock On!!

During activity time on Thursday, June 28 the kids took a different approach to the theme “Libraries Rock”. The children attending used their creativity by painting rocks that will display messages that promote Elgin Public Library. They then listened to the story “Stone Soup”.

Cause I’m a cowgirl, Yippee-ky-yo!

On a rainy June 25, twelve children attended story time. Sing Sophie was read to the children. In the story, Sophie loves to sing, but no one but the crickets wanted to hear her song, that is until she was needed for a special situation that called for her talents and where her cowgirl songs not only came in handy but saved the day as well. After the story, they made banjos and snacks were furnished by Brecken and Owen Childers.


Doris Markland Gives Book Talk

Doris Markland of Norfolk visited the Elgin Community Center on June 19. She read excerpts from her book, My Half of the Conversation. She writes with a touch of humor and lots of love. It was sponsored by the library.

Summer Reading Activities

Storytime was rockin’ this week. We were fortunate to have Mrs. Rachel Becker read Music Class Today by David Weinstone. Along with the story the children played instruments, danced and waved scarves to music, marched around the library and sang songs accompanied by Mrs. Becker on her guitar. A big thank you to Mrs. Becker for the very musical story time.

On Thursday, June 14th Travis Rudloff, an intern from the Nebraska Extension office read The Magic School Bus In the Haunted Museum by Linda Beech to the children attending the activity time. Following the story they spent time experimenting with sound using jars and water. Travis will be helping out with activity time during the remainder of our summer reading program.