Summer Reading 2014 Kickoff Event

East Lansing Public Library

Summer Reading for all ages starts off with a Boom on June 10, 2014 at 11am.  ELPL will be hosting a kickoff event featuring live animals, sidewalk chalk and science activities.

During the kickoff event you will also be able to sign up for ELPL's Summer Reading Program.  Kids, Teens and Adults can sign up to earn prizes, badges on and more.  If you can't make it to the Library on June 10 don't worry, you can also sign up online starting June 9.

ELPL will be showcasing different science themed collections, programs and more each week of Fizz, Boom, Read!:

  • Week 1 - Zoology - June 9 through 15
  • Week 2 - Space - June 16 through 22
  • Week 3 - Robotics - June 23 through 29
  • Week 4 - Weather - June 30 through July 6
  • Week 5 - Architecture - July 7 through july 13
  • Week 6 - Cells, Microorganisms and Tiny Creepy Crawlies - July 14 through July 20
  • Week 7 - Science of Music - July 21 through July 27
  • Week 8 - Animation - July 28 through August 5

Winners of ELPL's Bookmark Contest

The entries for our 2014 Children's Bookmark Contest were impressive! Throughout April, children ages 4-12 could submit an entry in their age group. Two bookmarks from each age group were chosen to be reprinted in color and distributed at the library. Thank you to everyone who entered this year's contest. All the other entries can be found here!

    Cara G                         Nicholas Penn                        Katie F                        Morgan Bower


        Madaline Britton                 Natalie Seitz                        Enid S                          Grace Townley


New on 3M Cloud Library - June 2014

More new titles available in the Cloud, including...

Here's the complete list of everything new.

Impression 5 Electricity Workshop

East Lansing Public Library - Meeting Room

Registration closed
​Workshop full

Learn all about electricity in this hands on workshop hosted by Impression 5 staff.

Check out a Park & Read pass from the Library

The MI Big Green Gym partnership with Blue Cross Blue Shield, the Michigan Recreation and Park Association, and the DNR is putting free state park passes in libraries throughou

The Boy on the Wooden Box: How the Impossible Became Possible...On Schindler's List

Watching a news story a few days ago featuring filmmaker Steven Spielberg and the 20th anniversary of both the making of the movie Schindler's List and the USC Shoah Foundation reminded me of a wonderful book I had read recently. The Boy on the Wooden Box: How the Impossible Became Possible...On Schindler's List is a memoir written by Leon Leyson, the youngest boy on Oskar Schindler's "list." Mr. Leyson died in January 2013, only seven months before the book was published. This touching memoir is aimed at ages 9-14, but teens and adults would enjoy it as well. To read a wonderful book review on the USC Shoah Foundation site, click here.

ELPL servers down for maintenance

Library staff will be performing some routine maintenance on the library's servers between 5-6pm this evening. During that time access to the library catalog, MeLCat requesting, Hoopla, 3M Cloud, Overdrive and Zinio will be unavailable. We hope to be back up and running at 6pm - we'll post again when maintenance is complete.


Artemis Fowl

Eoin Colfer did a marvelous job writing this book. It's all about a genius 12 year old who finds a secret race called the People. These People include fairies, trolls, goblins, and dwarves who all live underground without humans knowing about it. Artemis discovers them and decides to exploit them for their gold. His plan and all around intelligence makes for a great story. The audiobook was very easy to listen to and the guy who read it did an amazing job with all the characters. I'm looking forward to continuing the Artemis Fowl series


Hop, computer animation combined with real life action, is the story of the Easter Bunny (voice by English comic Russel Brand)  who decides to be a rock star instead of deliver eggs, which dishonors his family  business. He meets a human named Fred who has been kicked out of his parents' house for chronic slacking. Both characters  must weigh their own individual dreams with loyalty to family and tradition, which is, as special guest star David Hasselhoff observes, "a dilemma as old as time itself."   The best lines are from the conclusion,  when they drive off in the Egg Sleigh driven by zillions of little chicklets "On Cheepers, on Peepers, on Chirpy and Clucky," and exclaim as they drive out of sight,  "Happy Easter to all, and to all a good mid-to late morning".

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: