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Gail Borden Public Library

270 N Grove Ave, Elgin, IL 60120-5596
+1 847-742-2411
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Fun day with the grandchildren

We went to see the dinosaurs. My grandchildren ages four, six, nine and 12 all love the library... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Elgin, Illinois
Top Gun

If there is a better library in an area of this size, I would like to visit it. The Gail Borden... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Elgin, Illinois
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270 N Grove Ave, Elgin, IL 60120-5596
+1 847-742-2411
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We went to see the dinosaurs. My grandchildren ages four, six, nine and 12 all love the library. There is something for everybody. A large kitchen area to plan computers. I how about Mrs. Santa Claus every year and go there for the books that...More

Thank Mayapauline
Reviewed 1 week ago

If there is a better library in an area of this size, I would like to visit it. The Gail Borden is so very much in the Elgin area. Its yearly drive for new members makes the whole community aware of this award winning library....More

Thank papaw2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you can't find it here, it will be at the other branch, but you don't have to go. The people will help you order it to be picked up where you want it. It's perfect for the kids and the adults!

Thank maah1019032017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Top notch exhibits. Imaginative programming for children, youth, and adults. Always something going on. Gail Borden Public Library is a gem.

Thank Cheryl W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gail Borden Library is not only a great place for books, it has many interesting programs, workshops, concerts, and much, much more; situated right along the Fox River. It has a wonderful children's department.

Thank VVCbass
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Summer Program at the library is Gail Borden library wonderful. The library staff is very helpful. The online book or movie reserve reservation system is easy and is user friendly.

Thank T C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I hadn't been here in a while, but this is a lovely library over the river with a huge selection and great section for kids, teens, tech...etc. Great programs year-round.

Thank hudaaz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The selection one books is great! It's awesome that I can bring kids to have a story time that includes music and class participation as well. The ids also LOVE LOVE LOVE the Panera story time!

Thank prdma3
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great to be able to visit the main library or the other 2 close annexes. Easy to request materials online and pick up at the drive-thru. Good selection of different media.

Thank turistaChicago
Reviewed 8 August 2017

i was very happy to vist the library on river very pleasant view i sit a long time watching all activities around the water front arae its a huge building with lots of rooms

Thank Mike b
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