Week 2 Challenges - Astronomy/Space!

Tonight, Friday June 13 is a full moon, perfect opportunity for some moon-gazing to fulfill the Go Out or Try Out challenges!  The official challenge form will go live first thing Monday morning.


Complete one of this week's challenges and win the Week 2 prize for your reading program, as well as the Week 2 Astronomy badge on your Summer Reading Personal Progress Page.

Complete two or more of this week's challenges and you will also win the Week 2 bonus prize for your reading program, as well as the Week 2 Astronomy Bonus badge on your Summer Reading  Personal Progress Page.


Week 2 Challenges 

Challenges for Week 1 - Zoology

Here are the Week 1 Challenges:

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Summer Reading 2014 Kickoff Event

East Lansing Public Library

Summer Reading for all ages starts off with a Boom on June 10, 2014 at 11am.  ELPL will be hosting a kickoff event featuring live animals, sidewalk chalk and science activities.

During the kickoff event you will also be able to sign up for ELPL's Summer Reading Program.  Kids, Teens and Adults can sign up to earn prizes, badges on and more.  If you can't make it to the Library on June 10 don't worry, you can also sign up online starting June 9.

ELPL will be showcasing different science themed collections, programs and more each week of Fizz, Boom, Read!:

  • Week 1 - Zoology - June 9 through 15
  • Week 2 - Space - June 16 through 22
  • Week 3 - Robotics - June 23 through 29
  • Week 4 - Weather - June 30 through July 6
  • Week 5 - Architecture - July 7 through july 13
  • Week 6 - Cells, Microorganisms and Tiny Creepy Crawlies - July 14 through July 20
  • Week 7 - Science of Music - July 21 through July 27
  • Week 8 - Animation - July 28 through August 5

Winners of ELPL's Bookmark Contest

The entries for our 2014 Children's Bookmark Contest were impressive! Throughout April, children ages 4-12 could submit an entry in their age group. Two bookmarks from each age group were chosen to be reprinted in color and distributed at the library. Thank you to everyone who entered this year's contest. All the other entries can be found here!

    Cara G                         Nicholas Penn                        Katie F                        Morgan Bower


        Madaline Britton                 Natalie Seitz                        Enid S                          Grace Townley


New on 3M Cloud Library - June 2014

More new titles available in the Cloud, including...

Here's the complete list of everything new.

Amazing Animals Storytime

East Lansing Public Library - Meeting Room

Enjoy stories, songs and a craft about animals.  

For children ages 2-6.

Space Storytime

East Lansing Public Library - Children's Storytime Room

Milky Way - Courtesy of WikipediaEnjoy stories, songs and a craft about space.  

For children ages 2-6.

Robot Storytime

East Lansing Public Library - Children's Storytime Room

Enjoy stories, songs and a robot craft.

For children ages 2-6.

July 2014 - Summer Tutoring

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
East Lansing Public Library - Children's Storytime Room

Keep skills sharp with informal group tutoring.  Provided by high school and college volunteers.  For grades K-6.



Impression 5 Electricity Workshop

East Lansing Public Library - Meeting Room

Registration closed
​Workshop full

Learn all about electricity in this hands on workshop hosted by Impression 5 staff.

August 2014 Babytime

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 10:30am to 11:00am
East Lansing Public Library - Children's Storytime Room

Check out a Park & Read pass from the Library

The MI Big Green Gym partnership with Blue Cross Blue Shield, the Michigan Recreation and Park Association, and the DNR is putting free state park passes in libraries throughou

Build a Robot Workshop

East Lansing Public Library - Children's Storytime Room

Registration closed
​Workshop full

Join us for a fun afternoon of robotics and you can building and drive Snap Circuits Rover Bots, dream up new robot designs during a robot craft and learn about different types of robots.  

For ages 7-10.

Registration is required for this program.  Register online starting June 9.