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AFTER SCHOOL HOLIDAY CRAFTS PROGRAMS
FOR THIRD AND FOURTH GRADERS!

 
Third and Fourth Graders are invited to three After School Make and Take Holiday Craft Programs.  Due to popular demand, two identical classes are being offered for each session: You may choose to attend either the Wednesday or the Thursday class of each session. All classes will meet from 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. in Imagination Station! 
                         Sessions dates will be:
                         
February 7th & 8th - Winter and Valentine's Day Crafts
                         March 7th & 8th - St. Patrick's Day and Easter Crafts
                         April 11th & 12th - Mother's Day, Father's Day and Patriotic Crafts

 
Registration is required!  Call 517-423-2238 or click HERE to register for each individual session on the calendar.

 

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.

 

TWO MORE FREE SESSIONS WILL BE PRESENTED IN 2018:

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


10:30 - 11:00 a.m.
April 23, 2018
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.)
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Featured Book for our fourth session in March

Summary:  Readers are asked to picture themselves as the earth, turning in space, facing the light, feeling the green things growing and the oceans shifting.

Featured Art Focus for April:
Color a heart-shaped earth map.

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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!

 

 


Spring 2018 Story Times

Join Mrs. Reasoner for fun with
Stories, Poems, & Songs


Programs are held in Imagination Station located on the main floor of the library in the Children's Section.

Each program begins promptly at 6:45 p.m. and ends at 7:30 p.m.


Registration Required!

Registration for each Story Time will be limited to 20 children and their adult caregivers.

Call 423-2238 or click HERE to sign-up for each individual program on the calendar


Story Times are designed for three-year-olds through second graders.
Mrs. Reasoner will share both new and classic stories, fingerplays, poems, and songs.


Attendance at Library events constitutes consent to be photographed for use in print and/or electronic publicity for the Tecumseh District Library.

Hearts & Hugs

A Valentine Story Time on
Tuesday evening
February 13th

Wear your favorite shade
of pink or red!


Features stories about Valentine's Day, valentines, friendship and family love!


Pot O' Gold

Tuesday evening, March 13th

Wear your favorite shade
of green or gold!


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Features a treasure trove of
Mrs. Reasoner's favorite Story Time books, songs and poems!

Participation Guidelines

Adults and children eager to listen to stories, sing songs, and recite poems are welcome.

Story Time Classroom Visits - Spring 2018

Tales and tunes for preschools and kindergarten through fourth grade classes are available upon request.
Contact Mrs. Reasoner to schedule her visit full of stories, songs and poetry.
423-2238 voicemail extension: 15
E-mail: mbreasoner@tecumsehlibrary.org

 


Courtesy Guidelines

The focus of everyone in the room during Story Time is centered on the children and the program.

Therefore, all technical communication devices need to be turned off.

Please feel free to take any children who are restless or disruptive out of Imagination Station until they are ready to rejoin us. I appreciate your cooperation and consideration for the other audience members and myself.

If you don’t plan to attend Story Time with your child, please remain in the building!

For your child’s sense of well-being, be present outside Imagination Station as Story Time ends, so your child may be picked up promptly.

Your respect for these guidelines enhances my ability to conduct an enjoyable Story Time for the children!

Thank you!

Mrs. Reasoner
Children's Librarian


LIBRARIES POLKA!
                     

As National Library Week ends, Tecumseh District Library is celebrating the upcoming Summer Reading Program for Children, "Libraries Rock" with Mike Schneider's interactive Pint Size Polka musical program called "Libraries Polka!"  We shall have great fun together on Saturday, April 14th at 5:30 p.m.!

Here is a summary of the program:
Uncle Mike's music will have folks of all ages singing, clapping, and dancing along to such polka-fied classics as the "Chicken Dance," "I've Been Working on the Railroad," and "The Happy Wanderer!"

Uncle Mike's program combines magic, comedy, and education into one high-energy musical package guaranteed to bring a smile to the faces of young and old alike! As a fun play on this summer's "Library Rocks" theme, age-appropriate trivia questions and a special edition of "Name That Tune" will relate back to rocks and stones, from the moon and Neil Armstrong to the theme song from "the Flintstones" TV show.

Plus, one lucky adult will have the chance to participate in a spellbinding version of Oktoberfest's "Stein Holding Contest."  Despite their best efforts not to drink the water inside, the water will magically disappear! Pint Size Polkas is tons of fun for the whole family!

This free "Afterhours Program" begins at 5:30 p.m. in Meeting Room A and the back entrance doors will open at 5:15 p.m.  We are grateful to the Friends of TDL for sponsoring this one-of-a-kind program!

Registration begins on Monday, March 19th and is designed for families with children in grades Kindergarten through Fifth Grade.

For more information about Mike Schneider, visit his website at www.pintsizepolkas.com.



                                

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.

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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.

 

                                                                                                                     

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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:
2018 Ready to Read Michigan Programming and Resource Guide.