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Gail Borden Public Library

270 N Grove Ave, Elgin, IL 60120


Learning is a Journey...start it here! The Gail Borden Public Main Library is located on the Fox River in Elgin.

The Gail Borden Public Library is one of Illinois' largest libraries. Inside you'll find wings specific to certain ag groups with interesting activies and reading materials. The Gail Borden Library also host numberous exhibits throughout the year. And in the winter time, you can even rent binoculars for free to see the bald eagles that like to occupy the area around the Fox River! There's always something to do and always something to learn!

What's happening nearby...

Downtown Elgin Market

Riverside Drive •  Jun 07 – Aug 30 @ 3PM

A seasonal open-air farmers market that hosts a variety of local produce and handmade goods.

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AREA 22 Arts, Crafts and Oddities Fair

Riverside Drive •  Aug 03 @ 12noon

AREA 22 Arts, Crafts, and Oddities Fair will showcase the creations and collections of visual artists in the Elgin area.

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