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It is forcast to be Chance of Rain at 10:00 PM CDT on April 19, 2014
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It is forcast to be Thunderstorm at 10:00 PM CDT on April 20, 2014
It is forcast to be Partly Cloudy at 10:00 PM CDT on April 21, 2014
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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 Febr. 5

We will have a short story time at 6:15 on February 5.  We will be reading some of our new books that we received from a grant funded by the Libri Foundation.

Book Club

Book club will meet on January 29 at 4:00 to discuss The Tortilla Curtain by T.C. Boyle.  We will pass out the next book, Turtle Moon by Alice Hoffman that day as well.

64 new children’s from Libri Foundation

We have received 64 new books from the Libri Foundation.  It was a 2:1 matching grant.  We raised $350 and the Libri Foundation contributed the rest for a total of $1,053 of books.  We have picture books and chapter books for children of all ages.  Bring your children in to see our newest selection of books!

Library Closed January 6

Due to the cold weather and illness, the library will not be open tonight from 5-7.  It will be open from 1-5 on Tuesday, January 7.

Closed for Holidays

The library will be closed on December 24 and 25 for Christmas.

Birthday Coffee

Lois Bettendorf turns 80 on December 17.  We will have cake, hot cider,  and coffee at 2:00 on Tuesday afternoon at the library to celebrate her birthday!

Silent Auction ends Friday!

Our silent auction ends Friday at 4:00.  We have a beautifully framed black and white photograph taken in Wheeler County by photographer Lynell Morgan.  There are many more items, many small and inexpensive.  This is our annual fund raiser for the Library Foundation.  Money raised will pay for library needs that our budget doesn’t cover.  Come in and bid if you have time!  We are open today until 7 and Thursday from 1-5.  Last bids will be accepted on Friday from 1-4pm.

Silent Auction

There are over 100 items on our Silent Auction!  We have everything from African violets to zillions of knick-knacks!  Come in and place a bid.  The auction will end November 22 at 4:00!

New books

New books are Sycamore Row by John Grisham and Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline.

New Books

New books are The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks, Cornstalked by Patricia Bremmer, and Second Watch by J.A. Jance.

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