National Library Week

National Library Week (April 4 – 10, 2021) is a time to celebrate our nation’s libraries, library workers’ contributions and promote library use and support.  The theme for National Library Week 2021 is “Welcome to Your Library.” Make sure to visit the Elgin Public Library April 4-10 for National Library Week! Let’s celebrate and support our local library! Each day, there will be a featured book for your kids to come in and read. Monday the library will be closed and Friday will close at noon. Those two days, there will be a book in the window with a QR Code to hear a story. Each book that you read/listen to, will get you entered into a daily drawing for a book. To find our more information check out the library’s website (   Winners will be posted the following business day.  Winners can pick up their books on April 12 at the library.  In addition, the library will also be sponsoring a coloring contest.  If your child is interested, please stop by the library and pick up the coloring page.  Refreshments will also be available throughout the week. 

Easter Cookie Decorating

Elgin Public Library hosted a cookie decorating activity on Saturday, March 20 for children ages 3-8.  We had 15 children participate.  After decorating the cookies, Kim Young, Usborne Book Consultant treated the kids to story time.  She read Never Show A T. Rex A Book by Rashmi Sirdeshpande, The Sound of My Heart by Emily Bannister and Poppy and Sam and the Lamb by Sam Taplin. We were extremely happy to have kids back in the library.

Easter Cookie Decorating

The Elgin Public Library will be hosting a cookie decorating activity on March 20, 2021. We will host two sessions with each session limited to 12 children each. The first session will be from 10:00 AM to 10:30. The second session will be held from 11:00 AM to 11:30. We will have a story and cookie decorating stations set up. The activity is open to children ages 3 to 8. Masks will be required. If interested please click the link below to sign up. Add names to the My Comment box.

Christmas Activity Packets

Elgin Public Library would like to share Christmas with you since we are unable to host activities at the library. The library will be providing Christmas crafts/story packets to children from pre-school to 3rd grade. Packets can be picked up at the library on a weekly basis starting November 30, 2020. We will have a packet available every Monday through December 21, 2020. To help us plan please answer and submit the form below by November 23, 2020. We would appreciate that if you sign up, to please remember to stop by every Monday to pick them up.