Bored?? Need something to pass the time during these “stay at home” days? The Elgin Public Library has a variety of 500 to 1000 piece puzzles that can help you or your kids stay busy during this time. Just call ahead (402-843-2460) and we can set some out for you to pick up. We have extended our due dates so don’t worry about getting it returned “on time”!
EBSCO Learning Express understands the need for high-quality e-learning resources during this time of social distancing and remote learning. That’s why they are making this special offer to Nebraska libraries: FREE access to their complete line of learning products, for public, college, and school libraries. This free access will run through June 30, 2020.
Learning Express products offer powerful resources including practice tests, tutorials, e-books, articles, and flashcards to help students of all ages:
- Improve core skills in English language arts, math and science, social studies and computers
- Prepare for AP®, SAT®, ACT®, and other college entrance exams
- Prepare for military entrance tests (ASVAB, CFAT)
- Explore colleges and careers
- Prepare for occupational certification tests (e.g., allied health, nursing, teaching, and many more)
The link below will enable patrons to access Learning Express Library and Prep STEP. Patrons will need to register for an account using an email address and password. This will allow them to save their progress.
Following this link takes you to the Welcome to Learning Express page. Click on “Public Library” to browse the Learning Express Library® modules; click on “College Library” to browse the Prep STEP® modules.
Learning Express Library modules include: Career Preparation / High School Equivalency Center / College Admissions Test Preparation / School Center [Curriculum support for elementary, middle, and high school students] / College Students / Adult Core Skills / Recursos Para Hispanohablantes.
Prep STEP modules include: Core Math and Science Skills / Core English Skills / College Success Skills / Career Preparation / Basic Computer Skills / Grad School Admissions Preparation / Placement Test Preparation / Recursos Para Hispanohablantes.
Schools and libraries are navigating unchartered territory right now, and we want to help any way we can.
One thing we can do is make sure that no child will be without access to books while schools are closed. MidAmerica books is giving FREE access to all of their eBooks and databases through June, 2020.
Below are several links to access the free library books. We encourage students, teachers, and parents to check them out.
Elementary Digital Bookshelf PreK-8
Secondary Digital Bookshelf 5-12
ABDO Research Database
Hello from the Elgin City Library! As we are starting our new adventure the first two weeks at the library have been a learning experience for both of us. Everyday a new question arises which leads us to learn new things. We appreciate all the help that Joyce Sullivan has given us as well as the patience of the patrons who have visited the library over the past few weeks. Our new books include: Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty, More Igami, Piece of Home, Cody Harmon King of Pets, Nadia, Saving the Whole Wide World and the Great White Shark Scientist. Visit our website at http://libraries.ne. gov/elgin. You are also welcome to stop by and say hello. Our hours are Monday 5-7 p.m., Tuesday 1-5 p.m., Wednesday 1-7 p.m. and Thursday and Friday 1-5 p.m.. Library doors are a gateway to anywhere.
We now have a copy of Mary Avidano’s book, In the House of I Am! Mary’s book just came from the publisher. Copies are available to buy at Elgin Pharmacy. There will be a book signing later this month at the Elgin Community Center. Thanks to Mary for giving the library a copy!
New books at the library are Dark Witch and Shadow Spell by Nora Roberts, I’ve Got You Under My Skin by Mary Higgins Clark, New Life, No Instructions by Gail Caldwell, Roseflower Creek by Jackie Lee Miles, Sea Change by Karen White, NYPD Red 2 by James Patterson, and two large print books, Wife 22 by Melanie Gideon and The Sisters Weiss by Naomi Roger.
We have received 64 new books from the Libri Foundation. It was a 2:1 matching grant. We raised $350 and the Libri Foundation contributed the rest for a total of $1,053 of books. We have picture books and chapter books for children of all ages. Bring your children in to see our newest selection of books!
New books are Sycamore Row by John Grisham and Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline.
New books are The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks, Cornstalked by Patricia Bremmer, and Second Watch by J.A. Jance.
Some new books are Revenge of the Spellmans and The Spellmans Strike Back by Lisa Lutz, The Silver Star by Jeannette Walls, and The Usual Rules by Joyce Maynard.
A non-fiction book is Irena Sendler’s book, Life in a Jar.
New audio CD’s are The Lost Years by Mary Higgins Clark and Love Overboard by Janet Evanovich.