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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.

    Time to Start Book Club!

    Our first book  will be The Greatest Generation by Tom Brokaw.  I have 10 books available and 2 large print books as well.  We will meet to discuss the book on Wednesday, September 17 at 4:00.

    Summer Reading

    Story time, activity time, and “Science with Sara” are all finished.  But we will continue keeping track of books that children read so their names can be entered in the NEST529 scholarship contest.  The names will be submitted August 15 so there is plenty of time left to read!  Get ready to go back to school by reading!!

    Science with Sara

    On July 7, Sara Walsh gave a science program that went very well with the Fizz, Boom, Read theme!  We had fizzing, exploding, and  lots of other interesting demonstrations.proggramAround 45 children and adults attended.

    On Wednesday, Baylee read Nubs and Every Cowgirl Needs Dancing Boots.  Then she served patriotic cupcakes, gave the kids glow bracelets and let them use pop-its outside.pop-its snaps Elizabeth

    Story time

    Monday, June 23, Keyera read several Pete the Cat stories and the kids decorated glasses!glasses

    Story time with a bunny!

    Kayce Kallhoff brought her rabbit, Hazel, for story time.  Kayce read The Tale of Benjamin Bunny and Muncha! Muncha! Muncha! to the children attending.  They then made bunnies from paper plates!Kayce's rabbit




    Wind powered cars

    wind powered carsChildren made wind powered cars today using straws for axles, mints for wheels and cardboard. Cups and paper sails were used to catch the wind.

    Story time June 9

    Haley Zegers and Faith Kinney read 2 books and then had the children make paper plate animals, pigs, sheep, or cows.

    Fun at summer reading activity time!

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    Summer Reading

    Our first story time will be on Monday, June 2  at 10:00.  It will last 45 minutes.  Each Monday and Wednesday morning in June and the first two weeks of July story time will continue.   It is mainly for 3-6 year olds.  A parent, baby sitter, or older brother or sister is welcome to stay with any reluctant children.

    The Way Out West 4-H Club will be readers.

    On Thursday afternoons from 1-2, first grade and older children are invited to an activity time.  Each week from June  5 to July 10 we will do art activities, games, plays and other things.

    There will also be a program for independent readers to keep track of the library books they read this summer.  This is for all kids who read from first grade through high school.  If they complete a designated amount of reading their name will be entered into a state wide drawing for fifteen $529 NEST scholarships.   The  Nebraska Education Savings Trust (NEST)College Savings Plan is giving these scholarships in partnership with  the Nebraska Library Commission and the Nebraska Library Systems.