Lucky Luke’s Hunting Adventures

Hey parents, if you have a child that’s interested in hunting and fishing get them hooked on reading today with Kevin Lovegreen’s Lucky Luke’s Hunting Adventures book series.  Kevin Lovegreen grew up in Minnesota.  Hunting, fishing, and the outdoors have always been a big part of his life and he loves telling the stories of his adventures.  Thanks to his dad, uncles, and grandparents he has a great appreciation for the outdoors and shares that with young readers in this hunting adventure series. 

Elgin Public Library has just received the nine book set ready for you to check out.  The books include: The Snake River Challenge, Fishing Frenzy, Moose Mania, Winner ,Winner Turkey Dinner, Big Bear Feet, Fish On!, Monster Mule Deer, The Muddy Elk and Whitetale Adventures.  The books are suitable for grades 2-6.

Noah’s Ark Workshop

On Friday, July 10, Elgin Public Library held a Noah’s Ark Workshop as a culminating activity for Summer Reading. We had 15 children participating. During the workshop, the children were read a story by Kimberly Young, then they brought their plush character to life by hand-stuffing it and wishing on a star. Kimberly Young finished the time with another story. Treats were then served. Everyone had a fun time!

Noah’s Ark Animal Workshop

 To wrap up our Summer Reading, Elgin Public Library will be hosting a Noah’s Ark Animal Workshop on Friday, July 10.   During the workshop, children will be read a storybook, then bring their plush character to life by hand-stuffing it and wishing on a star.  Each animal will come with everything needed to bring it to life including the fiberfill stuffing, rainbow wish star, birth certificate and take-home bag.  If you are interested in participating in our Noah’s Ark Animal Workshop please select which furry friend your child would like and send or bring the completed form and payment to Elgin Public Library.  Deadline has been moved to June 29.   Cost of each character is $15. Make checks payable to Elgin Public Library.

Name:  ______________________________________________              

    Blaze Dragon                                How many?  _______          


    Honey Horse                      How many?  _______


  Hailey Unicorn                   How many?  _______


  Rocky Dinosaur                    How many?  _______

                                                                                                                                                                                Total Cost   _________

Elgin Public Library Summer Reading Challenge

We are using an internet-based system called Reader Zone for our Summer Reading Challenge.  You will need to

Search for Reader Zone at the app store.

Install the Reader Zone app on your device.

Make an account and add your reader(s).  You will need a code to join our program. To get the code you can call the library or stop in and pick up the information sheet. Happy Reading!!

Elgin Library Summer Reading Covid 19 Style

This year our summer reading program will have a different look.  The theme for the 2020 Summer Reading Program is “Imagine Your Story” which features fantasy and fairy tales.  In lieu of story time and activity time we will be offering take home packets with crafts, links to read aloud stories and snacks.  If you want your child to participate in summer reading please take a few minutes to fill out a form that is posted on our website gov/elgin or our face book page.  We will also be offering a summer reading challenge using an online app Reader Zone.  This is a free app to install and it will be the way you will keep track of all your reading minutes.  The library will have access to all your reading minutes and award prizes accordingly.  Summer reading will start on June 8 and run through July 3.  Participants need to be signed up by June 5, 2020.

Elgin Public Library Will Reopen

Elgin Public Library will open for public use on Wednesday, May13.  There will be certain restrictions in place at that time.   We will continue to offer call in and curbside service for those who do not feel comfortable coming into the library.

*  The library hours will remain the same.  Wednesday’s hours will continue to be from 1:00 to 5:00.  All other hours will be the same.

*  Items returned to the library should continue to be placed in the drop box before entering the building.  We do not want them brought to the circulation desk. 

*  Children may come in to check out books.  They will not be able to linger and play. 

*  The use of hand sanitizer, limiting the number of people in the library, wearing masks, quarantining of material, and social distancing will be other safety measures in effect.

We are anxious to see our patrons and hope that we will soon be able to remove the restrictions.