Valentine Fun

Roses are pink, Your feet really stink by Diane DeGroat

The story is about Gilbert who needs to write fifteen friendly valentines to his classmates. But when he sits down to do it, writing a nice one to a boy who tweaked his nose and a girl who made fun of his glasses was harder than he thought. Instead he writes two not-so-nice valentines and signs some else’s name. After sharing the valentines, feelings are hurt. But with an honest apology the children learned there can be a change of heart on Valentine’s Day.

Following the story the second graders made paper plate yarn hearts to share with their family.

Elgin Public second graders
Second graders at St. Boniface

Movie at the Library


Join us at the library this Saturday, February 15 from 1:30 until 3:00 for a kids movie. We will be showing Abominable. When mischievous friends Yi, Jin, and Peng discover a young yeti on their roof, they name him Everest and embark on a thrilling adventure. Come find out where that adventure leads them.

Library Closed Monday

The library will be closed today, Monday, December 30 due to the weather. We will plan to be open tomorrow during our regular hours from 1:00 to 5:00. We will also be showing a kids movie from 2:00 to 4:00. If your kids are getting restless we would love to have them join us. Happy New Year!

Christmas Festivities at the Library

Elgin Public Library got into the spirit of the season by inviting Santa Claus to come and read stories to the children. Twenty-three eager children enjoyed listening to stories and visiting with Santa.

    The festivities continued with Junior High and High School students building and decorating Gingerbread houses. They had lots of fun designing, and eating (their decorations) while building their houses.

    Christmas Story Time

    To celebrate the Christmas season we visited the first grade at Elgin Public and St. Boniface to read Jingle Bells by Iza Trapani. The book takes us on a Christmas sleigh ride around the world to discover traditions from Mexico, Sweden, the Philippines, Poland, Italy, Kenya, and the United States. To celebrate a tradition from Mexico, the children made poinsettias.

    St. Boniface first grade class
    First grade at Elgin Public School