Now in its 15th year, the award-winning Stories in the Garden has been a favorite collaborative program between the East Lansing Public Library and the Michigan 4-H Children's Garden at MSU.
The formula is simple, the results are fabulous: teens reading picture books to children + a beautiful and fun garden setting = a fun and rewarding experience for all.
Teen readers must attend special planning sessions held at the East Lansing Public Library where they will learn about reading to children, find reading partners, choose appropriate books and practice reading out loud.
If you are a teen entering grades 7-12 and are interested in volunteering for Stories in the Garden you can download the application here.
As the school year ends, Baby Time and Story Time will shift from their regular weekly schedule to a special summer schedule! We are excited to offer a fantastic programming line-up this summer which will be announced soon! Next week will be the last week of our regularly scheduled Baby Times and Story Times.
Baby Time will take place on Monday, May 13th, 10:30-11 am.
The last date for Baby Time is Wednesday, May 15th, 10:30-11 am.
The last day for Story Time is Friday, May 17th, 10:30-11:15 am.
Join me for a fun Mother's Day Craft Program this Saturday, May 4th from 1-2 pm. We will be decorating canvas tote bags with acrylic paints and fabric markers. Mom will always love a handmade gift. I will have all you need, so just wear your painting clothes and bring your creativity! Ages 4 and up. FREE. Call to sign up. 517-351-2420.
Books & Bagels
Saturday, May 11
The last meeting of the Books & Bagels book discussion group for the school year will take place at the time and date listed above.
Please join Mary Jo to discuss Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead. This title is also available as an eBook in Overdrive as well as print copies and CD audio copies through interlibrary loan in MeL. Please call us, 517-351-2420, ext 6845 if you need assistance getting a copy of Liar & Spy to read. Liar & Spy is a 2013 Finalist in the Children's Choice Book Awards (5th-6th grade).
I'm excited to announce that the activity for this meeting will be painting on canvas using pointillism style like artist Georges Seurat. If you read the book, you'll know why we'll use this style.
Please sign up at the children's desk or call 351-2420, ext 6855 and leave a message.
Thank you to Panera Bagels in Frandor for their continued suppport providing the group with yummy bagels and cream cheese!
Saturday, April 13th
For children in grades 4-6
Join us for juice and bagels, discussion of the book Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu, and a fun activity! This fantasy book is full of interesting content that provokes a wide range of responses in readers. Listen to a fascinating interview with Anne Ursu from NPR's
Join author Hanan Daqqa for a special Arabic-English Bilingual Storytime. Enjoy her book "We Live in a Car" plus a craft and snack!
Storytime and Babytime will be taking a spring break from Monday,April 1st - Friday, April 5th. Both programs will resume the week of April 8th.
Breadcrumbs tells the story of Hazel and Jack. Jack and Hazel are best friends until an accident with a magical mirror and a run-in with a villainous queen find Hazel on her own, entering an enchanted wood in the hopes of saving Jack's life.
Curious George Story Time
Saturday March 16
11am - Noon
Please join us for Curious George stories as well as songs, a take-home craft, and a special visit from Curious George himself!
This free photo opportunity event is for Curious George fans age 2+ and does not require registration.
Free drop in tutoring by MSU's Student Michigan Education Association. Grades K-8.