Programs

Thursday, June 20
9:30 AM-11:30 AM
Rakow Branch
Rakow - Computer Cafe
Saturday, June 22
10:00 AM-11:45 AM
Main Library
Grove Room
Thursday, June 27
9:30 AM-11:30 AM
Main Library
2nd Floor - Behind Elevators
Saturday, June 29
10:00 AM-11:45 AM
Main Library
Grove Room
Monday, July 1
6:00 PM-7:30 PM
Rakow Branch
Rakow - Living Room
Tuesday, July 9
10:30 AM-11:30 AM
Main Library
Computer Training Room
Tuesday, July 9
11:45 AM-1:15 PM
Main Library
Meadows Community Room C
Tuesday, July 9
1:00 PM-2:00 PM
Main Library
Meadows Community Rooms AB
Thursday, July 11
9:30 AM-11:30 AM
Main Library
2nd Floor - Behind Elevators
Tuesday, July 16
1:00 PM-2:00 PM
Main Library
Meadows Community Rooms ABC
Tuesday, July 16
1:00 PM-2:00 PM
Main Library
Grove Room
Tuesday, July 16
2:00 PM-3:00 PM
Rakow Branch
Rakow - Living Room

Elgin Memory Café

Date/Time: 2nd Tuesday of each month, 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Location: In Person at Stanley's Grill - 335 N McLean Blvd, South Elgin, IL 60177

Those with mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer's or a related dementia and their care partners are invited for a social event and to gather resources at Stanley's Grill.

Please call us at 847-289-5848 or email ggodinsky@gailborden.info if you are attending for the first time.

What is a Memory Café? A Memory Café is a place where persons with MCI (Mild Cognitive Impairment) early-stage Alzheimer's or a related dementia can go with their care partners to socialize and have fun with other people going through similar things.

Cafecito entré Amigos

Date/Time: Thursday, September 5 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Location: Main Library - Grove Room

An opportunity for seniors to stay connected and make friends. Open to seniors, family members or caregivers.

What is Cafecito entré Amigos? Cafecito entré Amigos takes place three times a year in January, May, and October. The library collaborates with Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center to educate seniors about their health, teach them chair stretches, and participate in a craft activity such as Mandalas for relaxation.

Services

Memory Care Collection

The Memory Care Collection has been created to support at-home caregivers and professional caregivers, as well as to provide items to engage those living with dementia. The collection includes jigsaw puzzles, toys and more.

  • These items are available for reciprocal borrowers.
  • Items available only from 2nd floor, Main Library; no pickups at branches.

Techknow Mobile

The TechKnow Mobile is a one-stop technology assistance vehicle. We offer circulating Wi-Fi hotspots, Google Chromebooks, print books, and DVDs, and the staff members on board are ready to help if you need to know how something works. Find us at any of these locations to have your technology needs met, no matter what they are!

Bookmobile

A library on wheels, the Bookmobile is a big, green bus that “Brings the Library to You”! We visit neighborhoods, apartment complexes, parks, and schools on a two-week rotation and provide nearly all of the library services we offer at our buildings.

Volunteer with the Library

Interested in becoming a Life Enrichment volunteer?

Gail Borden Public Library District provides programming and materials to over 25 senior and developmental care communities within our district, on a monthly basis. Volunteers select dates and locations, based on their availability, to be part of the presentation team. Volunteers also help pull orders for Home Services and make deliveries. Other volunteer opportunities are available at the library, as well.

To become a volunteer, please complete the application form and click the submit button at the bottom.

Community Partners