Community, Kids

Take Home Grinch Movie Kit

Stop by or call the Library to reserve yours today!

Each Kit has enough props and fun for four movie watchers and includes: One bag of microwave popcorn to share, 4 hot cocoa mixes, 4 bows, 4 cotton balls, 4 pieces of paper, 4 candy canes, 4 rings, 4 gummy hamburgers and a recipe to make your own Grinch cookies.

Community, Kids, Library Events

Thanksgiving FUN

Don’t forget to participate in all of our Thanksgiving FUN! We are having a coloring contest and we want to know how your children think a turkey is prepared!!! Check out all the fun below!

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The JRM Library is hosting a coloring contest for Thanksgiving!

ALL entries due to the Library by November 20.

There will be 6 different age groups. A winner will be picked from each age group. You will win a yummy thanksgiving treat and a book!

Age Groups:

Kindergarten & Under

1st & 2nd Grade

3rd & 4th Grade

5th & 6th Grade

7th-12th Grade


All entries will be displayed. Please put your name, age, grade and school on the BACK of the coloring page!


Story Hour

Missed this week’s story hour??? That’s OK! You can find all the crafts on our Story Hour page located under the TAB “For Kids & Teens”. This week was all about Birds and Woodland animals!! WE had a lot of fun making picture frames, bird feeders and an animal track booklet!

Community, Kids

Summer Story Hour Fundraiser

Help us meet our goal of at least $1000 to help fund Summer Story Hour 2021.

We need your help! The John Rogers Memorial Library is offering a     summer library program to the children of our community to encourage them to read for pleasure during the summer and to retain their reading skills. This year’s theme is Tails and Tales. All About ANIMALS!

To add to the fun and to create a sense of challenge that will keep kids reading, we’d like to offer presenters, incentives, and contest prizes at various times during the summer. Because of our limited budget, we cannot afford to offer this without help.

We appreciate any donation you care to make.  We will mention the assistance you have generously donated in our publicity.

If you can help us in any way, please click on the link below to be transferred to our PayPal donation site:

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Many thanks!

Jenny Praest

John Rogers Memorial Library, Director

Community, Kids, Library Events

Golden Sower Award Gala

If you are looking for any of the Golden Sower Award nominees for 2020-2021 please call the library! We have all of them!!!

Childrens, Community, Kids

Christmas BOOKS

If you are looking for a great book to read the kids for the Holidays or looking for a good Holiday read for yourself, we have it! Check our catalog to find your perfect Holiday book!

Kids, New Materials


We have THANKSGIVING book! Give us a call today to reserve yours! Jenny will be doing curbside on Wednesday from 11:30-5 and Thursday from 1-6 next week.

Community, Kids, Library Events

Summer Story Hour 2020

Summer Reading 2020 – What's Different? | East Lansing Public Library

Dear Patrons, Friends, and Dodge Community Members:
Like all of you, we have felt both the joys and uncertainties of being stuck at home. We know that the weeks and months ahead are difficult to predict. Our library staff has been working busily at home to keep our communications, electronic resources, programs, and support services available through electronic means.
As summer approaches each year, we are used to getting excited about the offerings and activities we’ve been cooking up for our Summer Reading Program. We’re working behind the scenes to make sure that the key goal of our program — to embrace, enjoy, and share experiences with books in all formats — remains strong whether we are open or not. We are excited to announce we will have our Summer Reading Program available each week with take home bags!
We can’t wait to have the library open again, but we know that some of our popular activities won’t fit in our spaces if we need to maintain social distancing. For example, we will kick off the Summer Reading Program on June 24 with our first take home bag!  Each week on Wednesday afternoons, Library Staff and other community leaders will be reading a book LIVE on our Facebook page and activity bags will be set outside the Library for families to take.  We ask that everyone call and register for Story Hour so we know how many bags to prepare each week.  Again, it will be ONE bag per family!
We are saying goodbye to reading incentive prizes. We know! We hear your kids’ groans, but we could not forgive ourselves if germs traveled on them. Additionally, we feel it is wrong to ask our struggling local businesses to donate prizes at this difficult time. Instead, we will be encouraging you to log your reading with our reading logs to earn entries to win one of our end of summer prizes. The more you read and record your reading, the more chances you have of winning a prize.
All information about the JRML Summer Reading Program will be available on our website.  You can also tune into Facebook for information on the kick off and all of our virtual Summer Reading programs!
Like you, we are eager for the world to feel more normal for our children. Thanks in advance for going on this new kind of journey with us while keeping each other safe.
-John Rogers Memorial Library