Thank you East Lansing!

Thank you to the residents of East Lansing for voting yes on the one-mill operating levy for the East Lansing Public Library!  The tremendous outpouring of support from the community is truly amazing and deeply heart-felt.  It is very rewarding to know how much ELPL means to East Lansing.

The Citizens to Protect the East Lansing Public Library Committee deserves special praise as they went above and beyond to support the levy efforts and to get the word out about ELPL’s needs.  We tip our hats to this dedicated group of people.

The success of the levy means that we will continue the library’s tradition of providing quality materials, excellent service and innovative programs designed to meet patron expectations. Specifically we will: increase our book, dvd and e-book budgets back to levels before 2011; enhance technology services; continue to develop innovative programs for babies to seniors; and strive to improve library services however possible.

I am excited about the next chapter for ELPL and look forward to the future.

On behalf of the ELPL Board of Trustees and staff, a sincere thank you. 

–Kristin Shelley, Director