Summer Reading

Sink or Float?

The second Activity time of our Summer Reading Program was a huge success. Thirty children were in attendance as Skylar Reestman (Antelope Co. Extension Intern) presented her lesson on salt. She showed the kids how the effects of salt in water cause an item to float or sink. Skylar used various items such as grapes, aluminum foil, ping pong balls, paper clips and a balloon to demonstrate this concept. She also read them the book “Fly Guy Presents Sharks” by Tedd Arnold.

An engaged audience!

Pirate Piggy Wiggy

Elgin Public Library kicked off our Summer Reading Program with story time on Monday, June 6. The theme for summer reading this year is “Oceans of Possibilities. Twenty one kids enjoyed the tale of “Pirate Piggy Wiggy” by Christyan and Diane Fox. What would it be like to be a swashbuckling pirate? The children joined Piggy Wiggy as he set sail across the seven seas. Following the story they each made their own pirate hat and were given an eye patch to complete their pirate costume. They even had the chance to “walk the plank” as they left the library.

The swashbuckling pirates of story time!

Elgin Public Library Summer Reading Program

Elgin Public Library’s Summer Reading Program is right around the corner. Check out the video below.

Click the link below to sign up for story time. Activity time is for grades 2 – 5. There is no need to sign up for Activity Time.

May Day baskets

Do you love leaving a May Day basket for a friend or relative.  The library has just the activity for you.  Children grades kindergarten through 3rd are invited to come to the library on Friday, April 29 after school to make a May Day basket for a friend, neighbor or someone special.  Children who are interested should call the library to sign up by April 27 to ensure that we have enough supplies.

18 Very Beautiful May Day Clipart Pictures

Lego League

On December 20, we had 39 children attend Lego League. This month’s project was for each group to build something that would be found in a Christmas village. Below is an example of what you can see at the library. Stop by and check out our many other creations.

Elgin Public Library would like to thank Brenda Siems for donating treats for December’s Lego League. We really appreciate it.

Merry Christmas from the library!