Monday 5-7 Tuesday 1-5 Wednesday 1-7 Thursday 1-5 Friday 9-1
Elgin weather
Chance of Rain
Friday 01/20 30%
Chance of Rain
Showers early. Lows overnight in the low 30s.
Partly Cloudy
Saturday 01/21 10%
Partly Cloudy
Cloudy early, becoming mostly sunny in the afternoon. High 48F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Sunday 01/22 10%
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies. High 41F. Winds NW at 10 to 20 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.

Open House

OPEN HOUSE – PLEASE JOIN US AT THE ELGIN PUBLIC LIBRARY on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 from 1:00 – 7:00 P.M.  If you have not had the chance to visit the library and meet the new librarians here is your opportunity.   Refreshments will be served.   In addition you will also have a chance to win a door prize.  New books on the shelf include:  My Name Is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout and Home by Harlan Coben.   The book club met on Sept. 21.  The book for this month was Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell.  This was selected in conjunction with the 2016 One Book One Nebraska, which celebrates Nebraska authors.  Next month the book club will be reading What She Left Behind by Ellen Marie Wiseman.  The books are in.  They can be picked up at any time.  Donations have been given in memory of James Squire and Lewis Lehr.  Visit us on facebook and at our website at http://libraries.ne. gov/elgin.  You are also welcome to stop by and say hello.  Our hours are Monday 5-7 p.m., Tuesday 1-5 p.m., Wednesday 1-7 p.m. and Thursday and Friday 1-5 p.m.  Library doors are a gateway to anywhere.

Fall Is In the Air

Fall is in the air and definitely in the Elgin Public Library.  With the help of Mrs. Borer’s fifth grade class, the library has made some changes.  The fifth grade class of Elgin Public School came to the library Friday, September 9, to help decorate for the season.  You will need to come to the library to check us out.  Along with the decorations we also have some new books.  You will now find A Great Reckoning by Louise Penny and Downfall by J. A. Jance on the shelves.  Upcoming events planned at the library include Book Club which will be held Wednesday, September 21, at 4:00 P.M.  Also this month an open house is being planned for Wednesday, September 28 from 1:00 – 7:00.  More details on the open house will be coming later.

September Book Club

Attention Book Club Members

September’s book, Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell, has arrived.  Stop by the library and pick up your copy.

New Adventure

Hello from the Elgin City Library!  As we are starting our new adventure the first two weeks at the library have been a learning experience for both of us.  Everyday a new question arises which leads us to learn new things.  We appreciate all the help that Joyce Sullivan has given us as well as the patience of the patrons who have visited the library over the past few weeks.  Our new books include:  Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty,   More Igami, Piece of Home, Cody Harmon King of Pets, Nadia, Saving the Whole Wide World and the Great White Shark Scientist.  Visit our website at http://libraries.ne. gov/elgin.  You are also welcome to stop by and say hello.  Our hours are Monday 5-7 p.m., Tuesday 1-5 p.m., Wednesday 1-7 p.m. and Thursday and Friday 1-5 p.m..  Library doors are a gateway to anywhere.

New Librarians

IMG_1181 (1)New librarians, Barb Bode and Dianne Gunderson, are hard at work cataloging new books.  They are busy learning all aspects of work at the library. Stop by and see them!

Story time and Activity time

Myranda is finishing up. Today she had a story time at 1:00 with only 2 boys attending, but they had a good time.  She read If You Give a Moose a Muffin by Laura Numeroff.  The boys decorated a paper muffin and then ate blueberry muffins. They played a toss game, jumped in gunny sacks, and played with Play Dough.

At 3:00 she had six girls come for activity time.  They made Nebula Jars, tried hula hoops (Quinn is our expert) and then played a hula hoop game.  They also played the toss game.

Next week on Wednesday at 1:00 we will try one more story time. Maybe it is nap time but we will have a story for those who can stay awake!

On Thursday the 28 at 1:00 we will have an activity time for the boys. Pray for cooler weather because we want to do outdoor activities with the boys!  They have too much energy to stay inside!IMG_1166

Summer Reading Pool Party

imageimageThe summer reading pool party is over! After several games the kids swam until the hour was over. A few treats and prizes ended the party!

Activity time

14 children attended activity time today. Bailey had them eat an apple to see what teeth they use for biting and chewing. They played a couple of games, one about digestion and the other a relay putting foods in the proper groups.

Story time

Myranda read the book Ten Little Penguins to 13 children on Wednesday, July 13. The children then made penguins and played games outside.IMG_1160 IMG_1159

Story time

On Monday, July 11, Taralyn Baum and Erin Beckman read 4 books, Armadillo Rodeo, Best Balloon Ride Ever, Floating Bananas, and the Loudest Roar.  ThenIMG_1156 IMG_1157 IMG_1155 they decorated sun visors. Eight children attended.