Gail Borden Public Library’s Virtual Holiday Programs in December

Gail Borden Public Library
270 N. Grove Ave. Elgin, IL 60120



Gail Borden Public Library in Elgin is hosting a variety of virtual holiday programs in December. To learn more, visit

Best Picture Books of the Year with Miss Katie:

Discover the best picture books of 2020 at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 2 on Facebook Live at The library’s Early Literacy Services Manager Miss Katie will present this lively book talk that will give you ideas for holiday gift giving to help you find the perfect book for the little one in your life. The book talk will be available on Facebook to watch after the live program.

Festival of Lights — Hanukkah Stories, Traditions and Treats

Families are invited to learn about the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah through stories, sharing of traditions and the dreidel game at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 6. Please register at

Tinsel Time:

Families with babies and toddlers can celebrate the holiday season by singing and dancing with Mr. Jon. This award-winning musician has been featured in many of our storytimes. Don’t miss this virtual event at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 10 at The performance will be available on Facebook for a limited time after the live event.

Snow Much Fun Storytime:

Snowflakes, reindeer and jingle bells! Read cozy stories, sing songs and celebrate all things winter at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 15 at The storytime will be available on Facebook for a limited time after the live event.

Family Trivia — Holiday Movies Edition:

Work together as a family to see how much you know about holiday movies when you participate in this live trivia event at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 17. It’s easy — just click on at 6:55 p.m. to play.

Croods 2 Party:

Families can celebrate all things Croods via Zoom with crafts and activities at 10 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 18. Register at

John Measner Magic Show:

Add a touch of magic to your season with a virtual performance by magician and illusionist John Measner with help from his animal assistants. The fun happens at 10 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 21. Register at

Baking for Kids — Sugar Cookies:

Learn how to bake treats at 11 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 21 on Facebook Live at We will read stories while the treats bake.

Happy Noon Year Party:

Can’t stay up until midnight this year? Babies and toddlers can ring in the New Year early starting at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 30, with fun stories and songs on Zoom. Wear your fancy outfit for the virtual celebration! Please register at

Three Kings Celebration:

Join Facebook Live for a virtual celebration at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 5, at Participate in the drawing for a Rosca for you and your family. Post on Facebook during the event: post a photo with your crown or tell us how you celebrate Three Kings. For more information, go to