We are so fortunate to have Brilliant Sky Toys & Books in our community! Owners, Brent and Sonia Taylor, have been huge ELPL supporters over the years and we are immensely grateful. They are showing their support once again by donating a portion of the day's proceeds on July 20th, to support ELPL's children's programming!
Special children's activities will be available throughout the whole day, starting with storytime with Miss Karrie at 10:30 am!
Brilliant Sky is located at 5100 Marsh Rd. in Okemos.
Drop in to make a suggested project or create your own using our LEGOs. We'll put finished projects on a slide show to view on elpl.org and ELPL's Flickr page. Did you know that playing with LEGOs actually contributes to literacy development by increasing attention span, memory, creativity, and language and vocabulary skills? LEGO play also lays the foundation for logical mathematical thinking, scientific reasoning and problem solving. The best part is, playing with LEGOs is just plain fun!
For ages 4 & up.
No registration required.
This summer LEGO Club will meet on:
Teens, are you looking for a great volunteer opportunity this summer? Reading stories to children is fun and rewarding, especially when it is done at MSU’s Michigan 4-H Children’s Garden. If you are entering grades 7-12 in the fall, you are invited to be a part of a story-telling team for Stories in the Garden, an award-winning program, now in its 15th year. This special planning session is held at the library where you will learn tips about reading to children, find a storytelling partner, choose appropriate books and practice reading out loud.
This planning session is for the June 25 (10-11:30 am) Story Day at the MSU Gardens. Prior to the planning session, please fill out the application/permission slip found at the library or download a copy. Don’t miss the fun in the 4-H Children’s Garden!
See what past teen volunteers have said about their reading experience:
Children of all ages will enjoy stories read by trained teen volunteers in the beautiful and vibrant setting of the Michigan 4-H Children's Garden at Michigan State University. Now in its 15th year, Stories in the Garden has won an award from the American Library Association as an
Outstanding Program for Young Adults.
Before or after the stories why not experience the Michigan 4-H Garden for yourself? Click here for a kid's preview of the garden.
Admission to the gardens is free, but during University operating hours, you will have to pay to park at the Garden. Michigan 4-H Children's Garden is located off Bogue Street between Wilson and Service Roads on MSU's campus.
No registration required. Hope to see you at Stories in the Garden!