3M Cloud Library back online

Update - 4:48pm at Friday, February 7

The 3M Cloud Library is back online.  


The 3M Cloud Library is temporarily unavailable due to a network outage at 3M.  The folks at 3M are hard at work trying to get things back online.  Here's the official email from 3M:

"3M is currently experiencing an unplanned network outage. This outage has affected several IT system in the company, including the 3M Cloud Library.  We are continuing to see sporadic issues the 3M Cloud Library patron app.

3M IT staff is working to resolve the network outage issues.   We will notify you as soon as it has been resolved.    We do apologize for the inconvenience that this may have caused and we do appreciate your patience.  Please contact us if you have any further questions."

We'll let you know when it is back online.  While you wait, have you tried out Hoopla?  Want something to read instead?  Try Zinio, the latest issue of mental floss has great articles on John Green and Carrie Brownstein.

Compost Stew: an A to Z Recipe for the Earth by Mary McKenna Siddals

Want your family to do more for the Earth as a New Year's resolution for 2014?

This book makes it an easy, fun, and educational project to learn how household waste is all part of the great circle of life in the natural world. You will enjoy the creative artwork which is all made up of collages of recycled paper. Next step - use that compost stew to start a vegetable garden in the spring!

Art in the children's room

The children's room at ELPL has been particularly bright and cheerful this January thanks to gorgeous art created by the students at Stepping Stones Montessori.  If you are in need of some color stop by and visit the exhibit.

Library closed on Monday, February 17, 2014

The library will be closed on Monday, February 17, 2014 in observance of President's Day.

Library closed on Monday, January 20, 2014

The library will be closed on Monday, January 20, 2014 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Library Closed Monday, January 6

East Lansing Public Library

The library will be closed Monday, January 6, due to emergency weather conditions.  Online library services will be available.  Check for updates.

The City of East Lansing has declared a snowstorm emergency and has issued the following notices:

  • All travel on public streets is prohibited, except travel for an essential purpose. 


Library closing at 4pm, Sunday, January 5, 2014

The library will be closing at 4pm, on Sunday, January 5, 2014.  The library is closing early due to worsening weather conditions.  Check for updates on possible closures tomorrow, Monday, January 6, 2014.

Friends: True Stories of Extraordinary Animal Friendships by Catherine Thimmesh

I am fascinated by animal stories involving unlikely duos, such as friendships between chimps and tigers, monkeys and birds, pigs and just about any other animal. This book includes captivating photographs from all over the world showing how nature can really work in amazing ways.  My favorite friendship is the one between an old orangutan, who had lost her mate, and a stray tabby cat.  They became instant friends and lived side by side for four years.  This is truly a heartwarming book of friendship and love.

If you like this book try reading Best Friends Forever!: and More True Stories of Animal Friendships by Amy Shields.

Claymation projects completed!

Today our claymation program participants finished their projects.  We had a great group of creative directors, producers and special effects experts.  We've posted their movies to YouTube, check them out:




Intended for ages 18-36 months.

Homework Help

Free drop-in tutoring by MSU's Studen Michigan Education Association. For grades K-8.