Summer Tutoring

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
East Lansing Public Library

This year Summer Tutoring will begin on Tuesday, June 16.  The program runs from 10:30-12 and will meet on Tuesdays through June and July.  High school students will be available to read, play games, or help with worksheets all in an effort to keep kids reading and thinking during these long weeks of summer.

Something is waiting for many children each summer and their parents don’t even know it’s out there.   It's called the "summer slide," and it describes what happens when young minds sit idle for three months.

Experts agree that children who read during the summer gain reading skills, while those who do not often slide backward.   According to the authors of a report from the National Summer Learning Association: "A conservative estimate of lost instructional time is approximately two months or roughly 22 percent of the school year.... It's common for teachers to spend at least a month re-teaching material that students have forgotten over the summer. That month of re-teaching eliminates a month that could have been spent on teaching new information and skills."

Summer slide affects millions of children each year in this country—but it doesn't have to.  Bring your child to ELPL Tuesday mornings and keep their minds engaged!!

Upcoming sessions of Summer Tutoring:

  • July 7
  • July 14
  • July 21
  • July 28

 

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Alphabet Heroes Storytime

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 10:30am to 11:30am
East Lansing Public Library - Meeting Room

Join Miss Karrie for a fun and engaging early literacy program.  Alphabet Heroes includes fun hands-on activities, songs, and a story all about the alphabet. 

For ages 2-6.

Upcoming sessions of Alphabet Heroes:

  • July 7
  • July 14
  • July 21
  • July 28
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ELPD K-9 Meet and Greet

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
East Lansing Public Library - Meeting Room

Come meet and find out more about our local animal heroes, ELPD K-9 dogs.

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2.0 Thursdays - Animal Treats and Toys

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
ELPL 2.0 Maker Studio - Downtown East Lansing

Do you have a special animal in your life? Do you think they deserve a little treat every now and then? Join us to make edible treats for dogs and play toys for cats. Any craft not taken home will be donated to shelter animals.

All ages welcome.

Every Thursday is Hero Thursday at ELPL 2.0!

Stuffed Animal Superhero Storytime and Sleepover

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 10:30am to 11:30am
East Lansing Public Library - Meeting Room

Bring a favorite stuffed animal to hear stories and dance to superhero music! Make a cape and mask for your sidekick and leave them at the library for overnight adventures! You will be able to see what they were up to the next day on our website.

Ages 2+.

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