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ELPL is collecting donations for the Capital Area Humane Society

April 28 through May 11 ELPL will be collecting donated wish list items for the Capital Area Humane Society.  A collection bin will be placed in the library's lobby for donated mats, toys or blankets for CAHS dogs and cats.  See the organization's full wish list at:

Capital Area Humane Society Adoption Event and Pet Toy Craft Night

East Lansing Public Library - Meeting Room

The Capital Area Humane Society (CAHS) is bringing adoptable pets to the library!  Plus, we will be making toys for the animals to play with at CAHS.  

View adoptable pets at cahs-lansing.org/ or call 517-626-6060 to speak with an Adoption Counselor.

A Butterfly is Patient

As I read the April 8, 2014, article in the Lansing State Journal titled, "Butterfly House still a perenial draw at MSU," I was reminded of all the wonderful butterfly books for children that our library has, both fiction and nonfiction.

Book Mark Contest Open!

Do you love to draw?  Would you love to see your original artwork on bookmarks at the Library?  Enter ELPL's Children's Bookmark Contest and your drawing could be chosen to be featured as a bookmark!

Download an entry form or pick one up at the Library.  Complete rules are detailed on the entry form but here are the important details:

  • Contest runs April 1 - May 4, 2014.
  • Contest is for ages 4-12.
  • Entries can be turned in at the Circulation Desk, and must be received by May 4, 2014 by 5pm.

Erik the Red Sees Green by Julie Anderson

An eye-opening story for all ages of the challenges those with Color Vision Deficiency face in their everyday lives and how simple adjustments can make a huge difference in their world.

Don't miss out on the MSU Science Festival!

Make sure to spend some time at the MSU Science Festival, happening next week, April 1-6.  There are too many great events to give a proper shout out to all of them, but some of my personal favorites that I hope to check out are:

ELPL is joining in the celebration with activities at the library and at MSU during the festival.  

  • On Sunday, April 6, join come visit us from 12-4pm in the Delta Dental's Early Childhood Zone for science stories and activities for the little ones.  
  • At ELPL the week of March 31 through April 4 we'll be hosting Robot Race Club for area school kids.  There is still room available in our Friday, April 4 Robot Race Club session starting at 11:30am.  Click here to register.

2014 Story Days for Stories in the Garden

Spring is almost here (keep believing!) and 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:

Books & Bagels back in October

March was our last Books & Bagels meeting until fall.  Until then, have a great spring and summer and enjoy this slide show from our last meeting.  Pi, the mathematical constant, features heavily in Navigating Early and as you can see from these photos, our readers had fun experimenting and tasting with pi in several forms.  Happy Pi Day!

Books & Bagels - March 2014

East Lansing Public Library - Children's Storytime Room

March's book is Navigating Early by Clare Vanderpool.  Many thanks to a generous donor for donating free books to the first 15 kids to register for each Books & Bagels session.  Also, thanks to Panera in Frandor for bagels.

For grades 4-6.  Registration begins February 8 at the Circulation Desk.

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Everyday Moments are Learning Moments: Literacy Celebration

Hannah Community Center - East Lansing, MI

Join us at the Hannah Community Center for a stage show, storytellers, activities and characters Curious George, Library Mouse, and Splat the Cat.  Free book per family while supplies last.  

Sponsored by the Early Childhood Literacy Coalition.  All are welcome.

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Froggy visits the ELPL in March!

We're happy to announce that Froggy, from the beloved children's series by Jonathan London, will be visiting the library on Friday, March 14, at 10:30am.  Stop by for stories, a froggy craft and a chance to have your picture taken with Froggy!  Below are some great photos of one of Froggy's previous visits to ELPL.  
If you are excited about this event, you'll also want to be at Hannah Community Center on Saturday, March 16 at 1pm for 2014's Literacy Celebration.  Saturday's event features a stage show, storytellers and special appearances by Curious George, Library Mouse, Splat the Cat and more.  

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