As the songs say, "You've Got to Have Friends" and "We Get By With a Little Help From Our Friends," this is especially true for the East Lansing Public Library (ELPL). Actually, we get by with a lot of help from our Friends of the East Lansing Public Library (FOELPL). While we are extremely grateful […]
Welcome to Miss Eva's Top Three! Each month I'll be picking out items from three different areas of the children's section to feature that I've enjoyed -- some new titles, some older ones, but all of them things that have caught my eye! Check out this month's picks below. Picture Book: Everything by Emma Dodd Emma Dodd's series of […]
Computer users be advised the library will be closing early on October 19 and 20. The library will close at 2pm on Thursday, October 19. The library will close at 3pm on Friday, October 20. Regular hours will resume on Saturday, October 21.
You may have heard about a movement in the book world called We Need Diverse Books. In 2014, #WeNeedDiverseBooks started as a hashtag on Twitter among authors, bloggers, and others from the youth literature industry in response to a lack of diversity in children's books. From there this conversation grew to a movement and ultimately an […]
Since 2010, libraries in Michigan have participated in Michigan Libraries for Life. This entails providing our communities with information on how to become an organ and tissue donor. In the last seven years, Libraries for Life has helped to register over 3,500 donors! If you would like further information on what it means to be […]
Good Eats fans, your days of wandering in the wilderness are over. In July Alton Brown teased the world with the following video clip and announced that he would be returning to culinary programming with Return of the Eats, on the Food Network and streaming online. Until it airs take home these books from Brown […]
During October the Friends are exhibiting work from local artist Carolyn Texera. Carolyn's work will run through the end of October, with a reception in the cafe on Saturday, October 7 from 1-3pm. From the artist: "I’ve always known how to draw. I don’t remember a time that I didn’t. Even when I was in […]
That is a great suggestion! We agree that it would be easier to budget the ten monthly checkouts if we were able to listen to the first thirty seconds of an audio book or test out the first chapter of an ebook to see if it has us hooked enough to keep reading. We passed […]
I was in fifth grade when I first learned that books had power. Mrs. Jarrett read aloud to us every day after last recess. It was near the beginning of the year as she was reading A Wrinkle In Time when a girl I didn't know very well raised her hand. Mrs. Jarrett stopped reading […]
We celebrate the right to read freely to affirm and strengthen that freedom, for it is never safe from encroachment. The American Library Association's Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) produced this video to showcase the Top Ten Challenged Books of 2016. ALA says it best, "Think books aren't banned today? Think again."