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BabyFest Book Challenge

150th Anniversary Special

2024-05-17 00:00:00 2024-05-17 23:59:00 America/Chicago BabyFest Book Challenge In honor of our library's 150th anniversary, new and soon-to-be caregivers are invited to a challenge. Read 150 books (only 5 per day!) with your baby or baby-to-be all month long and receive a prize! Main Library -

Friday, May 17
All day

Add to Calendar 2024-05-17 00:00:00 2024-05-17 23:59:00 America/Chicago BabyFest Book Challenge In honor of our library's 150th anniversary, new and soon-to-be caregivers are invited to a challenge. Read 150 books (only 5 per day!) with your baby or baby-to-be all month long and receive a prize! Main Library -

In honor of our library's 150th anniversary, new and soon-to-be caregivers are invited to a challenge. Read 150 books (only 5 per day!) with your baby or baby-to-be all month long and receive a prize!

For current and soon-to-be caregivers and babies up to 18 months. Register using the Beanstack app or pick up a paper reading log in person at any library location. 

Let's celebrate books, babies, and a milestone anniversary with every page turned. Read 150 books with your baby or baby-to-be during the month of May! 

Visit https://gailborden.beanstack.org/reader365 to register! If you prefer a paper log, please pick up a copy at any library location.  You can also download a copy - Baby_Fest_Book_Challenge.pdf

Upon completing the challenge, celebrate your achievement with a special prize! Prizes will be available beginning May 15th at Main Library in the Early Learning Center, and at Rakow Branch and South Elgin Branch. Prizes must be picked up by Friday, June 7. 

AGE GROUP: | Baby & Toddler | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Activity |

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Mon, Jun 10 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Jun 11 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Jun 12 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Jun 13 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Jun 14 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Jun 15 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Jun 16 12:00PM to 5:00PM

Upcoming Events

Thu, Jun 13, 9:00am - 9:30am
Mobile Services
Join us at our Summer stops!

Thu, Jun 13, 9:30am - 11:30am
Main Library - 2nd Floor - Behind Elevators
Get help with common tech issues like Microsoft Office, using a tablet, hotspots, syncing email with your phone, downloading content, and more. Drop in for personalized assistance at your library.

Thu, Jun 13, 9:30am - 11:30am
Main Library - 2nd Floor - Genealogy
Receive one-on-one genealogy assistance from Elgin Genealogical Society volunteers.

Thu, Jun 13, 9:45am - 10:15am
Mobile Services
Join us at our Summer stops!

Thu, Jun 13, 10:00am - 10:30am
Main Library - Meadows Community Rooms ABC
Join us for an interactive storytime! Best for kids birth-6 with an adult caregiver. All ages are welcome. Drop-in!

Thu, Jun 13, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Main Library - Lobby - Piano
Piano performance in the lobby by volunteer community members.

Thu, Jun 13, 10:30am - 11:00am
Mobile Services
Join us at our Summer stops!

Thu, Jun 13, 11:00am - 11:45am
Mobile Services
Join us at our Summer stops!

Thu, Jun 13, 11:30am - 12:00pm
In The Community
Bring a blanket or chair to sit on and listen to a 30 minute storytime about goats, pigs, bison, and other animals! Lords Park Zoo 325 Hiawatha Dr. Elgin, IL 60120

Thu, Jun 13, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Mobile Services
Visit the Book Bike to check out books and learn about what's happening at the library!

Thu, Jun 13, 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Mobile Services
Join us at our Summer Stops!

Thu, Jun 13, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Mobile Services - Sprinter
Techknow Mobile Stop: River's Edge, 2 Clifford Ct D, Elgin, IL 60123

Thu, Jun 13, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Main Library - Grove Room
A Men's Shed is a place geared toward older men to gather, make new friendships while working on projects, learning new skills and hobbies, and giving back to the community. All are welcome.

Thu, Jun 13, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Rakow Branch - Rakow - Living Room
Make your own DIY Perler Bead Keychains.

Thu, Jun 13, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Main Library
In honor of The Snowy Day book, kids and families who show checked out materials can chill out and take a photo with Olaf.

Canceled
Thu, Jun 13, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Rakow Branch
Bring your lawn chairs and dinner for a family picnic on the lawn at the Rakow Branch. At 6pm, Mr. Scott will entertain us with his Giant Bubble show! No registration required.

Thu, Jun 13, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Mobile Services - Sprinter
Festival Park - 132 S Grove Ave, Elgin, IL 60120

Thu, Jun 13, 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Main Library - Sally Lee Fox & Eagle Rooms
Enjoy an interactive storytime with your child that includes books, songs, music, and movement. For ages birth - age 2 with an adult caregiver. Drop-in program! No registration required.

Thu, Jun 13, 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Main Library
¡Este programa en español variará, desde cuentos hasta manualidades y más! Perfecto para familias con niños de 3 años en adelante.

Thu, Jun 13, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
New York Times Bestselling Author of The Housemaid, The Housemaid’s Secret and The Housemaid Is Watching. Please register.
Register

Thu, Jun 13, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Main Library - Computer Training Room
In this series, learn the fundamentals of Microsoft Word to create, format, edit and design. Sponsored by Comcast Internet Essentials.
Registration is now closed

Fri, Jun 14, 9:00am - 6:00pm
Main Library - Lobby - Clerestory
Stop by and stock up on your summer reading selections. All proceeds benefit the Gail Borden Library Foundation.

Fri, Jun 14, 9:00am - 9:30am
Mobile Services
Join us at our Summer stops!

Fri, Jun 14, 9:45am - 10:15am
Mobile Services
Join us at our Summer Stops!

Fri, Jun 14, 10:00am - 11:00am
Rakow Branch - Rakow - Outside South
Ages 3-5 Join us OUTSIDE for fun outdoor activities. Dress appropriately and come ready to play and have fun!

Fri, Jun 14, 10:30am - 11:00am
Mobile Services
Join us at our Summer stops!

Fri, Jun 14, 11:00am - 11:45am
Main Library - Sally Lee Fox & Eagle Rooms
Bring your curiosity and join us for a different theme or activity each week as we explore. This is a Drop-In Program. No Registration Required.

Fri, Jun 14, 11:15am - 11:45am
Mobile Services
Join us at our Summer stops!

Fri, Jun 14, 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Mobile Services
Join us at our Summer stops!

Fri, Jun 14, 12:45pm - 1:15pm
Mobile Services
Join us at our Summer stops!

Fri, Jun 14, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Main Library - Studio 270 Stage & Screen
M3GAN is robotic AI doll who becomes obsessed with her owner, leading to terrifying consequences. Snack on some treats too!

Fri, Jun 14, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library - Sally Lee Fox & Eagle Rooms
Do you love to draw? Ms. Carrie does. DROP IN for a drawing workshop where you'll learn to draw a few items & then have time to color & share your creations. Each session will have a unique theme.