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Children's Summer Reading Program
June 12th - July 31st, 2019

Babies, toddlers, preschoolers and kindergartners
who enjoy listening to stories read to them

First graders through fourth graders
who enjoy reading

How do we get started?
Beginning Wednesday, June 12th,
official blank Summer Reading booklists will be available at the front Circulation Desk.
As children listen to or read
ten TDL LIBRARY books,
they list each title on this designated booklist.

How do we finish?
Everyone who brings in their completed official booklist
by Wednesday, July 31st,

will receive the following:

certificate of achievement
"I'm a Library Summer Reader" sticker

"Galaxy Gazette" newspaper
Space Shuttle Glider
Space Slide Puzzle
Moon & Space Sticker Scene
Alien Paddle Ball
plus a plastic book bag!


Children who listen to or read
20 TDL LIBRARY books by July 31st
will receive the following:

"Launch into Reading . . . All Systems Go" Ribbon

Sticky Alien Splat Ball
Foam Rocket Launcher


The Tecumseh District Library will be CLOSED on Saturday, July 27th for a Library System Upgrade.  
We will reopen at 10 a.m. on Monday, July 29th.  

Joel's Spooktacular Comedy Show
The perfect show to celebrate the spirit of the season!
Kids & grown-ups, come celebrate the spirit of the Halloween season
Joel's Spooktacular Comedy Show.
You'll watch Silly Scientist Joel juggle eyeballs, get mixed up with Multiplying Bottles,
and be shocked by an Animated Frankenstein Drawing, in this HEADSPINNING display of 
Holloween hootenanny!
You'll even be illuminated by Joel's Far-Out Flashlight where he encourages Halloween safety.  Magical Halloween adventures await, in this exciting-not-scary show!

Registration is required for this interactive family show.
Click HERE to register.

The Library of Michigan is pleased to announce the 2019
"Ready to Read Michigan" book selection Touch the Brightest Star
written and illustrated by Christie Matheson


This interactive bedtime story proves nighttime isn't scary at all. 
The gentle journey from sunset to sunrise shows even the youngest children the magic of the nighttime sky - and lets them make magic happen!


With lush, beautiful watercolors and cut-paper collage, Christie Matheson reveals the magic of the nighttime sky, using toddler-perfect interactive elements.

Wave good-bye to the sun, gently press the firefly, make a wish on a star,
rub the owls on their heads, and ... shhhh!
No two readings of this book with its gentle soothing rhythm will be the same.



Christie Matheson is the author of the acclaimed picture books 
Tap the Magic TreeBird Watch, and Plant the Tiny Seed. Her three young children like to take her birding in the Presidio of San Francisco.



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.


 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:
2019 Ready to Read Michigan Programming and Resource Guide.