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ONLINE STORY TIME: SHORT AND SWEET

SHENANIGANS: A Halloween Story Time

SHENANIGANS: A Halloween Story Time
Featuring not-too-scary tales of trick-or-treating, haunted houses, ghosts, and creatures of all sorts

Join Mrs. Reasoner 
(and her Producers Amanda Fields and Gina Walmsley)
for TDL's second Virtual Story Time on
Facebook Live on the Library's Facebook Page!

We wonder what costume she will be wearing this year!

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 from 6:45 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.


Designed for 3-year-olds through 2nd graders, but everyone is welcome!

Registration preferred, so that reminders and info about future programs can be sent.

Click HERE to register!


Music Moves Me

A Virtual Concert

A Virtual Free 30-minute program featuring short solo selections
by musicians from the 
Adrian Symphony Orchestra.

Caryn Sieler, a music and movement specialist 
and owner of Lenawee’s Heart & Soul,
will be leading the programs with interactive themes
which include rhymes, songs and picture books

that encourage children to sing, clap, move and listen carefully.


A family program designed especially for children
ages 2-years-old to 6-years-old and their caregivers,
but everyone is welcome to view this virtual format!



~ Saturday, November 14, 2020  ~

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Can Unicorns Have Two Horns?



Featured Musicians:

Colleen Conway
will be playing her horn.

Wynne Marsh will be playing her keyboard.



Featured Book told by Caryn Sieler:

Uni the Unicorn and the Dream Come True
by Amy Krouse Rosenthal


A powerful, shared wish helps Uni the unicorn and the little girl who believes in him
to save the land of unicorns from seemingly endless rain.
 

Hosted by three area libraries

Stair District Library in Morenci  with Director Colleen Leedy
Adrian District Library with Children's Librarian Cathy Chesher

Tecumseh District Library with Children's Librarian Mary Beth Reasoner
 

Registration is preferred at TDL because it gives Mrs. Reasoner
contact information for reminders and news about future programs!

 

More Registration information will be available soon.



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"Music Moves Me" is fully funded through ASO sponsorships,
Art Works-National Endowment for the Arts and
grant from the Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs Minigrant program.
It is administered by the 
Arts Alliance of Ann Arbor.

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Gift of Reading

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2020 Gift of Reading
A Joint Holiday Book Project with the Tecumseh Service Club

To celebrate the holiday season, the Tecumseh District Library is coordinating its traditional "Gift of Reading" project.  This endeavor provides the Tecumseh Service Club with new books for children and teens to add to the traditional Christmas baskets of food, clothing, and toys. Our community’s generous participation in this project each year is always heartwarming, especially when one realizes that many children have never been given a book to call their very own.  The library staff looks forward to another enthusiastic response to this year's "Gift of Reading".

 
Area residents may participate in two ways:

  • Purchase new children's books and/or teen paperbacks from your favorite bookstore and bring the unwrapped books to the library's Circulation Desk between Friday, November 27th and Monday, December 14th.  (Please do not drop them off in the bookdrops.)
     
  • Send a tax-deductible check payable to the "Tecumseh Service Club" to the Tecumseh District Library, 215 North Ottawa Street, in care of "The Gift of Reading" by Monday, December 14th.  Designated shoppers from the Service Club will use these donations to buy additional books for the project.

Beginning Thanksgiving weekend, the library staff will add your donated books to the Gift of Reading display near the Information Desk.  In mid-December, the books will be delivered to the Tecumseh Service Club, whose volunteers will add the books to the Christmas baskets for distribution throughout the Tecumseh community.

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS 
 What kinds of books are best?

  • Brand new books with good bindings
    Because these will be treasured Christmas gifts, "hand-me-down" or “gently used” donations will not be accepted!

     
  • Picture books
    • Books with large print and vivid illustrations by such authors and illustrators as:
      ~ Lisa Tawn Bergren
      ~ Jan Brett
      ~ Eric Carle
      ~ Doreen Cronin

      ~ Kevin Henkes
      ~ Mercer Mayer
      ~ Laura Numeroff
      ~ Todd Parr
      ~ Dav Pilkey
      ~ Mo Willems
      ~ Karma Wilson
       
    • Books about characters such as:
      ~ Berenstain Bears

      Clifford the Big Red Dog
      ~ Curious George 
      ~ Elephant & Piggie
      ~ Fancy Nancy
      ~ Fly Guy
      ~ Froggy
      ~ Henry & Mudge
      ~ Llama Llama

      Pete the Cat
      ~ Thomas the Tank Engine

      ~ Unicorns
       
    • Alphabet books
    • Hidden picture series such as I SpyLook-alikes, and Where's Waldo?
    • Sturdy, colorful board books for toddlers are always needed!

       
  • Juvenile fiction
    • Books by popular children's authors such as
      ~ Chris Colfer
      ~ Bruce Coville
      ~ Dav Pilkey
      ~ Johnathan Rand

       
    • Popular chapter book series such as:
      ~ Galaxy Zack
      ~ I survived . . .
      ~ Judy Moody
      ~ Land of Stories

      Magic Tree House
      ~ Owl Diaries
      ~ Puppy Place

       
  • Juvenile non-fiction
    • “Who Was . . .?” ;  "Who Were . . .?" ;  "What Is . . .?" ;  "What Was . . .?"  "Where Is . . .?"
       
