Kids

Make and Take Valentine's Craft

Fri, 02/10/2017 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
East Lansing Public Library - Maker Studio

Stop by the Maker Studio between 1 and 3 pm to make your own Valentine's Craft with Miss Emily and Miss Eva! We'll provide supplies for you to take home a special Valentine project for someone special.

For children with adult supervision.

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Books & Bagels - February 2017

Sat, 02/18/2017 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
East Lansing Public Library - 3/4 Meeting Room

Book group for 4th through 6th graders.  We will be discussing the title Saint Louis Armstrong Beach by Brenda Woods.  First 15 to register will receive a free copy of the book.  

Thanks to Panera Bread of Frandor for the bagels!

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Greenthumbs Storytime

Wed, 02/08/2017 -
10:30am to 11:00am
East Lansing Public Library - Children's Room

Join us for a new monthly Greenthumbs Storytime! We will be meeting the second Wednesday of the month at 10:30 a.m. for stories, songs, and activities all about nature and the environment with Heather Surface, Environmental Stewardship Coordinator for the City of East Lansing. You'll also learn how to get involved with the monthly stewardship volunteer workdays at parks throughout East Lansing. Learn more here.

This storytime is for children age 5 and under with parents or caregivers. Greenthumbs Storytimes will be held at the East Lansing Public Library during winter months, but may move to parks and other outdoor locations through East Lansing in future months as weather allows. Be sure to check elpl.org for up to date location information!

Books & Bagels - January 2017

East Lansing Public Library - Community Room

We are partnering with the All Of Us Express Children's Theatre this month to discuss the classic Lois Lowry book, Number the Stars. All Of Us Express will perform a stage adaptation of this title at the Hannah Community Center on February 3rd & 10th at 7 p.m. and February 4th & 11th at 2 and 4:30 p.m. The first 15 participants to sign up will also receive a free ticket to a performance along with their copy of the book!

Number the Stars is the story of ten year old Annemarie Johansen and her family as they witness the Danish resistance to German troops' relocation of the Jewish population in Denmark in 1943. When they take in Annemarie's Jewish friend, they must conceal her true identity and eventually make their way across the sea to Sweden and safety.

Join us to discuss this book and enjoy bagels from Panera. The first 15 to register for Books & Bagels at the library will receive a free copy of the book.

Immediately prior to January's Books & Bagels session, we will also be holding a script reading and discussion with cast and crew from All Of Us Express. Be sure to join us at 1:00 p.m. for this unique opportunity!

Books & Bagels is a book discussion group for 4th-6th graders. Thank you to Panera Bread of Frandor for providing the bagels, and many thanks to a generous, anonymous donor for providing copies of Books & Bagels titles to the first 15 program participants.

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Library to Delay Opening by Two Hours

The East Lansing Public Library will open at 12 noon on Monday, December 12, to allow for clean up from a winter storm.  

For further updates check the library website and the website for the City of East Lansing.

Books & Bagels - December 2016

East Lansing Public Library - 3/4 Meeting Room

Book group for 4th through 6th graders.  We will be discussing the title Raymie Nightingale by Kate DiCamillo.  Panera Bagels of Frandor donates the bagels for this popular program.  First 15 to register will receive a free copy of the book.  

Thanks to Panera Bread of Frandor for the bagels!

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Homework Help

Mon, 01/30/2017 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm
3/4 Meeting Room

Homework can be a struggle.Sometimes it helps to have someone new assist your child with their homework.  Each Monday the MSU College of Education honors organization Kappa Delta Pi will tutor students grades K-12 from 5-7pm.   No registration required!

Kappa Delta Pi is an international honor society in education. Invitation to Kappa Delta Pi is based on high academic achievement at the college level, a commitment to being an educator in the future, and a healthy attitude which ensures success in the education of students.

Homework Help will meet every Monday through April 24 except February 20, March 6 and April 3.

 

Kristin's Top 100 - Part 4

ELPL director Kristin Shelley has worn many librarian hats in her career in public libraries.  Including almost 10 years as a children's librarian, providing book recommendations, storytimes and more to the littlest patrons in libraries.  So when you ask her for her favorite picture books for National Picture Book month, you get a really, really, REALLY long list - all of it pure gold.  

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Storytime Kits Are Here!

Storytime Kits at ELPLELPL is excited to announce the debut of our newest section of the children’s collection: storytime kits! Storytime kits are just what they sound like – collections of books, music, and activities with a central theme that let you have your own mini storytime at home. With kit themes like animals, colors, ABCs, and more, you and your little readers are sure to find a fun kit to take home and enjoy.

Each kit comes with several books, a music CD, an interactive toy, and a tips sheet featuring songs, rhymes, and activities caregivers can use to supplement the materials and have their very own storytime at home (or in the park, or on the go! The possibilities are endless). These tip sheets focus on the five key concepts of the Every Child Ready to Read program, which emphasizes the importance of reading, writing, talking, singing, and playing in pre-readers. Engaging in these activities through stories, music, and play – both at home and at the library – builds a foundation for life-long reading skills.

Storytime kits can circulate out like all other library materials, and are checked out for 3 weeks. Don’t see a storytime kit on the shelves? They may be checked out, but you can place a hold on them as you would any other library materials so that they will be reserved for you when they are returned. Find all our storytime kits here!

These kits are funded by a generous grant from the East Lansing Rotary Club – many thanks for their support!

Kristin's Top 100 - Part 3

ELPL director Kristin Shelley has worn many librarian hats in her career in public libraries.  Including almost 10 years as a children's librarian, providing book recommendations, storytimes and more to the littlest patrons in libraries.  So when you ask her for her favorite picture books for National Picture Book month, you get a really, really, REALLY long list - all of it pure gold.  

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Snappsy the Alligator (Did Not Ask to Be in This Book!)

Okay, so this book had a head start with me, because I love alligators and crocodiles, so any picture book where they're a main character already has a leg up.

King Baby by Kate Beaton

Okay, I love Kate Beaton. I’ve already recommended her first picture book, The Princess and the Pony, here. I hoarded our copy of Hark! A Vagrant! for several weeks.

Kristin's Top 100 - Part 2

ELPL director Kristin Shelley has worn many librarian hats in her career in public libraries.  Including almost 10 years as a children's librarian, providing book recommendations, storytimes and more to the littlest patrons in libraries.  So when you ask her for her favorite picture books for National Picture Book month, you get a really, really, REALLY long list - all of it pure gold.  

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