About

 

The Gail Borden Library Bookmobile will be visiting neighborhoods, apartment complexes, senior centers, recreation centers, parks and more.  It will be making about 25 stops on a two-week rotation basis. 

The Bookmobile will have a variety of materials for checkout including books and movies for all ages.  The vehicle can hold between 2,500 and 3,000 items! You will be able to return your items to the bookmobile or to any library branch—no matter where you borrowed your items from. Also, you will be able to register for a library card.

Daniel (Danny) Rice is the new Manager of Bookmobile Services.

Danny received his MLIS from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and a Bachelor of Science from Illinois State University. He was previously at Normal Public Library, where he was the Children’s Technology and Programming Librarian. Prior to his work in children’s services, he was the Circulation and Outreach Services Supervisor at Bloomington Public Library, where he oversaw the maintenance and activity of the bookmobile.

 

Bookmobile Schedule - June, July and August 2019

     

Week A

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Hunter’s Ridge
Southeast Parking Lot
4 – 4:45 pm

Central Park Towers
Main Entrance
1 – 2 pm

Ann St Park
South Elgin
4 – 4:45 pm

Watch Court
Watch St sidewalk
4 – 4:45 pm

Mark Ave
Greater Grace Church
Parking Lot
5:30 – 6:15 pm

Westwind Tower
Main Entrance
2:30 – 3:30 pm

Nature Ridge
In Front of School
5:30 – 6:15 pm

River’s Landing
Parking Lot
5:30 – 6:15 pm

Wing Park Apts.
Southeast Parking Lot
6:30 – 7:15 pm

Buena Vista Apts.
Playground by the Office
5 – 6 pm

Blue Heron Park
Bartlett
6:30 – 7:15 pm

Illinois Court
Illinois Ave & Illinois Ct
6:30 – 7:15 pm

 

Week B

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Heritage Woods
Main Entrance
2:30 – 3:30 pm

Bowes Creek Active
Main Entrance
1:15 – 2 pm

Willow Lake Estates
Club House
2:45 – 3:30 pm

River’s Edge
Clifford Ave
& Owasco Ave
5 – 5:45 pm

Old Oaks Estates
Corner of Nancy Ann & Suzanne
4 – 5 pm

The Greens
Front Circle
2:30 – 3:30 pm

Blackhawk
Blackhawk Dr & Congdon Ave
4 – 5 pm

Food for
Greater Elgin
Commerce Dr
6 – 7:30 pm

Eastside Rec Center
Parking Lot
6 – 7 pm

The Sheridan
Rear Parking Lot
4 – 4:45 pm

Crestwood of Elgin
Information Office
6 – 7 pm

 


 

Saturday Summer Visits in the Park

11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Lords Park Lions Park Wing Park Settlers Park

Across from the zoo near the tennis courts

1st Saturday of the month

June 1, July 6, August 3

Corner of South St. and Cherry St. near the baseball diamond

2nd Saturday of the month

June 8, July 13, August 10

Playground

3rd Saturday of the month

June 15, July 20, August 17

Sutton St.

4th Saturday of the month

June 22, July 27, August 24

 

Green – Week A    Blue – Week B

1. Ann Street Park
    South Elgin, at the playground
    Wednesday 4 – 4:45 PM
    April 17 and 30 · May 1, 15 and 29
 
2. Blackhawk Apartments
    926 Congdon Ave, Elgin
    At Blackhawk Dr & Congdon Ave
    Wednesday 4 – 5 PM
    April 24 · May 8 and 22
3. Blue Heron Park
    350 Blue Heron Way, Bartlett
    Wednesday 6:30 – 7:15 PM
    April 17 and 30 · May 1, 15 and 29
 
4. Bowes Creek Active Adult Community
    3651 Centennial Way, Elgin
    Tuesday 1:15 - 2 PM
    April 23 · May 7 and 21
 
5. Crestwood of Elgin
    45 Poplar Creek Dr, Elgin
    Wednesday 6 - 7 PM
    April 24 · May 8 and 22
 
6. Buena Vista Apartments and Townhomes
    1285 Fleetwood Drive, Elgin – Playground by Office
    Tuesday 5 – 6 PM
    April 16 and 30 · May 14 and 28
 
7. Central Park Towers
    120 S State St, Elgin – Main Entrance
    Tuesday 1 – 2 PM
    April 16 and 30 · May 14 and 28
 
8. Eastside Recreation Center
    1080 E Chicago St, Elgin
    Monday 6 – 7 PM
    April 22 · May 6 and 20
 
9. Food for Greater Elgin
   1553 Commerce Dr, Elgin
   Thursday 5 – 6:15 PM
   April 25 · May 9 and 23
 
10. The Greens of Elgin
     801 N McLean Blvd, Elgin
     Tuesday 2:30 – 3:30 PM
     April 23 · May 7 and 21
 
11. Heritage Woods of South Elgin
     700 S McLean Blvd, South Elgin – Main Entrance
     Monday 2:30 – 3:30 PM
     April 22 · May 6 and 20
 
12. Hunter’s Ridge
     1068 Todd Farm Dr, Elgin – Southeast Parking Lot
     Monday 4 – 4:45 PM
     April 15 and 29 · May 13 and 27
 
13. Illinois Court
      At Illinois Ave & Illinois Court, Elgin
      Thursday 6:30 – 6:15 PM
      April 18 and 30 · May 2, 16 and 30
 
14. Mark Ave
      At Mark Ave & Stephen Ave, Elgin
      Monday 5:30 – 7:15 PM
      April 15 and 29 · May 13 and 27
 
15. Nature Ridge Elementary School
      1899 Westridge Blvd, Bartlett - School Drop-off loop
      Wednesday 5:30 – 6:15 PM
      April 17 and 30 · May 1, 15 and 29
 
16. Old Oaks Estates
     850 Villa St, Elgin
     Monday 4 – 4:30 PM at Main Office
     Monday 4:30 – 5 PM at Nancy Ann Ln & Suzanne Ln
     April 22 · May 6 and 20
17. River’s Edge Townhomes
      2 Clifford Ct, Elgin
      At Clifford Ct & Owasco Ave
      Thursday 4 – 4:45 PM
      April 25 · May 9 and 23
18. River’s Landing Apartments
      Times Square Road, Elgin
      Thursday 5:30 – 6:15 PM
      April 18 and 30 · May 2, 16 and 30
 
19. The Sheridan of Tyler Creek
      508 N McLean Blvd, Elgin
      Tuesday 4 – 4:45 PM
      April 23 · May 7 and 21
 
20. Watch Court
      At Watch St & Watch Ct, Eglin
      Thursday 4 – 4:45 PM
      April 18 and 30 · May 2, 16 and 30
 
21. Westwind Tower
      104 S State St, Elgin – Main Entrance
      Tuesday 2:30 – 3:30 PM
      April 16 and 30 · May 14 and 28
 
22. Willow Lake Estates
      161 W River Rd, Elgin – at Clubhouse
      Wednesday 2:45 – 3:30 PM
      April 24 · May 8 and 22
 
23. Wing Park Apartments
      Garden Crescent Dr & Longwood Pl, Elgin
      Monday 6:30 – 7:15 PM
      April 15 and 29 · May 13 and 27
 
 

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Thank You

   

Thank you Elgin Kiwanis Club, Gail Borden Public Library Foundation, EFS Foundation and many more for supporting the Bookmobile and the Jack and Marlene Shales Bookmobile Collections.