Digital literacy is an increasingly important factor of young children's education. Check out some of these free literacy-based apps that will help your toddler or preschooler read, write, play, and learn!
Mr. Rabbit’s new neighbors are otters. Otters! But he doesn’t know anything about otters. Will they get along? Will they be friends? “Just treat otters the same way you’d like them to treat you,” advises Mr. Owl.
Back from our summer break - welcome to fall knitters and crocheters!! Are you working on a project and need a little help? Do you want to share the joy of yarn-craft with others? Come to the library and work with other knitters and crocheters! All ages and levels welcome. Bring your own supplies or use our basic supplies.
Latin music will forever remind me of my honeymoon in the Dominican Republic. Recently, I took a Zumba class at the Hannah Community Center and now latin music reminds me of zumba! Whatever the reason, I love latin music! It puts me in a good mood, provides a boost of energy and makes me smile - even though I know very little of the Spanish language! Luckily, ELPL has many awesome latin music choices both on CD and with Hoopla. Here are some of my favorites:
The East Lansing Public Library (ELPL) is excited to announce that the 2.0 Maker Studio, located in downtown East Lansing on the second floor of the East Lansing Marriott at University Place, will remain open for an additional 10 months, through May 2016.
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.
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
Homework can be a struggle. Sometimes it helps to have someone new to help your child with their assignments. Bring them to the library on Monday evenings from 5-7 and have SMEA (Student Michigan Education Association at MSU) assist your child with their homework.
The Student Michigan Education Association is a pre-professional organization for students studying to become teachers. SMEA gives its members an extra edge by helping make a smooth transition from campus to the classroom.
Homework Help will meet every Monday through November 30, except 11/23/2015.
Please note: Starting November 2, Homework Help will meet near the library's fireplace quiet study area, due to the renovation project beginning November 1.
Want to know more about the renovation of the East Lansing Public Library? Visit: