Due to the COVID-19 virus the Elgin Public Library will be closing its doors as of April 1, 2020 until further notice. Books will still be available. Please call 843-2460 and talk to Barb or Dianne during regular library hours or leave a message and they will get back to you. During this time there will be limited delivery available or curbside pickups. Please check our website http://libraries.ne.gov/elgin for updates and book availability (there is a link to our online catalog on the website). Thank you for your understanding.
Elgin Public Library will be closed today, March 20. Stay warm and safe.
At this time we will remain open with the following restrictions:
- Our hours will remain the same except on Wednesdays which will now be from 1:00 P.M. to 5:00 p. m. No evening hours!
- Please do not send children to the library as an alternative to no school. They will be asked to leave. However, we welcome them to check out books!
- Children under age of 10 will only be allowed to use a computer with parental supervision. This should be for schoolwork only.
- No toys will be available for small children at this time
- If patrons feel more comfortable we encourage them to use our online catalog which can be found on our website at http://libraries.ne.gov/elgin/. It is listed under “links”. When you search for the item you are looking for it will tell if it is available or not.
- Even though we are currently open if you would like to call and have us pull books in advance or delivered we would be happy to do so.
THESE RESTRICTIONS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE!!!!!!!
The library recently started a “Book Bag” program in conjunction with the local daycare providers in Elgin. A book bag of children’s books is provided for the daycare and is exchanged on a weekly basis. At this time three daycare providers are participating in the program.
Lego League will be held Monday, March 16, from 4:00 to 5:00 at Elgin Public Library. Hope to see you there!
Joe and Trudy Williams will be visiting the Elgin Public Library on Friday, March 6, 2020. Dr. Joe and Trudy Williams bring a fresh voice to young adult medieval fantasy through fast-paced epic adventures filled with action, mystery, hope and inspiration. You will get lost in another world that is filled with castles, dragons, trolls, dwarves, elves, sea-robbers and captivating locations that allow you to escape with each book in “The Tales of Morningstar” series. As you turn the pages, you’ll be drawn into another world where mythical creatures live and the magic of courage, bravery, and friendship shines bright.
The Williams’ will be at the library at 10:00 to share their writing adventures with the public. They are the mother and step-father of Abby Evans of Elgin.
The Williams’ travels continue to inspire the Tales of Morningstar series, and they invite you to follow them on www.jtlwilliams.com
Roses are pink, Your feet really stink by Diane DeGroat
The story is about Gilbert who needs to write fifteen friendly valentines to his classmates. But when he sits down to do it, writing a nice one to a boy who tweaked his nose and a girl who made fun of his glasses was harder than he thought. Instead he writes two not-so-nice valentines and signs some else’s name. After sharing the valentines, feelings are hurt. But with an honest apology the children learned there can be a change of heart on Valentine’s Day.
Following the story the second graders made paper plate yarn hearts to share with their family.
The Elgin Public Library will be hosting a movie for kids (K-6) on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 from 2:00 – 4:00. If your kids are getting restless and need to get out of the house they are welcome to join us. Happy New Year from the Elgin Public Library!