Mitten, YouPer, and Thumbs Up! Award Winners for 2018

Your next great book is here! The Michigan Library Association announced the winners of the 2018 Mitten, YouPer, and Thumbs Up! awards, and you can find them all here! Congratulations to the winners and honor books! Mitten Award: The Mitten Award recognizes and promotes quality literature for youth in picture book format. 2018 winner: 2018 honor books:…
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Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Since 2016, the city of East Lansing has observed the holiday Indigenous Peoples' Day on the second Monday of October. This holiday reminds us to reflect on the first people to live in the Americas, their cultures and histories, and to challenge prejudices and long-standing misconceptions about Native Americans and colonialism. Here at ELPL, we…
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There’s a waffle in my pocket – parenting with patience and humor. Book Reports.

School has started, soon your child will be excited to pick out a book for the first book report of the year. Well, if they are't super stoked to pick out a book, may I make some suggestions? I've provided links to popular book lists. Easy, peasy, lemon squeezy. Pick out a book, put it…
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