Monday 5-7 Tuesday 1-5 Wednesday 1-7 Thursday 1-5 Friday 1-5
Elgin weather
Tuesday 07/26 0%
Plentiful sunshine. High near 85F. Winds SSE at 10 to 15 mph.
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Wednesday 07/27 50%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Scattered thunderstorms in the morning, then partly cloudy late. High 81F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Partly Cloudy
Thursday 07/28 20%
Partly Cloudy
Sunshine and clouds mixed. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High around 80F. Winds N at 5 to 10 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.

    Activity Time

    Today 18 kids came to activity time and made smoothies. The smoothies were mixed by pedaling a bicycle! While waiting their turn, they looked at labels to find the different names for sugar in products.image

    Little Ducks

    Myrand Palmer read 2 duck books to 9 children today. They played a duck pond matching game for prizes!

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    Story time

    Today Brooke Kinney read Ping Pong Pig to 13 children. They drew pigs, did a maze, made marshmallow pigs, and ate tractor wheels (crackers)! After story time, the children pick out books to check out!imageimage


    Root vegetables

    imageToday at activity time, 19 kids tasted a radish, carrot, and yam. They rated each on crispness, dryness, and taste. The radish was liked the least. The Yam tasted similar to the carrot. Bailey also baked chocolate chips cookies, some plain, some made with applesauce, and some with plain yogurt. The kids tried to identify which was which but couldn’t. They agreed all were good! Thanks Bailey Carpenter!!


    monkey 2Keyera Eisenhauer and Callie Heithoff led story time today.  They read Count the Monkeys and 10 Little Monkeys. The 12 children present then made finger print monkeys, had a banana hunt, and played “Hot Banana” outside!

    Story time

    Blake and Chloe Henn read the book The Pout-Pout Fish Goes to School.  The children did a fish maze, dot to dot shapes, and then colored a fish while eating Goldfish.  They went outside and played “Sharks and Minnows”. About 20 children were at the library.  Blake and Chloe are members of the Way out West 4-H club.fish story

    Activity time

    Twenty children came to the library today for activity time.  Bailey Carpenter, from the Antelope County Extension Office, gave a program on Senses. The kids made nature bracelets from items found outside the library.  They were very colorful! Next, they matched various foods to the animals that would eat them. Bailey read a book called What Is That Awful Smell  and the children had to guess 11 different items by the smell on a cotton ball in a jar. It was a great lesson!Nature

    Story time

    Myranda read The Hungry Caterpillar to twelve children this morning!  They did a caterpillar finger play and then made colorful caterpillars. The children then enjoyed the beautiful outdoor weather playing “Follow the Leader”, tag, and “Duck, Duck, Goose”Summer reading June 8June 8.

    Story time

    Today’s story was The Places You’ll Go by Dr. Seuss. After the story,Summer reading June 6 12 children played “Simon Says” and “Red Light, Green Light”.  They talked about places they like to go, and then made and decorated paper ice cream cones.

    Activity Time

    Bailey Carpenter, from the Antelope County Extension office, gave a program today called “Ready, Set, Think Your Drink…Healthy Beverages”.   Eighteen children attended the program where they learned about the amount of sugar in various drinks.  They also did activites where they identified healthy and unhealthy drinks. There was a fierce competition between the girls and the boys when guessing the amount of sugar in various drinks!  The Antelope County Extension office is working in partnership with the summer reading program “On Your Mark, Get Set… Read!”

    Kids who attended also received a contest sheet from the Elgin Review.  They have questions to answer, and the answers can be found in this week’s Elgin Review. Small prizes will be given to those who complete the sheet and turn it in by the following Thursday. Every entry will be put into a drawing for an end-of-program prize for one lucky winner!