EAST LANSING, Mich. — Community members of all ages are invited to participate in the summer reading program from the East Lansing Public Library (ELPL), 950 Abbot Road. The program begins on Monday, June 5.
The official kickoff event for the summer reading program will be held at ELPL on June 5 from 5-8 p.m. There will be two performances by The Striped Circus, a dynamic pair of performance artists from Detroit. Community members are asked to attend one performance, not both, to ensure everyone can enjoy the experience.
Additionally, the kickoff event will include an open house in the ELPL Maker Studio, featuring science educators from Abrams Planetarium, the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams, the Michigan State University Museum and more.
The ELPL summer reading program offers separate categories for pre-K, children, teens and adults. This year’s theme is “All Together Now.” Summer reading program participants can track their progress online or by using a paper log. Everyone who completes the summer reading program will receive a prize and they will be entered into a drawing for a grand prize.
Early registration for the summer reading program begins on Wednesday, May 17. Community members who would like to participate can sign up in person at the ELPL or online at https://elpl.readsquared.com. The summer reading program is free of charge and open to the public.
In connection with this year’s theme “All Together Now” and ELPL’s 100th anniversary, the ELPL will be collecting donations for local nonprofits. The goal is to collect at least 100 items for each organization. The schedule for nonprofit collections is as follows:
- June: Haven House
- July: Constellation Cat Café
- August: EVE (End Violent Encounters)
For more information about what each nonprofit needs most, visit the ELPL blog at http://www.elpl.org/blogs/post/community-summer-supplies-drives-all-together-now/.