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Elgin weather
Monday 08/29 20%
Generally cloudy. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 82F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Tuesday 08/30 40%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Variable clouds with scattered thunderstorms. High 76F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday 08/31 10%
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies. High 81F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph.
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    Mission statement
    The mission of the Elgin Public Library is to provide materials and services for community residents of all ages for personal enrichment, enjoyment and educational needs. The library is dedicated to providing practical access to all forms of media. The Elgin Public Library is committed to supporting a lifelong enjoyment of reading and learning. Most of all, the Library's mission is to serve and be responsive to the needs of the community.

    Digestion Program

    Bailey Carpenter presented a program on on foods and digestion to 14 children today at the library. They talked about food groups and  played fruit basket upset. Next they put a piece of cracker on their tongue, noticed how the taste changed, and it began to dissolve. They put bread in a baggy and squeezed it to illustrate how food is digested in our body. Last they did a guessing activity identifying the ingredients in pizza and where they come from. Bailey read a book called I Will Never, Ever Eat a Tomato.6-30 6-30=2 6-30-3

    Sports at Story time

    Luke Henn read to 10 children today at story time. He read Soccer Game first.

    Timageimagehen he explained the sport of wrestling and showed some trophies. Next he read Dino-Swimming. He took the children outside where they took turns rolling dice to see what exercise they should do. Last he read Beans Baker, Number 5.

    Hermit Crabs

    Jeslynn and Taylor Beckman read imageimageFinding Dory: Explore the Big Blue Ocean today to 15 children.  During the story the children put together some puzzles. Then they got to look at and hold two pet hermit crabs, Shelly and Bob, that belong to the Beckman kids!

    Activity Time

    Today 18 kids came to activity time and made smoothies. The smoothies were mixed by pedaling a bicycle! While waiting their turn, they looked at labels to find the different names for sugar in products.image

    Little Ducks

    Myrand Palmer read 2 duck books to 9 children today. They played a duck pond matching game for prizes!

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    Story time

    Today Brooke Kinney read Ping Pong Pig to 13 children. They drew pigs, did a maze, made marshmallow pigs, and ate tractor wheels (crackers)! After story time, the children pick out books to check out!imageimage


    Root vegetables

    imageToday at activity time, 19 kids tasted a radish, carrot, and yam. They rated each on crispness, dryness, and taste. The radish was liked the least. The Yam tasted similar to the carrot. Bailey also baked chocolate chips cookies, some plain, some made with applesauce, and some with plain yogurt. The kids tried to identify which was which but couldn’t. They agreed all were good! Thanks Bailey Carpenter!!


    monkey 2Keyera Eisenhauer and Callie Heithoff led story time today.  They read Count the Monkeys and 10 Little Monkeys. The 12 children present then made finger print monkeys, had a banana hunt, and played “Hot Banana” outside!

    Story time

    Blake and Chloe Henn read the book The Pout-Pout Fish Goes to School.  The children did a fish maze, dot to dot shapes, and then colored a fish while eating Goldfish.  They went outside and played “Sharks and Minnows”. About 20 children were at the library.  Blake and Chloe are members of the Way out West 4-H club.fish story

    Activity time

    Twenty children came to the library today for activity time.  Bailey Carpenter, from the Antelope County Extension Office, gave a program on Senses. The kids made nature bracelets from items found outside the library.  They were very colorful! Next, they matched various foods to the animals that would eat them. Bailey read a book called What Is That Awful Smell  and the children had to guess 11 different items by the smell on a cotton ball in a jar. It was a great lesson!Nature