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Main Library 
Through August 13 

Slide into the national pastime and discover Major League Baseball’s oldest city rivalry: the White Sox vs. Chicago Cubs. This interactive exhibit, will let you explore ballparks, the history of this epic rivalry, the teams’ logos and uniforms, and more. Also learn about the women's professional team Rockford Peaches as well the accomplishments of the Negro Baseball League!


Meet the mascots!


Meet Clark!
Main Library 
Wednesday, July 3 ♦ 3 - 3:45 pm

Meet Southpaw!
Main Library 
Thursday, July 18 ♦ 3 - 3:45 pm


Baseball Related Events


Summer Kids Explore

Grades 1-5. Celebrate summer and explore a new topic each week with a
"splash" of literature!

South Elgin Branch Hoffer Room
Tuesdays ♦ 11 am − Noon

6/18 For the Love of Baseball

Rakow Branch
Wednesdays ♦ 10:30 − 11:30 am

6/19 For the Love of Baseball

Story Program 
Summer Session June 3 - July 26

Grand Slam Storytime

South Elgin Branch ♦ Tuesdays 11 am
Rakow Branch ♦ Wednesdays 10:30 am

Storytime with a Softball Player

Main Library Meadows Community Rooms AB
Thursday, June 27 ♦ 2 − 2:45 pm

Ages 3-8. Hear stories, make crafts and hear from softball player Amber Godinsky about pitching, catching and grand slams.
Register here.

No-Shushing Movie Fridays

South Elgin Branch Hoffer Room
Fridays ♦ 10:30 am

6/7 Field of Dreams (1989, PG)
6/14 Angels in the Outfield (1994, PG)

The Sandlot (1993, PG)

Main Library Meadows Community Rooms AB
Friday, July 19 ♦ 1 − 2:45 pm

Watch your favorite books come to life on the big screen with these short films such as Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, Hi! Fly Guy, Dooby Dooby Moo, Crazy Hair Day and many more by some of your favorite authors including Dr. Seuss, Mercer Mayer, Kevin Henkes and Mo Willems.


Grand Slam Scavenger Hunt July 1 – 31

Grab a map from any Library location and find the painted baseball banks to fill in the secret words at each location such as Elgin Public House, Herb’s Bakery, Spirels Yogurt Delites, State Street Market Shops, Elgin History Museum and more.

When you answer ten, bring your map into any library location to receive a prize. Answer all secret words to enter your finished map for a chance to win a baseball basket prize.