ELPL 2.0 Maker Studio Event - Rock Cactus Gardens

Sat, 05/30/2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
ELPL 2.0 Maker Studio - Downtown East Lansing

Create a beautiful cactus garden that cannot die! A perfect gift for Mother's Day or keep it for yourself! Please bring a pot, if you have one. We will have a limited number of pots available. All other supplies provided. Ages 5 and up.

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Alphabet Heroes Storytime

Tue, 06/09/2015 - 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.

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Summer Reading Kickoff Event 2015

Wed, 06/10/2015 - 11:00am to 3:00pm
East Lansing Public Library

Join us for the Summer Reading Kickoff!  The fun begins at 11am with author Eric Litwin.  There will be crafts and activities throughout the day and super hero guests, Batman and Iron Man, at 1:30pm. 

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Make and Take Superhero Craft

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
East Lansing Public Library - Children's Storytime Room

Calling all crafty kids.  Lets have some fun making simple crafts this summer.  Our Super Hero theme will inspire the crafts that all children will enjoy.

Mondays in June and July.

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Summer Tutoring

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 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.

As parents approach the summer break, many are thinking about the family vacation, trips to the pool, how to keep children engaged in activities at home, the abrupt changes to everyone's schedule—and how to juggle it all.   What they might not be focusing on is how much educational ground their children could lose during the three-month break from school, particularly when it comes to reading.

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!!

Summer tutoring will be offered June 16, 23, 30 and July 7, 14, 21 and 28.  10:30-12.


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