Monday 5-7 Tuesday 1-5 Wednesday 1-7 Thursday 1-5 Friday 1-5
Elgin weather
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Wednesday 05/25 90%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Thunderstorms during the morning will give way to partly cloudy skies this afternoon. High 82F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 90%.
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Thursday 05/26 80%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Partly cloudy early with thunderstorms becoming likely during the afternoon. A few storms may be severe. High 77F. Winds NE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 80%.
Friday 05/27 80%
Scattered thunderstorms in the morning becoming more widespread in the afternoon. A few storms may be severe. High 76F. Winds E at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 80%.
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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.

    Book Club

    Book club will meet on October 14 at 4:00 to discuss Gap Creek. Our next book, The Meaning of Names, will be available that day.  The new book is written by Karen Shoemaker and takes place in Nebraska from West Point to Stuart during WWI.

    Markland Program

    About 25 people came to hear Doris Markland speak at the library this afternoon. She was very pleased with the crowd, and the audience thoroughly enjoyed her readings.  Doris turned 90 shortly after her book, Playing Life by Ear, was published. Her prose and verse covered many aspects of life in both humorous and thought provoking ways.  She was very entertaining!

    Monday Program

    Doris Markland, Norfolk author of Playing Life By Ear will be here Monday, September 28 at 2:00 to present a program and read some parts of her book!  She is a charming lady!  Hope you can come see her!

    iPad Class

    We will have an iPad class geared toward beginners on October 28 from 7-9.  It will be held at Pope John so we can use their iPads (good way to try one out!). Julie Dwyer will be the instructor.  Sign up at the Elgin Public Library so we know how many people to expect.

    Doris Markland

    Doris Markland, author of Playing Life by Ear, will speak at our library on Monday, September 28 at 2:00pm.

    Everyone is welcome to come and listen!!

    Win an iPad!!

    Win an iPad at the library!  Enter the contest by paying $20 and putting your name in.  After that, each time you read a book from our library your name will go in the drawing again.  On November 20 the winner will be drawn!  Easy! And if you don’t win you have made a nice donation to Elgin’s Library!

    Ticket Winner!

    Hinkle picEthan Hinkle was the winner of tickets to a KC Royals game of his choice!  All three boys, Ethan, Austin, and Braedon Hinkle participated in summer reading and met their individual goal!

    Blake Henn was the winner of tickets to a Storm Chasers game in Omaha!

    Other children who received circus tickets for meeting their goal were Keyera and Kierstyn Eisenhauer, Chloe and Max Henn, Callie Heithoff, and Amanda Fritzen!

    Skylar and Brooklyn Meis also met their goal and chose a prize!

    Each of these children had their name submitted for a chance at a $529 NEST scholarship as well.

    We hope to see more children participate in summer reading next year!

    Book Club Begins!

    Book club will begin in September.  The first book we will read is The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Shaffer.  I have one large print book and the rest of the books will be here near the end of August.

    More pictures of Summer reading program with Fax Gilbert

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    Skeeter the clown visits the library

    image    Skeeter came to the library on Tuesday to promote the circus next Tuesday.  She was very entertaining and the children all received free tickets to the circus!