Parade of Legos

The theme for December Lego League was “Christmas Parade”. The kids were asked to create a float for the Christmas Lego parade. The floats will be on display through New Years and we are asking all visitors to the library to cast a vote for their favorite float. Below are the pictures of the floats that were created.

Open House for Elementary Students

On Wednesday, October 12, and Thursday, October 13, Elgin Public Library held an Open House for elementary classes from St. Boniface and Elgin Public Elementary schools. Students in grades Kindergarten through 5th, along with their teachers, visited the library to hear about and look at the new books as well as the makerspace items the library has available for the children. Kim Young assisted with the open house. We look forward to having the students visit the library and check out some of our new books and play with the makerspace items.

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.