Gail Borden blooming with fun for all ages this spring

  • On Tuesday, April 13, Mr. Jon will be joined by George for musical fun on Gail Borden Public Library's Facebook Live channel.

    On Tuesday, April 13, Mr. Jon will be joined by George for musical fun on Gail Borden Public Library's Facebook Live channel. Courtesy of Brad Barnwell Photography LLC

Updated 3/30/2021 3:11 PM

Celebrate spring with singing, dancing, exploring the wonders of nature and, of course, reading at Gail Borden Public Library. Register now for these upcoming events.

Mr. Jon! live children's music performance:


Family favorites Mr. Jon and his puppet George return for more musical fun at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 13. Visit to enjoy the performance live, or watch the recording later at your convenience.

DIY Bird's Nest Décor, Candlesticks & More:

Add the perfect touch to your spring decor with this simple Do-It-Yourself bird's nest. Join Elda at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 6 to learn how. View the program on Facebook Live at

Bird Nest Challenge:

Now is the time when birds are busy preparing their nest homes -- with no hands. If you keep a watchful eye on your backyard, you might even see this construction miracle happening!

Children are invited to test their own nest-building skills on Tuesday, April 6. Two sessions will be offered: Children in kindergarten to second grade will gather on Zoom from 4 to 4:30 p.m. and third- to fifth-graders may join on Zoom from 5 to 5:30 p.m. Register at, and pick up your supply kit at the library's Rakow Branch drive-up window (2751 W. Bowes Road) between March 29 and April 4.

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Our Original Ecosystem -- The Oak Savanna:

Long ago, before Elgin and the surrounding areas were covered with farms, what did the land look like? Continuing the "Nature's Best Hope" series, Jim Kleinwachter, program director for Conservation@Home at The Conservation Foundation, will offer a look at the area's original ecosystem -- the oak savanna at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 7. He'll share where you can still experience one, and how you might incorporate native plants from the oak savanna in your yard. Register at to receive Zoom link. This program is in partnership with Wild Ones of Northern Kane County and the Start in Your Yard initiative.

Wiggle Stations:

Get outside and wiggle now that the weather has gotten warmer! Visit the Main Library Wiggle stations outside along the bike trail to read this interactive story based on the book "Wiggle" by Doreen Cronin that features a dog who loves to wiggle. All stations are in English and Spanish. Read the Wiggle interactive story and take a fun picture with Wiggle. Get more information about the Storywalk at

For more information about Gail Borden Library's spring programs, visit


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