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Elgin weather
Saturday 07/02 80%
A steady rain in the morning. Showers continuing in the afternoon. High 64F. Winds ESE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 80%. Rainfall near a quarter of an inch.
Mostly Cloudy
Sunday 07/03 10%
Mostly Cloudy
Considerable cloudiness. High near 75F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph.
Monday 07/04 10%
Mostly sunny skies. High 84F. Winds S at 10 to 15 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.

    Story time

    Myranda read The Hungry Caterpillar to twelve children this morning!  They did a caterpillar finger play and then made colorful caterpillars. The children then enjoyed the beautiful outdoor weather playing “Follow the Leader”, tag, and “Duck, Duck, Goose”Summer reading June 8June 8.

    Story time

    Today’s story was The Places You’ll Go by Dr. Seuss. After the story,Summer reading June 6 12 children played “Simon Says” and “Red Light, Green Light”.  They talked about places they like to go, and then made and decorated paper ice cream cones.

    Activity Time

    Bailey Carpenter, from the Antelope County Extension office, gave a program today called “Ready, Set, Think Your Drink…Healthy Beverages”.   Eighteen children attended the program where they learned about the amount of sugar in various drinks.  They also did activites where they identified healthy and unhealthy drinks. There was a fierce competition between the girls and the boys when guessing the amount of sugar in various drinks!  The Antelope County Extension office is working in partnership with the summer reading program “On Your Mark, Get Set… Read!”

    Kids who attended also received a contest sheet from the Elgin Review.  They have questions to answer, and the answers can be found in this week’s Elgin Review. Small prizes will be given to those who complete the sheet and turn it in by the following Thursday. Every entry will be put into a drawing for an end-of-program prize for one lucky winner!

    Story time begins!

    13319895_1195096413857171_3127185731464161630_nOur first story time began with the reading of Find Me a Tiger by Lynley Dodd. The  7 children attending then decorated clothes pins to be imaginary animals that could be camouflaged. Later, they hid their clothespin animals around the rooms and the Summer reading 2016 other children searched for the camouflaged creatures.  The children also hunted for worms in the grass outside. (The worms were pipe cleaner pieces of various colors).  They discovered the red pieces were the easiest to find, while the green, brown, and yellow were harder to spot in the mowed grass.

    Summer intern

    1. imageMyranda Palmer is our intern this summer! She will help with summer reading and learn about all aspects of the library.

    Intern wanted!

    The library received a grant for a student intern! We are looking for a high school or college student to help with summer reading and learn about all the library has to offer! Must be available Monday and Wednesday mornings during June and part of July, and also available on Thursday afternoons.  Other hours are flexible. $9.00 an hour, working about 100 hours during the summer. Call or submit a written application stating why you would like this job.  Interviews will be held the first week in May.

    Ready for Kindergarten!

    1. imageBraedon Hinkle is halfway to his goal! He is hoping to read 1000 books before Kindergarten! Braedon and his mom, Jessica, read 5 or 6 books nearly every day and write them all down! Great idea!

    iPad class

    There will be another iPad class on Wednesday, January 27, at 6:30 in the Pope John library.  Julie Dwyer will be the teacher.  She will have 4 students assisting her.  Bring your iPad or use one of the school’s. Individual help will be available as well as an overview of what your iPad can do.  Call the library to register (402 843-2460)

    Library closing for Christmas

    Merry Christmas from Elgin Public Library!!  The library will be closed today, tomorrow, and Friday for Christmas.  It will be open from 5-7 on the 28th.

    Closed for Christmas

    The library will be closed December 23, 24, and 25 for Christmas.  No books will be due on those days.  We will reopen on Monday,  December 28 from 5-7