Books, Baskets & Bids 2022 – A Success!

ELPL's online auction was held April 18-25 with 100 baskets from which to choose.  Amazingly, all but two items received bids.  Almost $6,800 was raised and will help support library programming.

The support from our patrons and the community was incredible!  Thanks for all who participated, and all who donated.  Listed here are the many businesses and people who teamed up to make this a success.  Here's hoping that next year Books, Bites & Bids will be an in person event in April at ELPL!  It will be wonderful to be able to gather for what many call "the best event of the year!"  Also, the library will be 100 years old in March of 2023 so there is much to celebrate!

An alphabetical list of our donors: 

Abrams PlanetariumAll-of-us Express Children's Theatre, Big Apple Bagels, Buddies of East Lansing, Burch Family, Challenges Escape Room – East Lansing, Chris Buehl, Colleen Taylor Photography, Constellation Cat CaféCrunchy’s, Deluxe Gift Wrapping by Michelle Sanchagrin, Douglas JEagle Eye Golf & Banquet Center, East Lansing Family Aquatic Center, Friends of the East Lansing Public Library, Grand Grillin’, Grand Traverse Pie CompanyJim Gill, Kathy Bracken, Kathy Singer, Kevin Hawley, Life is GoodLindsay Wilkinson Photography, Lynn Aguado, Marjorie Dennis, Marriott of East Lansing, Martens Printworks, Maureen McCabe-Power, Mert’s MeatsPeacock Road Family FarmSchuler BooksSpoonful of GranolaStudent Book Store, Susan Hill, Tasty Twist, Thode Family, Van Atta’s Greenhouse and Flower Shop, Wheat Jewelers, Wheeling Family, Wild Birds UnlimitedWild Goose InnWilliamston Theatre, and Zehnder’s Splash Village.

If you missed out on the auction and would like to make a donation to Books, Baskets & Bids 2022, please follow this link:  If you have any questions or comments, please email Phyllis Thode at, or call 517.351.2420, ext. 6516.  Thank you!