The East Lansing Public Library (ELPL) is excited to announce that the 2.0 Maker Studio, located in downtown East Lansing on the second floor of the East Lansing Marriott at University Place, will remain open for an additional 10 months, through May 2016.
When Michele Norris spoke at the Wharton Center on September 15, 2014 as part of the One Book, One Community program, she told the audience to talk to our parents, grandparents, our aunts and uncles, our elders to hear their stories. She said we need to have conversations with our elders to preserve our family histories or to know where we came from.
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:
Wednesday, July 8, from 7-8:30pm @ the Children's Garden at MSU
Wednesday, July 15, 7-8:30pm @ the Children's Garden at MSU
Wednesday, July 22, 7-8:30pm @ the Children's Garden at MSU
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
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BabyTime is an interactive early literacy experience intended for babies ages birth to 2 years. It includes nursery rhymes, songs, puppets, rhythm activities, sharing a book, freeplay and more. Babies are born ready to learn. BabyTime is important to help lay the foundation for learning in a fun and relaxed fashion. Although your child is years away from becoming a reader, he or she starts to develop the skills necessary for reading and writing at birth. BabyTime is one of ELPL's Early Literacy programs that not only teaches and reinforces these important skills, but also makes them for for both parent and child.
Upcoming BabyTime sessions:
Please note, beginning November 2, BabyTime will move to All Saints Episcopal Church at:
800 Abbot Road East Lansing, MI 48823
The move is due to the library's renovation project which begins in December.
Want to know more about the renovation of the East Lansing Public Library? Visit:
East Lansing Public Library - Staff Conference Room
Teens are invited to browse through a special display of books for one that they'd like to keep -- in exchange for a 150-500-word review of the book to be e-mailed to email@example.com within the month.
Teen Book Swap will take place in the library's Staff Conference Room.