    • Books about:
      Animals, especially Dinosaurs
      ~ Construction Equipment and Big Trucks
      ~ Crafts and Drawing
      ~ Fairy tales and Folklore
      ~ LEGOS

      ~ Minecraft
      ~ Nursery rhymes
      ~ Planes and Trains
      ~ Space
      ~ Sports

       
    • Poetry collections by Julie Andrews, Caroline Kennedy, Jack Prelutsky and Shel Silverstein
       
    • Coloring books, pop-up books, lift-the-flap books
       
  • Tween and Teen fiction
    • Newest titles in popular romance, mystery, adventure, fantasy, and science fiction series by:
      ~ Gayle Forman
      ~ Stuart Gibbs
      ~ Chris Grabenstein
      ~ John Green
      ~ Erin Hunter
      ~ Jeff Kinney  (Diary of a Wimpy Kid series)

      Pittacus Lore
      ~ Mike Lupica
      ~ Chris Lynch
      ~ Wendy Mass
      ~ Brandon Mull
      ~ Lauren Oliver
      ~ R. J. Palacio
      ~ James Patterson
      ~ Lincoln Peirce  (Big Nate series)
      ~ Jason Reynolds
      ~ Ransom Riggs
      ~ Rick Riordan
      ~ Maggie Stiefvator.

Why should the books be donated unwrapped?
The Service Club members will look at each book and sort them into categories by age levels and subject areas.  Then they will match the titles to the reading levels and interests of the children whose families are receiving Christmas baskets.  Feel free to enclose a bookmark, note or card.

OTHER WAYS TO HELP
*    Help your children earn money towards the purchase of the gift books.
*    Encourage your children to make your family's selections of titles to donate.
*    Encourage your clubs and organizations to participate.
*    Encourage your children's classes to participate.

 


ONLINE STORY TIME: SHORT AND SWEET

HARVEST OF FRIENDSHIP: A Thanksgiving Story Time

HARVEST OF FRIENDSHIP: A THANKSGIVING Story Time
Features cozy tales of friendship and families.

Join Mrs. Reasoner 
(and her Producers Amanda Fields and Gina Walmsley)
for TDL's third Virtual Story Time on
Facebook Live on the Library's Facebook Page!

She'll be wearing her favorite fall colors!  How about you?

Tuesday, November  24, 2020 from 6:45 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.


Designed for 3-year-olds through 2nd graders, but everyone is welcome!

Registration preferred, so that reminders and info about future programs can be sent.

Click HERE to register!


ONLINE STORY TIME: SHORT AND SWEET

STOCKINGFUL OF JOY: A Winter Holiday Story Time

 

STOCKINGFUL OF JOY: A WINTER HOLIDAY Story Time
Features stories of Santa Claus & his reindeer and the winter season.

Join Mrs. Reasoner 
(and her Producers Amanda Fields and Gina Walmsley)
for TDL's fourth Virtual Story Time on
Facebook Live on the Library's Facebook Page!

She'll be wearing her favorite holiday colors!  How about you?

Tuesday, December 22, 2020 from 6:45 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.


Designed for 3-year-olds through 2nd graders, but everyone is welcome!

Registration preferred, so that reminders and info about future programs can be sent.

Click HERE to register!

 


The Story of "Ready to Read Michigan"

The Library of Michigan’s Ready to Read Michigan program encourages reading aloud regularly to children during the early stages of life (birth up to age 5), as it ensures the development of early literacy skills and instills a love of reading.  The program is designed for public librarians to model early literacy skill development directly to families and engage in outreach to early childhood centers, classrooms and daycares throughout their community.

Support

 This program is made possible by grant funds
from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services (
IMLS) administered by the State of Michigan through the Library of Michigan.
Additional support provided by Bloomsbury Publishing, Consumers Energy
and the Library of Michigan Foundation.

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More information about "Ready to Read Michigan!" including materials for parents, teachers and caregivers is available at this link:
2020 Ready to Read Michigan Programming and Resource Guide.

 


Ready to Read Michigan

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The Library of Michigan is pleased to announce the 2020
"Ready to Read Michigan" book selection A Parade of Elephants
written and illustrated by Kevin Henkes


 

SUMMARY

Follow five joyful elephants as they march about their day,
counting and exploring opposites from dawn to dusk.
Kevin Henkes’ simple, repetitive text and
carefully constructed illustrations using beautifully muted colors
encourage young children to develop a sense of spatial awareness.

 

MEET THE AUTHOR & ILLUSTRATOR: Kevin Henkes

Biography

“I’ve been writing and illustrating children’s books for thirty years.
It’s the only real job I’ve ever had.

When my work is going well, it’s transformative.
I feel as if I’ve been removed from ordinary time
and am living in some parallel universe, a world of grace and wonder.

Books are often the first exposure to art that children have.
Keeping that in mind urges me to make the very best books possible.
I know how important the books from my childhood were (and are)
to me. Without them, I might not be a writer and artist today.

Sometimes I’ll hear from a parent about how a book of mine has insinuated itself
into the heart of his or her child, or how a phrase from one of my books has
become part of the family’s daily jargon.
I love that.
But most of all, I love sitting alone in a quiet room drawing
and painting and writing. I love my job.”

– Kevin Henkes
www.kevinhenkes.com


Overnight at the Library - 2017

On the evening of July 18, 2017, following Pajamboree Story Time, there was an "Overnight at the Library" with special guests of the Story Timers! Click on the link below to see pictures of their adventures!

Pajamboree 2017 Photographs


Overnight at the Library - 2018

On the evening of July 17, 2018, following Pajamboree Story Time, there was an "Overnight at the Library" with special guests of the Story Timers! Click on the link below to see pictures of their adventures!

Pajamboree 2018 Photographs


Overnight at the Library - 2016

On the evening of July 12, 2016, following Pajamboree Story Time, there was an "Overnight at the Library" with special  guests of the Story Timers! Click on the link below to see a slideshow of their escapades!

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B_N4EIDAU7ocemZoV2ZEclNqd0U