Week 2 of Summer Reading is here and the Week 2 Challenges are live on elpl.org! 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!
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
Hoopla just got even better. In addition to great new music, audiobooks, TV series and movies, you can now check out eBooks and eComics, all from the Hoopla app. The eComic selection is huge and has great titles for kids, teens and adults. If you haven't yet tried Hoopla click here to get started.
Thank you to everyone who participated in our Book in a Jar Guessing Game! Everyone who submitted a slip with their name on it got at least the 3 right to be entered into the drawing. The winner has already been contacted - but as a prize to all who participated we have a coupon to Grand Traverse Pie Company for you pick up at the circulation desk. Give your name to our staff and we will give you a coupon!
Click on Read more... to get the answers for the game
"Edgar wanted a pet dog, but what he got instead was a rather brilliant octopus named Jarvis.".
Edgar's struggle to accept Jarvis for what he is, a delightfully precocious octopus and friend, makes for a wonderfully funny and warm story. McKenna's illustrations are lovely and the story rings true for anyone who has ever struggled with being loved and accepted just as they are.
"Meet Edgar. He's determined to train his new puppy. Sit. Stay. Fetch. What could go wrong? It's just that Edgar's dog happens to be an octopus. A particularly brilliant octopus at that. Meet Jarvis. Edgar's life is about to change forever."
Drop by the ELPL 2.0 Maker Studio in downtown East Lansing to check out our 3D printing and scanning capabilities and meet Joe Carr, ELPL's newest Technology Services staff member. This open house is for all patrons, whether you have never visited the studio before or have already attended a 3D printing session. See the library's newest 3D printer in action and learn how we can help you with upcoming projects.
Joe Carr is the Technology Specialist in the Maker Studios. He has worked in the 3D printing industry for many years and mentors entrepreneurs and startups in the East Lansing area.
If you can't make it to this open house there will be another session on April 16 from 6-8pm at the ELPL 2.0 Maker Studio.
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.
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