ELPL and Friends Recipients of Whole Foods’ One Dime at a Time Fundraiser

Did you know that reusing your bags at Whole Foods Market means a donation to the East Lansing Public Library?  Now through March 31, Whole Foods Market East Lansing has designated East Lansing Public Library as the recipient of a 10-cent donation for every reusable bag used during check out.  Over the three-month fundraising period…
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Musical StoryTime

On December 7 the library's weekly StoryTime welcomed special guests from the Michigan State Univeristy College of Music! We read Little Pig Joins the Band, The Orchestra Pit, listened to beautiful music and marched to the beat led by Miss Emily…
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Take a break!

As a child, my mom always let me help her prepare our Christmas cards.  Our family had these very cool cards that had tags with all of our names on them, and every year was a totally new scene.  One year the card was a cookie jar and all of us were different kinds of…
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Happy you, Happy family

As a preschool teacher, I am often told by parents that it’s hard to find out what happened at school, except, of course, what their child ate for snack!!  Most kids leave school behind once they are out the door and are looking forward to what comes next.  The website https://happyyouhappyfamily.com/ has a great list…
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Best of 2018 List Contest

Just about everyone produces Best of lists during December.  This year we want to see your Best of 2018 lists.  The books, movies, audiobooks and more that you think are the best things you enjoyed this year. And this year, your Best of 2018 list can win you a Schuler Books Gift Card! Create a…
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There’s a waffle in my pocket – parenting with patience and humor. Picture Books are for All Ages.

Sometimes it feels as though we spend a lot of time talking to little kids about feelings. Do we spend time talking to big kids about feelings? I've caught myself squashing the feelings of my 10 and 14 year old girls, thinking that I'll come back to that and we can talk about it at…
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There’s a waffle in my pocket – parenting with patience and humor. Graphic Novels are the bomb.

Does your weird uncle collect comic books? Does your dad still read the funny pages? Comics have grown into an amazing new genre, Graphic Novels. The term is not strictly defined, though Merriam-Webster's full dictionary definition is "a fictional story that is presented in comic-strip format and published as a book". These illustrated novels are engaging and…
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