Learning to use the Air Fryer

On Thursday, May 5, twenty people attended an Air Fryer Class hosted by Elgin Public Library. Brittany Spieker from the Antelope County Extension Office and Ann Fenton from the Pierce County Extension Office were the presenters. Highlights of the presentation included: how to use an air fryer, food safety, and air fryer pros and cons. We also explored various recipes and sampled delicious air fried foods.

A big thank you to the presenters, all the attendees, and the Community Center.

January Happenings at the Library

It’s SNOW secret – books are cool!  New in the children’s section are several “Click Clack” picture books by Doreen Cronin, Ivy and Bean books by Annie Barrows and Disney books by  various authors.  We also have several new kids 100 piece puzzles.  Adult books include:  The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles and  Death by Cashmere a Seaside Knitters Mystery by Sally Goldenbaum.

Lego League was held on Monday, January 17 with snacks provided by Park Center Daycare director Marissa Lemke.  Thank you for supporting Lego League by providing us with snacks.  If any businesses or individuals are interested in providing snacks please contact the library.  Book Club, held on the fourth Wednesday of the month (January 26th) read and discussed  Anxious People by Fredrik Backman.

To keep up with everything that is happening at the library visit us on our website at http://libraries.ne.gov/elgin or on Facebook.  Our regular hours are Monday 4-7 p.m., Tuesday 1-5 p.m., Wednesday 1-7 p.m., Thursday 1-5 p.m. and Friday 9 – 12 p.m.

Balloon Animal Adventures

Over 40 children and 20 adults attended the Balloon Animal Adventures program sponsored by the Elgin Public Library. This program combined animal education with the fun and silliness of balloons. Brought to life by Peter and Penelope, this program required over 4 hours of work and more than 150 balloons to make the 9 animals they shared with the audience. Believing they were real, Peter and Penelope kept the kids engaged and entertained. The children went home with an adopted balloon animal while the animals from the program adopted the library. They are waiting for you to stop in at the library and say hi!

“Don’t Call Me a Bear!”

Don’t Call Me a Bear, written by Aaron Blabey, tells the story about a koala who informs his friends that he is not a bear. Just because I’m furry Doesn’t Mean That I’m a Bear. The chldren learned that koalas are marsupials instead of bears. It was a fun and educational story.

Activity Time

Every Thursday during the month of June, Elgin Public Library has Activity Time for children grades 2 through 5 beginning at 1:00. This year we are fortunate to have Travis Rudloff, an intern at the Antelope County Extension Office, in charge of the activities. This week they talked about service animals and came up with some creative ways to provide service to others.

All kids in grades 2 through 5 are welcome to attend.