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Gail Borden Public Library

Gail Borden Public Library

Gail Borden Public Library

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270 N. Grove Avenue IL, Elgin 60120


Gail Borden Public Library is not only the third largest library building in Illinois but is also known as the community center. The library is known for bringing in museum exhibits such as SuperCroc and Lego Architecture. What will they do next?

Get ready to slide into the national pastime and discover Major League Baseball’s oldest city rivalry: the White Sox vs. Chicago Cubs. This interactive exhibit, will let you explore ballparks, the history of this epic rivalry, the teams’ logos and uniforms, and more. Also learn about the women’s professional team Rockford Peaches as well the accomplishments of the Negro Baseball League!

Gail Borden Public Library is the perfect spot for families to stop for a break while out exploring the Fox River Bike Trail. Take a break where you can grab some water, enjoy a donut or iced coffee from Craft Donuts & Coffee and cool off.


Monday 9AM–9PM
Tuesday 9AM–9PM
Wednesday 9AM–9PM
Thursday 9AM–9PM
Friday 9AM–6PM
Saturday 9AM–6PM
Sunday 12–5PM

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