Menu Bottom



Designed for 20 children
ages 18 months to 5 years
and their caregivers.

Presented by STORYBOOK ARTVENTURE Guides

Caryn Sieler and Valorie Veld of Lenawee's Heart & Soul, Children's Art and Music Studio
 

ADVENTURE THROUGH A STORYBOOK AND INTO ART!

Join us on a STORYBOOK ARTVENTURE
where we link literature to art.
We will jump into a great storybook and come out ready to create.
Each child will have the opportunity to make and take home
an art project inspired by the featured story.

 

ONE MORE FREE SESSION WILL BE PRESENTED IN SPRING 2018:

Monday Mornings in Meeting Room A
on the library's lower level.  (An elevator is available.)


10:30 - 11:00 a.m.
May 14, 2018

THEME:  NATURE

AIR IS ALL AROUND YOU by Franklyn Branley
I AM WATER by Jean Marzollo
THE SUN, OUR NEAREST STAR by Franklyn Branley
EARTHDANCE by Joanne Ryder
ON THE NIGHT YOU WERE BORN by Nancy Tillman

 

REGISTRATION has begun! 
A Waiting List will be available, if needed.

 

 To register for each session you wish to attend,
call 423-2238 or
click HERE 
to register for each individual  session on the calendar.

(Online registrations will receive a personal confirmation from Mrs. Reasoner.)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Featured Book for our fifth session in May
Image result for on the day you were born book cover

Summary:  The moon, wind, rain, and a variety of animals celebrate the special occasion that is the birth of a child.

Featured Art Focus for May:
Animal collage from the book.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
STORYBOOK ARTVENTURE GUIDES



Caryn Sieler
Caryn is a music and movement specialist and the owner of Lenawee's Heart & Soul.  She will begin each session with a song or chant.


Valorie Veld
Valorie Veld
Valorie is an early childhood educator and the art teacher/director at Lenawee's Heart & Soul.  She will be the storyteller and art project presenter and guide for each session.

 

For more biographical information, visit their website at www.lenaweesheartandsoul.com

This fourth year of programs is sponsored by a generous, anonymous donor
and coordinated by Mary Beth Reasoner, Children’s Librarian

 

Caryn, Valorie and Mrs. Reasoner all value the important role the arts play
in the lives of young children!

 

 


The Library of Michigan is pleased to announce the inaugural
"Ready to Read Michigan" book selection I Got the Rhythm
written by Connie Schofield-Morrison
and illustrated by Frank Morrison.

 
SUMMARY
A mother and daughter walk to the park,
with joyous music 
guiding the action of their walk as everyone
from the butterflies to the vendors join in.

 
Using onomatopoeia for effect, the rich vibrancy of the music around us is captured in this rhyming book that encourages children to encourage their own self-expression and be physically active too.
 
MEET THE AUTHOR: Connie Schofield-Morrison

 

Connie Schofield-Morrison spent most of her childhood
reading and writing poetry, songs, and fairy tales.
At the age of 19, Connie married her high school sweetheart Frank D. Morrison, a professional dancer.
In 1999 Frank & Connie started their online art gallery, Morrison Graphics, which opened as a physical gallery in 2005 in the Old Fourth Ward of Atlanta, GA.
Frank painted and illustrated, while Connie continued to take care of the business, their home, and  their children, while writing children’s books in her spare time.
Her debut Bloomsbury Press title, I Got the Rhythm, is her first collaboration with husband and illustrator, Frank Morrison. The book is a rhythmic, soulful affirmation that a dream can become a reality,
a belief that Connie has seen play out in her own life.

See more biographical information at this website.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

MEET THE ILLUSTRATOR: Frank Morrison

Growing up in New Jersey, Frank Morrison began developing his own style through ‘R.I.P’ art scenes that brought him considerable street recognition and local acclaim. But it wasn’t until he visited the Louvre Museum in Paris with his dancing group, that he realized painting was his true creative path.

His talent and hard work paid off with over 20 illustrated children’s books, including the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award winner, Jazzy Miz Mozetta and the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor book, Little Melba and her Big Trombone.

For more examples of his illustrations,
visit this website.

 

                                                                                                                     

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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.

IMLS logo     CE Logo
     

More information about "Ready to Read Michigan!" including materials for parents, teachers and caregivers is available at this link:
2018 Ready to Read Michigan Programming and Resource Guide.