Book Character Pumpkin Decorating Contest Winners

We had eleven entries in our Book Character Pumpkin Decorating Contest. The pumpkins were judged and the winners are:

Best Detailed Design: Olaf and The Grinch

Most Unique: Grumpy Monkey and Narwhal

Most Creative: Elbow Grease and Fly Guy

Cutest: Piggy

Most Imaginative: Elephants

Most Spirited (Halloween): Frankenstein

Most Amusing: Screamin’ Millie

Most Colorful: Flower

Overall Winner: Olaf

Thank you to all the children and parents who participated in our first annual character pumpkin decorating contest. Also a big thank you to our judges who thought everyone did a fa-boo-lous job! Winners need to stop by the library to pick up their prize and pumpkins. We also encourage the public to stop by and see these creative characters in person!

Lego League Draws Another BIG Crowd

Lego League continues to be a spooktacular success!  Fifty one children attended the October 18th Lego League.  Their Halloween creations are on display at the library.   We would like to thank Kim Fangman and Shannon McClain for donating more legos to our collection.  In addition to the donations, more legos were purchased with a Thrivent grant.  We would also like to thank Sapp Brothers for donating the snack for the October Lego League.  If any Elgin businesses would be interested in donating snacks for upcoming Lego leagues please contact the library.

Lego League

What do you get when you can’t have Lego League for a year? 50 eager kids, 2 very excited library directors and every nook and cranny of the library full!! Lego League was held on Monday, September 20. We had a full library and we loved it!! The kids spent their time just having fun building. Next Lego League will be Monday, October 18.

Lego League

We are excited to announce Lego League will be starting in September.   It will be held the third Monday of each month with the first one being September 20 from 4:00 to 5:00.  Children in grades Kindergarten through fifth grade are welcome to attend.  Hope to see you then!!

Book Club

With Fall right around the corner, we will be starting Book Club in September.  They will be reading The Scent of Rain and Lightning by Nancy Pickard.  If you like to read and discuss books in a relaxing and informal setting with others who like to read, then join us for Book Club.  Copies of this month’s book will be arriving Sept. 10 and can be picked up at the library.  Book Club will be held on Wednesday, September 29 at 4:00.

Summer Reading Challenge – Reading Safari

Our Summer Reading Challenge has ended. We had 16 kids complete our Reading Safari game board. Those completing the challenge are Ryleigh Young, Chase Young, Taysom Bottorf, Cayson Bottorf, Molly Thiessen, Sadie Thiessen, Adaleese Kinney, Elise Hoefer, Leo Spieker, Tenley Schindler, Taryn Schindler, Levi Scheer, Allie Scheer, Aubrie Starman, Cheyanne Koinzan, and Brooke Borer. Please stop by the library and pick up your prize. Thanks for reading!!