Gift of Reading

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THANK YOU SO MUCH!

2022 Gift of Reading Project Totals

To celebrate the holiday season, the Tecumseh District Library coordinated its traditional
"Gift of Reading" project from late November through mid-December.
 
This endeavor provided the Tecumseh Service Club with new books for children and teens to add to the traditional Christmas baskets of food, clothing, and toys.
 
We received $690 and 195 new books in donations!
We so appreciate the generosity of our patrons, current and alumni Trustees & Staff members,
the Tecumseh Book Friends Book Club, and other community members
in providing books to children who may not have a book to call their very own!
Mrs. Reasoner, Children's Services Librarian

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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

For children up to five years old!

 

Introducing a new free early literacy program which encourages you to read 1,000 books with your child before he or she begins kindergarten!

The program entails reading any book to your newborn, infant and/or toddler before they start kindergarten.  It may sound hard to do, but it really is not! If you read just one book a night together, you will have read 365 books in a year!  That is 730 books in two years and 1,095 books in three years!  There are no restrictions as to which book you read or how many times you read it!  It can include books read to your child by a teacher, a sibling, or during Story Time.
Each experience counts as a book read!

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
Any child from birth until he or she enters kindergarten, usually around the age of five.
More than one young family member in this age range may participate at the same time!

HOW TO GET STARTED!

1. Beginning Tuesday, February 1st, register yourself and your child/children online (or at the Reference Desk).
To Register, click HERE.

2. Mrs. Reasoner, Children's Librarian, will contact you to arrange a time to come to the library and pick up your official packet.  The contents of the packet will include a book log, booklists which suggest favorite books, and information about "1000 Books Before Kindergarten."

3. Keep track on the book log of each book read together. The program is self-paced and is not a contest or race!

4. When you reach the first 100 total, come back to the library with the list and receive your first Brag Tag and decorative cord.  You will also receive your next book log to list your next 100 books!  You must bring in your official book log to receive a Brag Tag each time.

5. When you have finished 1,000 books, you will receive a certificate and the opportunity to choose a book in the TDL collection to have a name plate inserted which celebrates your accomplishment!

6. Please contact Mrs. Reasoner at mbreasoner@tecumsehlibrary.org or 423-2238 if you have any questions!

 


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Tecumseh District Library offers children an opportunity to read aloud
to a friendly Staff Member for 30 minutes in or near the Children's Area.
Their parent will remain in the building during this time.

Books read are chosen ahead of time by the child.

Reading skills are practiced.

Gentle assistance may be given for decoding words and reading with inflection.

New library friendships are made!

Appointments for your child can be made by calling the library at (517) 423-2238.


CRAFTY CREW

After School Crafts for 3rd and 4th Graders

 

CRAFTY CREW:
Make-it & Take-it Crafts Programs
for Third Graders & Fourth Graders

 

Join the Crafty Crew and enjoy making crafts
once a month after school for two hours with Mrs. Reasoner, Children's Librarian!

While Mrs. Reasoner is recovering from knee surgery during March and April,
her colleague, Mrs. Gina Walmsley, 
will fill in for her.
Gina loves our library kids and she loves crafting, so she is looking forward to these programs!

The Crew will meet on the second Thursday of every month
from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. in Imagination Station!


Registration is required and is limited to ten participants.


Click HERE to register.

         

SESSION DATES
 
September 8, 2022 - Fall Crafts
October 13, 2022 - Halloween Crafts
November 10, 2022 - Thanksgiving Crafts
December 8, 2022 - Christmas Crafts
January 12, 2023 - Winter Crafts
February 9, 2023 - Valentine Crafts
March 9, 2023 - St. Patrick's Day Crafts and Easter Crafts
April 13, 2023 - Spring Crafts
May 11, 2023 - Mother's Day and Father's Day Crafts

               


                      

IN-HOUSE STORY TIME

HEARTS AND HUGS: A Valentine's Day Story Time

 

 

HEARTS AND HUGS:  A VALENTINE'S DAY Story Time
Features stories of Valentine's Day and the love of family and friends!

Join Mrs. Reasoner, Children's Librarian,
as she resumes in-person Story Times!

She'll be wearing her favorite shades of pink and red!  How about you?

Tuesday, February 14, 2023 from 6:45 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.


In-person Story Time is designed for 3-year-olds through 2nd graders.

Registration is required due to space limitations.

Click HERE to Register


 


IN-HOUSE STORY TIME

Pot O' Gold: A St. Patrick's Day Story Time

 

 

POT O' GOLD: A St. Patrick's Day Story Time

While Mrs. Reasoner is recovering from knee surgery, her colleague, Mrs. Wendy Van Guisen, will fill in for her!
Mrs. Van Guisen is a retired teacher, principal, and superintendent who loves children and children's books!
She is delighted to share several of her favorite books, songs, and poems with our Story Timers!

She'll be wearing her favorite shades of green and gold!  How about you?


NOTICE THE NEW DAY OF THE WEEK FOR THIS MONTH!


Thursday, March 9, 2023
from 6:45 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.


In-person Story Time is designed for 3-year-olds through 2nd graders.

Registration is required due to space limitations.

Click HERE to Register

 

 


IN-HOUSE STORY TIME

EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA: A Spring Story Time

EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA: A Spring Story Time

Features stories about Easter Eggs, the Easter Bunny, and Springtime!

While Mrs. Reasoner is recovering from knee surgery, her colleague, Mrs. Wendy Van Guisen, will fill in for her!
Mrs. Van Guisen is a retired teacher, principal, and superintendent who loves children and children's books!
She is delighted to share several of her favorite books, songs, and poems with our Story Timers!

 

NOTICE THE NEW DAY OF THE WEEK FOR THIS MONTH!


Wednesday, April 5, 2023
from 6:45 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.


In-person Story Time is designed for 3-year-olds through 2nd graders.

 

Wear your favorite shades of pastel and if you have a stuffed bunny doll, hold it in your lap!

Registration is required due to space limitations.

Click HERE to Register​​

 


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 - 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 - 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