City of Peace

The Elgin community is committed to living, playing and working together peacefully and harmoniously.

Stop by the designated City of Peace area, with your family to enjoy activities, sponsored by the Gail Borden Public Library District (GBPLD) and the Elgin City of Peace:

The Gail Borden Public Library and Elgin City of Peace will feature the lyrical picture book, Peace, by Wendy Anderson Halperin. Check out some “Peace” today.

The Gail Borden Public Library & Elgin City of Peace will feature:

  • Bubble Creations
  • City of Peace Olympic Games (4pm)
  • Coalition for a Safe & Healthy Elgin
  • Creating Peaceful Communities
  • English and bilingual story times
  • Face painting (5pm)
  • International Sports Trading Cards
  • “La Flor de Roca” mask making (3:30pm)
  • Multicultural Shelf
  • Origami Peace Cranes
  • Peace Patrol button making
  • “Peace Footprints” Create, Innovate, Ignite Series
  • Peace Teens Tent
  • Questions answered!

Story Stage Schedule:

International Peace Storytellers

12:30-1:00 pm International Peacemaker Stories

1:30-2:00 pm  Bilingual Peacemaker & Olympic Heroes

2:30-3:00 pm  Olympic Peace Heroes

3:00-3:30 pm Bilingual Peacemaker Stories

4:00-4:30 pm Interactive Olympic Games

5:00-5:30 pm Peaceful Communities

6:00-6:30 pm Lao Peace & Olympic Stories

Visitors of this area will also have the chance to take a look at adult and children’s books and DVD’s on Nelson Mandela, Gandhi and other international leaders. 


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Elgin iFest is an annual festival to celebrate the many cultures in Elgin and around the Fox Valley Region.

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