Book Donated by Local Author

What were you doing at age15? Amanda Fritzen was writing a book. Her book, The Adventures in Tree Wood Hollow, is about three best friends that come together to solve a mystery. Her own creativity as well as personal experiences inspired this awesome adventure. The library has enjoyed having Amanda and her family as long time patrons and now we are excited to feature her as a first time author. We want to congratulate Amanda on this wonderful accomplishment and encourage everyone to stop by the library and check out her book.

Lucky Luke’s Hunting Adventures

Hey parents, if you have a child that’s interested in hunting and fishing get them hooked on reading today with Kevin Lovegreen’s Lucky Luke’s Hunting Adventures book series.  Kevin Lovegreen grew up in Minnesota.  Hunting, fishing, and the outdoors have always been a big part of his life and he loves telling the stories of his adventures.  Thanks to his dad, uncles, and grandparents he has a great appreciation for the outdoors and shares that with young readers in this hunting adventure series. 

Elgin Public Library has just received the nine book set ready for you to check out.  The books include: The Snake River Challenge, Fishing Frenzy, Moose Mania, Winner ,Winner Turkey Dinner, Big Bear Feet, Fish On!, Monster Mule Deer, The Muddy Elk and Whitetale Adventures.  The books are suitable for grades 2-6.

Pass the Time With Puzzles

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”!

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    Nebraska Exclusive: Free access to EBSCO Learning Express Library

    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.

    Free Resources from MidAmerica Books and Elgin Public Library

    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

    New Adventure

    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 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.

    Mary Avidano’s Book

    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

    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.

    64 new children’s from Libri Foundation

    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!