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Monday 5-7 Tuesday 1-5 Wednesday 1-7 Thursday 1-5 Friday 1-5
Elgin weather
Chance of Snow
Wednesday 12/17 50%
Chance of Snow
Snow showers early. Lows overnight in the low 20s.
Partly Cloudy
Thursday 12/18 20%
Partly Cloudy
Cloudy early with partial sunshine expected late. High 27F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.
Mostly Cloudy
Friday 12/19 0%
Mostly Cloudy
Mostly cloudy skies. High 33F. 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.

    Mary Avidano’s Book

    We now have a copy of Mary Avidano’s book, In the House of I Am!  Mary’s book just came from the publisher.  Copies are available to buy at Elgin Pharmacy.  There will be a book signing later this month at the Elgin Community Center.  Thanks to Mary for giving the library a copy!

    New books

    New books are Act of War by Brad Thor, Pride, Prejudice and Cheese Grits by Mary Jane Hathaway, and All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr.  New large print books are Safe with Me by Amy Hatvany and The Unexpected Waltz by Kim Wright.

    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.
    storytime