They took good care of each other and gave each other lots of hugs! Enjoy taking a look at their adventures!
A parent attending Reader's Theater with his children shot some great video footage of the program - check them out:
A huge thank you to all the sponsors that donated prizes and materials to make the 2011 summer reading program a success.
The Friends of the East Lansing Public Library
East Lansing Aquatic Center
Panera Bread of Frandor
Tasty Twist of East Lansing
NCG of Eastwood
Grand Traverse Pie Company of East Lansing
Curious and Archives Book Shops of East Lansing
Edru Skatarama - Holt
Every summer the demand for audio books seems to rise with the heat. For every car ride and every child in that car, patrons need a good book to listen to. I am always happy to recommend my favorite titles and glad to see that the interest is so great, but I wonder why it seems to taper off when summer comes to an end. As an avid audio book listener myself, I am rarely without a book that I am "reading". I love books on CD. Even if you just go from here to there around town, and even after the vacations are over, remember the benefits and pleasures of hearing a good book. You are never too old to enjoy being read to. Next time you come to the library, let me know what YOU have been listening to. Miss Lezlee.
This summer at the library, a record-setting 3,251 weekly participation charts were turned in by children ages preschool through 7th grade during the 2009 Summer Reading Program, "Be Creative @ Your Library." We would like to thank our friends at Panera, NCG Cinemas, Celebration Cinema, Subway, East Lansing Aquatic Center, Tasty Twist, Noodles & Co., Melting Moments, Hungry Howie's, and Curious Books/Archives Book Shop for their generous donation of prize items for our reading program. A very special "Thank You" is also extended to the Friends of the East Lansing Public Library for their ongoing support of all of our children's programs.
Don't miss out on the fun in summer 2010! "Make a Splash -- READ" will be the slogan of the general theme, water.
Eric Cash is 35 years old, still living on the Lower East Side in New York City, still working in a restaurant, and he still hasn't made it big as a screenwriter. Not at all what he expected to be doing at this age. Then an evening out with a new young co-worker, Ike Marcus, turns to tragedy as Ike is gunned down in front of him. Author Richard Price explores the repercussions of this seemingly random shooting. The reader gets to know Detective Matty Clark; his partner, Yolanda; Ike's grief-stricken father Billy; the teenage shooter, Tristan; and more. The ending is not a shock, but the trip there is a fascinating one.
Lazy days are here at last!
Come browse our displays for backyard, lakeside, and beach reading ideas. One display features vacation reading and listening ideas for all ages. Another display features "Debut Fiction," first books by new authors who have drawn critical attention. And, of course, our on-going Summer Reading Club display beckons you to grab a list of suggested readings and enter the weekly drawings for wonderful prizes.