Abbot Road Closure

East Lansing Public Library

Update - July 15, 2015

As part of the ongoing major street project on Abbot Road, there will be a full road closure between Saginaw Street and Whitehills Drive beginning next Monday, July 20.  The closure will include the Abbot-Whitehills intersection for the beginning part of the week to complete necessary repairs.

Tim Busfield's Performing Arts Warm-Up!

Sat, 09/12/2015 - 9:00am to Sun, 09/13/2015 - 6:00pm
East Lansing Public Library - Meeting Room

Come one, come all!

Do you dream about one day creating a movie for the world to see?  This free workshop will show you how to achieve your dreams and get you excited about the upcoming performing arts season!  Here's your chance to be better prepared.

From elementary to high school actors, from singers and dancers to set painters, stage managers and future film makers, this weekend will inspire you and teach you how to be better!

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Books & Bagels Special Summer Session

Sat, 08/01/2015 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
East Lansing Public Library - Children's Storytime Room

Read any book with a theme of heroism, or about someone you consider to be a personal hero, and come to this meeting prepared to talk about it! The book can be fiction or non-fiction. Ages 9-12. Books will not be provided for this meeting to encourage a variety of selections!

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Welcome, Kindergarten! 2015

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
East Lansing Public Library - Meeting Room

Is your child is entering kindergarten this fall? If so, he or she won’t want to miss our 9th annual Welcome, Kindergarten! story time. Children will hear special stories about going to kindergarten read by local kindergarten teachers, sing lively songs and finish off the afternoon by doing a very special craft.

National Night Out/Touch-A-Truck 2015

Tue, 08/04/2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
East Lansing Public Library

Celebrate National Night Out at the library with our third annual Touch a Truck event.

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Across Generations Videofest

When Michele Norris spoke at the Wharton Center on September 15, 2014 as part of the One Book, One Community program, she told the audience to talk to our parents, grandparents, our aunts and uncles, our elders to hear their stories. She said we need to have conversations with our elders to preserve our family histories or to know where we came from.

2015 Story Days for Stories in the Garden

Summer is just around the corner.  At the Library we are looking forward to another season of Stories in the Garden.  Plan to attend one of the three Story Days at the Michigan 4-H Children's Garden planned for this summer:

  • Wednesday, July 8, from 7-8:30pm @ the Children's Garden at MSU
  • Wednesday, July 15, 7-8:30pm @ the Children's Garden at MSU
  • Wednesday, July 22, 7-8:30pm @ the Children's Garden at MSU

DC Comics are now live on Hoopla!

All your favorite DC Comic characters are now available on Hoopla.  There's no better way to celebrate this summer's reading theme, Every Hero Has a Story, than by curling up with your favorites.











Hoopla Undergoing Scheduled Maintenance on July 7

The Hoopla team is planning to perform scheduled maintenance from 2:00 AM - 6:00 AM EST on July 7, 2015, which may result in partial service disruption between these hours.  

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day



This is a cute family movie with a great message.  I was concerned initially about a movie version of one of my favorite children's books, but I love Jennifer Garner.

Week 2 Challenges and a Grand Prize Drawing Announcement

Week 2 of Summer Reading is here and the Week 2 Challenges are live on!  Also, many of you have asked and we are happy to announce that yes, we will be giving away the very cool superhero cardboard standups at the end of Every Hero Has a Story!  Completing the Week 2 challenge will get you one entry into the grand prize drawing, so what are you waiting for?!?  Get reading!

Stories in the Garden 2015

Make a difference this summer by participating in Stories in the Garden 2015.

Stories in the Garden is a yearly volunteer opportunity for teens to help kids experience books in a new and exciting way.  Stories in the Garden gives teens a chance to read picture books to younger children in hte beautiful Michigan 4-H Children's Garden.  Now in its 17th year, Stories in the Garden has won an award from the American Library Association, as an Outstanding Program for Young Adults. 

Teen Storytellers are needed to make the 2015 Stories in the Garden sessions the best ever.  If you are entering grades 7-12, you are invited to be a part of a story-telling team.

Storytellers must attend a special planning sessions held at the East Lansing Public Library, where they will learn about reading to children, find partners, choose appropriate books and practice reading out loud. 

Three sessions are available in July:

  • Session 1:  Planning Day Tuesday, July 7, 12-1pm @ ELPL Story Day: Wednesday, July 8, 7-8:30pm @ the Children's Garden at MSU
  • Session 2:  Planning Day Tuesday, July 14, 12-1pm @ ELPL Story Day: Wednesday, July 15, 7-8:30pm @ the Children's Garden at MSU
  • Session 3:  Planning Day Tuesday, July 21, 12-1pm @ ELPL Story Day: Wednesday, July 22, 7-8:30pm @ the Children's Garden at MSU

Sign up online to tell stories in the garden this summer.