Back to School Game Day

How fast summer passes, soon the kids will be back to classes! To cap off their summer Elgin Public Library will be hosting a “Back to School” game day on Monday, August 12 from 2:00 – 4:00 P.M. Kids in grades Kindergarten through 6th grade are invited to come anytime from 2:00 to 4:00 to play some outdoor games and enjoy some snacks. It will be lots of fun!!
Children who participated in the summer reading program and story time who have not picked up their gift bag, please stop by the library and do so by the end of August.

Rockets to the Rescue

Have you every wondered what it would be like to be an aerospace engineer? Professional engineers frequently encounter design challenges when developing, manufacturing and testing aerospace products. They must be creative and use their imaginations to best solve problems. During our final activity time, the kids designed, built and launched a rocket to test for height and distance. The pictures show the kids testing their rocket creations.

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New Service at Library

Are you having family home for the weekend or guests coming? We have another new service available at the library. Patrons can check out yard games for these special events . These include Corn Hole, Giant Pong, and Ladder toss. We hope you will stop in and take advantage of this new feature.

Magic Show to Close out Summer Reading Program

Summer Reading is winding down. Our last story time will be Wednesday, July 10, and the last activity time will be Thursday, July 11. Our Summer Reading Challenge will also end on July 11. On July 12, we will culminate our summer reading with a magic show. The “Out of this World” magic show featuring Jeff Quinn will be held at the Community Center at 2:00. The public is invited to attend. The show runs about 40 minutes and contains lots of audience participation, family-friendly humor and amazing magic. He always builds his Summer Reading Program show around the theme, so this year it’s going to be all about outer space. There will be tricks with planets, astronauts, rockets…and even an appearance by a friendly visitor from another planet. It’s going to be a lot of fun!


Story time children show off their astronaut helmets. They are ready to blast off on their own adventure!

When was your last big adventure? Orville, a penguin, lives at the zoo. He is surrounded by animal pals who go on exciting adventures. A hang gliding rhino! A deep-sea diving giraffe! One day he concocts an adventure all his own: build a spaceship and fly to the moon all by himself. Can one tiny penguin get there alone?