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!!

Balloon Animal Adventures

Over 40 children and 20 adults attended the Balloon Animal Adventures program sponsored by the Elgin Public Library. This program combined animal education with the fun and silliness of balloons. Brought to life by Peter and Penelope, this program required over 4 hours of work and more than 150 balloons to make the 9 animals they shared with the audience. Believing they were real, Peter and Penelope kept the kids engaged and entertained. The children went home with an adopted balloon animal while the animals from the program adopted the library. They are waiting for you to stop in at the library and say hi!

Game On!!

We finished our Summer Reading Activity Time with a little competition. They spent time playing a variety of yard games.

Thank you to all that attended our Activity Time. A special thank you to Travis Rudloff, intern at the Antelope County Extension Office, for coordinating all the activities.

Llama Llama Mess Mess Mess

Time to pick up all your toys!
Why is Mama making noise?
This is a truly funny take on a childhood chore that all children will relate to and laugh at! And it is sure to be helpful to get kids cleaning up!

This was our last story time for the summer. We would like to thank all those who attended.

Below are pictures of the children excited about breaking the pinata.

Balloon Animal Adventures – Everyone is Welcome to Attend

Elgin Public Library will be hosting Balloon Animal Adventures on Friday, July 16, at 2:00 pm at the Elgin United Methodist Church. Everyone is welcome to attend. Animal Adventures is offering balloon animals to purchase at the price of $2 each. If your child would like a balloon animal, they will need to be ordered and paid for at the library by July 12th.

Balloon Animal Adventures is an exciting new Live Animal Show

Tails and Tales

RAWR!! Kitties on Dinosaurs, written by Michael Slack, was read during Story Time on Monday, June 28. Three little kitties were adorable, determined, and loved to climb things like trees and oh yeah. . . DINOSAURS! What could possibly go wrong? Stop by the library and check it out!!! In the spirit of our theme, Tails and Tales, the children made dinosaur tails. It was a RAWRing good time!

Check out those tails!!!

Did the Egg Survive?

Activity time on June 17 required the kids to create a contraption that would protect an egg when dropped from a ladder. They worked in groups and were instructed to design and build a container to hold the egg using a trash bag, tissue, paper cup, string, and tape. When dropped, three out of the four groups succeeded in saving their egg.

“Don’t Call Me a Bear!”

Don’t Call Me a Bear, written by Aaron Blabey, tells the story about a koala who informs his friends that he is not a bear. Just because I’m furry Doesn’t Mean That I’m a Bear. The chldren learned that koalas are marsupials instead of bears. It was a fun and educational story.

Activity Time

Every Thursday during the month of June, Elgin Public Library has Activity Time for children grades 2 through 5 beginning at 1:00. This year we are fortunate to have Travis Rudloff, an intern at the Antelope County Extension Office, in charge of the activities. This week they talked about service animals and came up with some creative ways to provide service to others.

All kids in grades 2 through 5 are welcome to attend.