Christmas Story Time

To celebrate the Christmas season we visited the first grade at Elgin Public and St. Boniface to read Jingle Bells by Iza Trapani. The book takes us on a Christmas sleigh ride around the world to discover traditions from Mexico, Sweden, the Philippines, Poland, Italy, Kenya, and the United States. To celebrate a tradition from Mexico, the children made poinsettias.

St. Boniface first grade class
First grade at Elgin Public School

Rockets to the Rescue

Have you every wondered what it would be like to be an aerospace engineer? Professional engineers frequently encounter design challenges when developing, manufacturing and testing aerospace products. They must be creative and use their imaginations to best solve problems. During our final activity time, the kids designed, built and launched a rocket to test for height and distance. The pictures show the kids testing their rocket creations.

SEUSS-A-BRATION

On March 2, Elgin Public Library celebrated the birthday of Dr. Seuss. Ten children listened to Dr. Seuss books, made masks, played games and ate lots and lots of green eggs and ham. Fun was had by all and in the words of Dr. Seuss:

“If you never did you should. These things are fun and fun is good.”
― Dr. Seuss

Build a Better World

On June 8, 18 children participated in the summer reading program activity time.  Krystal Carr,summer intern for the Nebraska Extension – Antelope County, presented a lesson and activities on water, earth, and air.  She read the book Bag in the Wind by Ted Kooser. The story follows a plastic bag on its journey from a landfill into a series of townspeople’s lives.The book was followed by several activities that emphasized recycling and taking care of our natural resources helping us build a better world.

Lego Mania at the Library

    On Monday, March 27, the Elgin Public Library started their first Lego League.  Students in Grades K – 6 were invited to participate.  They only needed to bring their imagination and creativity.  The library supplied the legos.   We had 36 eager Lego builders attending.  They started out with building their name or initials and ended with building their own designs.  Their creations are on display at the library so come and see what these kids created.  If your child missed out on participating in Lego League, they still have a chance to join.  Just give us a call.  Due to the tremendous turnout, we are considering dividing it into two sessions.  One will be on the third Monday and the other on the fourth Monday of the month.  Thank you to the Bargain Box for the grant that made it possible for us to buy the Legos.