Saturday, December 24, 2005

Where's Santa?

Two government agencies are tracking Santa Claus and his reindeer on their trip from the North Pole.

Both NASA and NORAD have cool websites to help you track Santa’s trip.


Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Showing over Christmas Break

Come on in and check it out. Over Christmas break we will be showing special movies in the
kids department. On Wednesday, December 28th at 1pm we will show Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. The viewing time is 53 minutes. Just to let you know, this is the Claymation version
of the movie.
So, for all you parents or kids who would like a break (from each other) come on in and see the show.

And if you can't come to this one, we will be showing The Santa Clause, on Thursday, December
29th at 1pm. This movie is rated PG and runs 97 minutes. This is the show to watch, if you want to see Tim Allen become a fat, jollly old elf. Better known as Santa.

Hope to see you there.

Saturday, December 17, 2005

New Online Resources for Youths

We've just added access through our website to some great resources! Now you can use them in the library or at home! NoveList K-8, EbscoHost Children's Library, Kids Search and Searchasaurus are great tools to help you find books you'd like, or articles you need for school!

Saturday, November 19, 2005

Science Project Strategies Audio

Live, from LPL!

If you missed the Science Project Strategies presentation on November 12, 2005, or if you want to hear it again...

We're offering it as a podcast! What's a podcast?
Visit our new podcast info page for details, then come back to download it.

Science Project Strategies (originally presented Nov. 12, 2005)

Additional audio podcasts aimed at children in grades K-5 (and their parents) will be posted on this blog.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

It's Show-time!
Be sure to check out
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire,
before going to see the new movie!
It is coming to theaters on Friday, November 18th.
If you've already read the book you might
want to refresh your memory
before heading out to the theater!

Read to Succeed with the Chicago Wolves

Come in Now to sign up for the Winter Reading Program in the Youth Services Dept.
This Winter the Wolves want you to Read Books and keep a reading log so that you can enter a drawing to win great prizes! These prizes include: tickets to see the wolves, t- shirts, and note books. Remember, you can't win if you don't enter the drawings.
The dates for this reading program are November 1st to January 31st. This is for kids, K through 8th grade. For more information contact the Youth Services Dept at the library.

Family Reading Night

School Staff from the Black Lagoon
Come and join us for activities and stories on Thursday, November 17th. From 7:00 - 8:00 pm.
Stories to be read by some of our favorite staff members from our local schools!

youth services display case

Come see Hannah's Precious Moments collection.

Friday, November 04, 2005

Announcing: Science Fair Strategies

Don't miss this event if you have to do a science project!

This MP3 audio file can be played on your computer using Windows Media Player or Real Player, or any portable MP3 player....yes even your iPod!

We're planning on offering the audio from the workshop here too!
Subscribe to the podcast feed using iPodder or iTunes and you'll always get our newest audio content! [click the podcast button to learn more about "podcasts."]

Science Fair Strategies announcement

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Read to Succeed!

Wolves Winter Reading Program "Read to Succeed"
Tuesday, November 1, 2005
through Tuesday, January 31, 2006
Grades K-8
Come in anytime and sign up!
Win a chance to be eligible to win Wolves tickets, t-shirts or notebooks! For more information come in and sign-up!

Monday, October 31, 2005

After School Programs Cancelled

Due to low attendance, the after school programs (Movie Mondays, Wild Card Wednesdays, and Fun 'n' Games Fridays) have been cancelled.

Visit our website for information on upcoming special events for youths!

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Youth Printing

Youth services print jobs now route to the paystation on the upper level.

Monday, October 17, 2005

Sign-up for Storytime

Registration begins today!

Registration is required. The six-week session will begin the week of October 31st and end the week of December 7th.

Baby TALK [Birth to 12 months with caregiver] 
Mondays at 10:30 a.m. 
Limit 10 children with caregivers.

Baby TALK [12 to 24 months with caregiver] 
Mondays at 11:15 a.m. 
Limit 10 children with caregivers.

Toddler Time [24 months to 36 months with caregiver] 
Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. 
Limit 10 children with caregivers.

Only if the 10:30 session fills up, we'll add:
Toddler Time [24 months to 36 months with caregiver] 
Tuesdays at 11:15 a.m. 
Limit 10 children with caregivers.

Preschool Storytime [3 year olds] 
Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. 
Limit 15 children.

Preschool Storytime [4 & 5 year olds] 
Wednesdays at 11:15 a.m. 
Limit 15 children.

Science Fair Strategies

Parents and students who need help with science fair projects this year will find a wealth of information at Lansing Library’s “Science Fair Strategies” program.

“Often, people don’t know where to start when working on a science fair project,” says Gail Guzman, Teen Librarian. “This presentation will help students lean not only how to find a project, but how use the library to search for research to complete the project.”

Science Fair Strategies will cover how to find project ideas, what terms to search for when researching your project, how to use reference books and library materials to one’s advantage when searching, and the benefits and pitfalls of using the Internet to research one’s topic. Attendees will be given a “Strategy Guide” with the program’s information to take home as well.

