Elkins Public Library


The last Monday of the month.  Come be involved in this BIG group – join in an ice breaker activity and learn more about each other. Let’s enjoy some Ice Cream sundae!

Adult Programs Coming Soon....


Elkins Library invites you to a Russian Holiday on Sat. Dec. 2 from 10:00 to 12:00.

Marina Forbes will be presenting a Russian Christmas Bazaar featuring an exhibit of unique contemporary Russian art and traditional Russian icons, Russian cartoons, and historical-cultural information about the crafts, along with storytelling (at 11:00). Among the items available are Matryoshka (nested doll) sets, “Khokhlama” bowls, spoons, candlesticks, hand-painted figurines, icons, carved wooden toys and Russian holiday greeting cards to be admired or purchased.  Andrey Bredstein, of Hidden Berry Cakes and Breads from Chester, will provide a samovar of tea, Russian pancakes, bread and sweet cake.  We will also have cookie decorating and a wooden ornament for the children to decorate to bring home.  The Friends of Elkins Public Library are also providing refreshments and supporting this event.  

Счастливого рождества!  [shchis-LEE-vah-vah razhdee-STVAH] (Happy Christmas)


BUILD A BETTER WORLD! 2017 Summer Reading!
The Library is a PERFECT place for children and families to become empowered to build a better world!

“Build A Better World!” the nationwide Summer Reading theme was celebrated with 315 children and 179 adults for 16 programs throughout June and July.  The fun all began with Wildlife Encounters and ended with Bryson Lang! We entertained the crowds throughout the months of June and July with program opportuniutes full of activities, crafts, music and goodies to eat.  A special thanks to our Friends of Elkins Public Library volunteers for their help throughout the summer program and for funds for our finale entertainment. For pictures of the fun we had ALL summer, check out our FaceBook page or see our YouTube production by searching “Build a Better World”.


Monthly Adult Programs

KNITTERS meet Wednesday evenings at 6:30 for any level knitter; beginners to experts. Don’t miss the great display at the library of last year’s projects! Come join us by the fireplace. This group takes the summer off but will join us again in the Fall.

QUILTERS meet every Wed. from 10:00 to 1:00. Bring your projects, sewing machines and lunch!

PUZZLE SWAP:  All puzzles should be at least 500 pieces and in very good condition.

SCRABBLE every Monday night at 6:00.  Come join in!

BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP every third Tuesday of the month. The books are in and available at the Circulation ! The Book Discussion Group will meet on Tues. Nov 21 at 7:00 discussing  "Born a Crime, Stories from a South African Childhood", by Trevor Noah.

THE ZEN OF ADULT COLORING Thursdays at 1:30pm.  Bring a friend, practice meditation and mindfulness, enjoy some refreshments while coloring relaxing designs with markers and colored pencils. Try our new Gel Pens!

OMBBC (Old Man Boring Book Club): Join us for reviews of the latest history and biography books available at Elkins. The club consists of several "mature" adults from the community. This group will meet the first Thursday of each month at 7:00pm. This group takes the summer off but will join us again on Thursday, Nov 2 at 7pm. Women are invited and encouraged to attend!

RUG BRAIDING! Kate Goegel teaches oval rug braiding here at the Library. Usually there is a small materials fee, sign-up is required and the class size is limited. Some experience recommended.  Please contact Sue at 783-4386 for information concerning the next session. 

BUILD A BETTER WORLD! Check out our YouTube movie of the amazing fun we have here at the Library!


Teen Advisory Group

The Last Monday of the month!
Elkins Public Library
Join us to make sundaes and discuss the latest Young Adult releases and hang out. Bring board games or things you want share!

Call Mrs. Baker at 783-4386


Meditate: Looking to unwind in these hectic times? Join Fran Nash for an hour of gentle stretching and meditation.  The second Friday of each month. The next time we meet is Friday, Sept 8 at 6:00pm. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a mat or blanket to lie on.

Monthly Children's Programs:
STORY HOUR Come enjoy songs, read aloud and crafts with new friends the first and third Tuesday of the month at 10:00.

ROCK N’ READ is a music and movement program for babies and toddlers. Come join the fun the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 10:00.

LEGO CLUB! Children and families are welcome to come and build together with Lego bricks. This club  meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month at 4:00.


Recommend books, movies and programs you would like to see at your library! Let's eat pizza, hang out and talk. The last Monday of the month at 6:00pm.

Young Readers Club! A new book chat for ages 9-12. Come in the 4th Monday of the month from 3:15 – 4:00. Come make a delicious snack, enjoy time with your friends, dance and read!

1000 Books Before Kindergarten! We are excited to introduce our participation in this national program. The single most important thing you can do to prepare your child to read independently is to read to them every day. Come to the library to learn more and we can help you track your progress!

MAKER SPACE! The newest trend in libraries has hit Elkins!  It’s a creative, DIY space where people can gather to create, invent, and learn. Stay tuned to the newsletter, this website, Facebook and the town-wide email to hear what we will feature each month. Come every Monday and Tuesday from 3:00 to 4:00pm to enjoy this neat program.