Please join Miss Katie every Thursday morning at 10:30 am in our large community room for stories, songs, crafts, and general silliness. Stay after storytime for playtime with our new toy collection.
Mondays 12:30-2:00, Thursdays 11:00-12:30
Children ages 0-5 and their caregivers are invited to enjoy unstructured playtime with our new toy collection. Every second Thursday of the month will feature toys from the Ithaca Toy Library. Come and go as you please to these informal gatherings!
Pages to Projects
Last Monday of the month, 4:00-5:00
First and Second graders are invited to join our early-readers book club. Be prepared to read awesome books, meet new friends, and have fun with book-related games and creative projects. Participants will take home a free copy of each month's book. Registration required - call 533-4939 or email Katie.
Sign up to receive email reminders & more details.
Fourth Saturday of the month, 12:00-2:00
Pokémon enthusiasts are invited to bring in their Pokémon cards to battle, discuss, and enjoy with other fans. An expert from TCGplayer will be on hand to battle and provide tips. No registration necessary.
KIDS & TEENS
First Monday of the month, 6:00-7:30
YouthLAB is a monthly program where middle schoolers gather to play games, try out new ideas, and provide input on future library programs. Each month features a new theme, game or project. See a list of upcoming plans, or signup for our newsletter to get reminders. No need to commit to every month - come when you can! Just let us know you're coming so we have enough supplies and food for all. Email Katie for more information.
Creative Writing Club
Third Monday of the month, 6:00-7:30
Middle schoolers are invited to meet monthly to enjoy writing games and prompts, or use the opportunity to work on their own pieces in a group setting. Emphasis is on having fun, playing with new ideas, and supporting fellow writers. Sign up to receive monthly email reminders or email Katie for more information.
Tumble Books Library
TumbleBooks is an online collection of animated, talking books that are created from existing books. TumbleBooks also includes puzzles, games and quizzes and a collection of books in foreign languages.The entire site can also be viewed in Spanish and French. TumbleBooks may be viewed on library Internet computers or at home!
Ask Us 24/7
Ask Us 24/7 is a virtual chat service that connects people with reference librarians. Ask Us 24/7 is available 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. You will NOT be chatting with a librarian at the Lansing Community Library and may not even be chatting with a librarian in our community, but you will be chatting with a reference librarian.
The librarian who answers your question will use a range of Internet sources and specialized databases. If you need assistance specifically from your home library, your question will be referred and a librarian from your home library will get back to you via email.
Looking for help on a homework assignment or gathering information for writing an essay or research paper? Head on over to the TCPL website where they have an awesome page dedicated to Homework Help. Your Lansing Community Library card works everywhere in the Finger Lakes Library System and you will need it (and your pin) to access some of the resources.
Need a quiet place to study, write or read?
The library is perfect for that. We have a small teen study space located on the ground floor of the library along with many other nooks and crannies to settle into and get your work done.
What can I do with my library card?
Borrow books, e-books, audiobooks, DVDs, CDs and video games. We even loan out e-readers like Kindles and Nooks.
Internet, Computers & Wi-Fi Services
The Lansing Community Library has four public computer stations with high-speed Internet access, two laptops and two iPads that may be signed out (but must remain within the library). The computers and laptops are equipped with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Patrons may print from the four computer stations. Printing may be picked up at the circulation desk. Printing costs are $0.25 per page black & white and $0.50 per color page.
All children and young adults who are issued library cards may access the public computer stations according to our Public Computer Use Policy. Access to Wi-Fi services via personal devices cannot be restricted based on age.
BOOKLISTS & MORE
NoveList K-8 Plus
NoveList K-8 Plus is a trusted source of read-alike recommendations specifically for younger readers. It helps kids find books that are just right for their reading level and interests. Parents, teachers, and librarians can also find tools to teach with books and engage young readers. In the catalog, go to Literature & Books to access NoveList. You will need to login with your library card.