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:
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.
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.
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:
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!
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.
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.
Dance, sing, and play through a fun-filled music and movement concert with Mr. Chris! Chris Dorman, a highly successful and popular musician in his community of Burlington, Vermont, hails from Michigan and often returns to share his musical talents. Chris' music reflects his life experiences and often goes straight to listeners' hearts, inviting audiences to participate and sing along. For the past few years Chris has focused much of his attention on making music for young children and their families. He runs a wonderful music and movement progam called Music for Sprouts that connects children to farming and nature at Bread & Butter Farm, where he also lives with his family. He has a new children's album coming out soon, titled Always There.
All ages are welcome to attend this show. No registration necessary. This program is co-sponsored by Abbott Nursery School. Please note: Regular Toddlertimes will not take place on 9/23.