May Day baskets

Do you love leaving a May Day basket for a friend or relative.  The library has just the activity for you.  Children grades kindergarten through 3rd are invited to come to the library on Friday, April 29 after school to make a May Day basket for a friend, neighbor or someone special.  Children who are interested should call the library to sign up by April 27 to ensure that we have enough supplies.

18 Very Beautiful May Day Clipart Pictures

Lego League

On December 20, we had 39 children attend Lego League. This month’s project was for each group to build something that would be found in a Christmas village. Below is an example of what you can see at the library. Stop by and check out our many other creations.

Elgin Public Library would like to thank Brenda Siems for donating treats for December’s Lego League. We really appreciate it.

Merry Christmas from the library!

Christmas Light Scavenger Hunt

Have you been out looking at Christmas lights yet? Elgin Public Library has put together a Christmas Light Scavenger Hunt. It is not a contest, just a fun way to admire all the Christmas displays in town. Stop by the library or Dean’s Market and pick up your scavenger hunt paper. Start a new family tradition and have fun!

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Lego League

On Monday, November 15, the library had 44 children attend Lego League. The theme for this month was “free build”. We have everything from a deer stand to a pyramid on display at the library.

We would like to thank the Vet Clinic for providing snacks for the November Lego League. If any business would like to provide treats for the month of December, please call the library.

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.