Science Fair Strategies will be on Saturday, November 12 at 10:00 a.m. All students who are working on a science fair project and their parents are welcome to attend. Please call the library at (708) 474-2447 ext. 119 with questions.

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Samantha's Collection of Monkeys!

Samantha's collection of monkeys is on display now in Youth Services!

We have a display of books about monkeys too!

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Library Closed

Lansing Library will be closed Monday, October 3, 2005 for staff training.

You may return items in the book drop located to the right of the upper level entrance.

Our website and catalog may be unavailable for a limited time Monday as we perform maintenance.

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Youth Printing Working

Youth printing is now working properly in black-and-white or color.

Thursday, August 04, 2005

Care Bears on Display

Have you seen Kara's Care Bear collection?

It's on display now in Youth Services. Thanks Kara for sharing your collection!

Talk to a Youth Services librarian if you have a collection you'd like to display!

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Story times are taking a break.

Registration will begin the week of August 29th for story times in September.

Sunday, July 31, 2005

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Monday, July 25, 2005

August 16th Book Discussion

The title we'll be discussing has changed.

On August 16, 2005 we'll discuss Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo.

Saturday, July 16, 2005

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is here!

With the release of the next book in the Harry Potter series, here are some useful links.

J.K. Rowling's Official Website

Follow this link to login to your borrower record to find out your number in the hold queue.
Login to my borrower record.

If you want to re-read the series, or are just getting started, here is a list of the titles in order with links to our catalog so you can see if they're available, or place a request.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
[I'm at the Library]
[I'm NOT at the Library]

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
[I'm at the Library]
[I'm NOT at the Library]

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
[I'm at the Library]
[I'm NOT at the Library]

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
[I'm at the Library]
[I'm NOT at the Library]

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
[I'm at the Library]
[I'm NOT at the Library]

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
[I'm at the Library]
[I'm NOT at the Library]

Thursday, June 30, 2005

Midsummer Night's Festival

We had a great time at the Midsummer Night's Festival on June 21st.

Everyone's costumes were fantastic!

Here's library staff member Rebecca posing with our knight in shining armor [on loan from Appliance Plus.]

Be sure to check our website for more fantastic events this summer!

Keep reading and bringing your book logs in!

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Goblet of Fire

The movie trailer is on the web!

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Monday, June 06, 2005

Summer Reading!

Sign up any day this week for the Summer Reading Program!

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Revenge of the Sith

Read the movie! [Revenge of the Sith]

...and more stories of the Jedi [Star Wars-Youth Books]

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Program Cancellation

There will be no Family Storytime on Monday, April 18, 2005.

Sunday, April 10, 2005

Celebrate National Library Week!

Send an e-card to friends and family!

Visit American Greetings to send a free card!

Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Lansing Public Library to accept payments via Internet

Lansing Public Library, has announced participation in an Internet payment service that will be available to the community.

Lansing Public Library has partnered with the office of Illinois State Treasurer Judy Baar Topinka to offer a new service called E-Pay. The E-Pay program was launched by Topinka’s office in 2000 under a state master services agreement that is available for all counties and local governments in Illinois to participate in.

“We are pleased to help move the library into the 21st century.” Assistant Library Director Patricia Higgins said, “Our E-Pay electronic payment service will provide greater convenience to the community and increase the services offered by the library.”

The library’s E-Pay service has started with fee payment and donations to Friends of Lansing Public Library. E-Pay will allow you to make your payments over the Internet with cardholders of MasterCard, American Express and Discover card brands. A transaction, or user fee, is added to the payment amount for the convenience of the Internet service. The state and local participants who use this program do not receive any revenue from the convenience fee.

Payments are being accepted now and the Library invites patrons to visit the library's web site, to see how the payment service can work for them!

Monday, April 04, 2005

Theme Thursdays Cancelled

The Thursday afterschool programs will not meet in April.

Theme Thursdays will resume in May.

Friday, April 01, 2005

In the News: Pope John Paul II

Search for Books about the Pope for kids...
[I'm in the Library] [I'm NOT at the Library]

Thursday, March 31, 2005


And the winner is... David Gets in Trouble by David Shannon
2nd place - Hooway for Wodney Wat by Helen Lester
3rd place - I Will Never Not Ever Eat a Tomato by Lauren Child

Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Web of Stories on Wednesdays

Web of Stories on Wednesdays is cancelled until further notice.

Toddler Time

Toddler Time is taking a break and will resume in June. Best Wishes to Maureen, we'll miss you!

Monday, March 28, 2005

Newsletter Mailed!

Watch your mail for the next issue of Limited Edition!

You can also view it online at

Saturday, March 19, 2005

2005 Rebecca Caudill Winner

And the winner is ... Hoot by Carl Hiaasen

Thank you to all the students who voted this year!

See if the book is available, or place a request.
[I'm at the Library] [I'm NOT at the Library]

Thursday, February 24, 2005


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