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Your Library @ Home Spring Reading Challenge

What better way to spend this time indoors than reading for a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card!? Everyone is encouraged to log their reading this spring during our "Your Library at Home Spring Reading Challenge." Here's how!

Top eBooks with Danny, Margaret and Tish

How to Meet in Groups

Looking to connect with others in a safe way? Follow along with Melissa as she explains “How to Meet in Groups.”

In our efforts to provide Library services and options to customers who may feel stuck at home right now, we plan to continue to offer daily programming options—even while our staff is at home, too!

Follow along with more of our online programming, eMaterials and other resources accessible from home here:

Have you ever wondered how to access eBooks, movies and more through our Hoopla app? Melissa is live at home with an in-depth look at the content available to customers—all with your #GailBordenPL library card.
To access more of our “Your Library at Home” online programming and eLibrary options, visit

Available 24/7 eLibrary Digital Resources

Librarian Ben talks about various entertainment formats available on Gail Borden's 24/7 eLibrary. Kanopy, Hoopla, Freegal, CloudLibrary and RBdigital. Please call the library if you have any questions with the services or your library card.


Get mobile access to thousands of Movies, eBooks, Audiobooks and more with your Gail Borden Library Card through hoopla digital. Click here to see how easy it is!



Bilingual Storytime w/ Miss Grisel

Miss Grisel is offering a bilingual storytime (English & Spanish) about farm animals.

Spring Storytime w/ Katie Part 2

Follow along with her and join us again this afternoon for a bilingual storytime with Miss Grisel.


Miss Katie is Live w/ This Morning’s Kitty Cat Storytime

Follow along for some “purrrrrrfect” stories, songs and more.

Teddy Bear Storytime w/ Miss Ana!

Calling all littles! Grab your stuffed animal or doll? and sing & read together for this cozy Teddy Bear Storytime with Miss Ana!

Bilingual Storytime (English & Spanish)

Spanish Storytime with Grisel

¡La señorita Grisel está en vivo ahora mismo! ¡Sigue mientras lee “El gran granero rojo” de Margaret Wise Brown y canta una canción de animales de granja con nosotros!
No se olvide de sintonizar nuestro programa para adultos esta noche a las 7 para obtener las mejores sugerencias de libros electrónicos del personal. 

Spring Storytime w/ Miss Katie Pt 1

Miss Katie is here with today's Spring Storytime for little ones! Sing along with us to get up and moving this morning. Then, enjoy a garden story, followed by a flannel color storytime.

Everyone Counts / Todos Cuentan

Everyone counts—babies, children, teens and adults. Enjoy this Bilingual storytime and singalong about the #Census2020 with Miss Madeleine!
The #ElginCensus is happening now. Visit for more info.

Todos cuentan: bebés, niños, adolescentes y adultos. ¡Disfruta de este cuento bilingüe y canta sobre el #Census2020 con la señorita Madeleine!
El #ElginCensus está sucediendo ahora. Visite para más información.

Storytime Activities - Magic & Handwashing Songs

Ta-da! Miss Katie is ready to show your little ones some magic and fun handwashing songs.

Easter Craft w/ Miss Stephanie (Bilingual)

Doggy Storytime w/ Miss Katie (English)

Librarian Tabatha's Top 5 eBooks

STEAM - Make Your Own Stethoscope with Niki

STEAM - Make Your Own Solar Oven with Niki

STEAM - CSI Chromatography with Niki

Kids Explore: Fruit and Veggie Dip

Here are the ingredients you’ll need:
Veggie Dip:
1 cup plain non-fat greek yogurt
¾ teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon onion powder
½ teaspoon dried dill
½ teaspoon parsley
½ teaspoon garlic

Fruit Dip:
1 cup non-fat greek yogurt
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla

Fruit and Veggies for dipping
Container for storage
Measuring spoons

Kids Explore: Sculpture Art

Follow along for Kids Explore: Sculpture Art.
To do this on your own with your little one, you’ll need air-dry clay, a styrofoam meat tray, water, glue, ??
???foil???, toothpicks, small bowls (for water and water/glue mixture),
?paper towels and texturizing materials. Let the fun begin!

Kids Explore: Gingerbread House Wars!

Get creative with the kiddos and follow along for Kids Explore: Gingerbread House Wars.

Kids Explore: Baking Donuts! 

Follow along as Kids Explore: Baking Donuts!
Here are the ingredients we’ll be using:
· 1/2 cup white sugar
· 1/4 cup margarine, melted
· 3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
· 1/2 cup milk
· 1 teaspoon baking powder

· 1 cup all-purpose flour
· 1/4 cup margarine, melted
· 1/2 cup white sugar
· 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Kids Explore: Seed Bombs

We're exploring #SeedBombs ?? this week during our Kids Explore program. Follow along from home and create your own! Here are the list of materials needed: seeds (local), soil, air dry clay, paper and a baggie.

Kids Explore: Bubbles

We invite you to follow along from home with us as Kids Explore: #Bubbles.
Here are the materials you’ll need to have handy:
Paper clip
Old bubble wands
Dish detergent (ultra concentrated is best)
Corn starch
Baking powder
Small container for bubble juice

Optional materials you could also use:
Cookie cutters
Wire coat hanger
Paper milk carton

 Kids Explore: Titanic

We’re exploring the #Titanic this week during our Kids Explore Program. Follow along from home and create your own!

Kids Explore: Cinnamon Rolls

Join us today for our livestream of Kids Explore. Follow along while we bake Cinnamon Rolls!

Kids Explore: Ocean in a Bottle

Follow along with us as we discover ocean animals and create a cool “Ocean in a Bottle” as part of our Kids Explore program this evening.

Kids Explore: Printmaking

Join us for today’s Kids Explore Printmaking! You can follow along from home or experiment later. We hope you enjoy the program!

WTTW Kids Big Idea Tour

We're full of BIGIDEAS today with the WTTW Kids BIG IDEA tour! How fun to get the little ones thinking and moving. 


Teen Writing and Art Showcase

Do you have talented teens at home? Click here to see how these young local artists shared their work with the Gail Borden community!

 Entertainment & Crafts

Mixed Media Art w/Elda!

Relax, create and enjoy this mixed media art project with Elda. You can do this with materials you’ll find around the house.

Bilingual Animal Dice craft w/ Miss Stephanie

Miss Stephanie is here offering this fun bilingual "Animal Dice" craft.