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Story Time Stars
designed for three-year-olds through 2nd graders

A series of five week Wednesday Morning Story Time
meetings from 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Join Mrs. Reasoner for short tales, longer stories, songs and poetry!

Registration is required for each session of five weeks!
Registration is required.

Session 1: September 11 - October 9th

Registration is a tentative commitment for the remaining Wednesdays of Session 1!
Click HERE to Register

Session 2: November 6 - December 4th

Registration is a tentative commitment for all five Wednesdays of Session 2!
Click HERE to Register

Session 3: January 8, 2020 - February 5th

Registration is a tentative commitment for all five Wednesdays of Session 3!
Click HERE to Register

Session 4: February 26th - March 25th

Registration is a tentative commitment for all five Wednesdays of Session 4!
Click HERE to Register

Session 5: April 22nd - May 20th

Registration is a tentative commitment for all five Wednesdays of Session 5!
Click HERE to Register



Fall 2019 Story Times

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

Registration begins Tuesday, September 3rd!

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.

Registration begins Tuesday, September 3rd!

Call 423-2238 to sign-up for each individual program you wish to attend or register online.

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.

A Pajama Story Time on Tuesday evening, September 24th

Wear your pj’s or nightgown, robe, and slippers!

Features bedtime stories, lullabies, and nighttime tales of the moon and stars.

Click HERE to register online for this September program!

A Halloween Story Time on Tuesday evening, October 29th

Wear your favorite Halloween costume but please leave the masks and props at home!

Features not-too-spooky tales of trick-or-treating, haunted houses, ghosts and creatures of all sorts!

Click HERE to register online for this October program!

Harvest Of Friendship
A Thanksgiving Story Time on Tuesday evening, November 26th
Wear your favorite fall colors! Features cozy tales of friendship and families.

Click HERE to register online for this November program!

A Stockingful of Joy

A Holiday Story Time on Tuesday evening, December 17th

Wear your favorite holiday colors! Features stories of Santa Claus & his reindeer and the winter season.

Click HERE to register online for this December program!

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

Story Time Classroom Visits - Fall 2019

  • 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.

Courtesy Guidelines

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


A 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 50 children
ages 2-years-old to 6-years-old and their caregivers.

~ Saturday, October 19, 2019 ~


Elephant Trunks, Dancing Leaves,

Trumpet Sounds in the Autumn Breeze

Featured Musicians:

Lori Bitz
will be playing her trumpet
Wynne Marsh
will be playing her keyboard.

Featured Book told by Caryn Sieler:

Little Elephant by Miela Ford
Photographs by Tana Hoban

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Captioned photographs depict a young elephant's adventures
playing in the water.


THREE different times at THREE locations:

9:30 a.m. at Stair District Library in Morenci (458-6510)
11:30 a.m. at Adrian District Library (265-2265)

1:30 p.m. at Tecumseh District Library (423-2238)

Registration is required for EACH program
at the location you plan to attend due to limited space!


To register for the TDL program,

call 423-2238 or click HERE.

(Online registrations will receive an automatic confirmation.)

The next Music Moves Me program is scheduled for Saturday, March 28, 2020.
Watch for details in the spring!  You may register now.


"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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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 on Sunday, October 20th from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.!
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.

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


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


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.



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

10:30 - 11:00 a.m.

for each session! 

A Waiting List will be available, if needed.

THEME for 2019 - 2020:  ART and MUSIC

October 21, 2019
JAZZ BABY by Lisa Wheeler
Craft:  Making Oatmeal Container Drums
Click HERE to Register!

November 25, 2019
A DAY WITH NO CRAYONS by Elizabeth Rusch
Craft: Making a large collage on the floor
with colorful items not using crayons!

Bring your cell phones to take pictures since this project cannot be taken home! 

Click HERE to register!

January 27, 2020
Craft: Making a paper plate & yarn lion mask 
Click HERE to register!


March 2, 2020 = Snow Date

April 20, 2020
Craft: Constructing an elephant out of heart shapes holding a paint brush

Click HERE to register!

May 11, 2020
To Be Annouced
Click HERE to register!


Featured Book for our first session in October
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With a simple clap of hands, an itty-bitty beboppin' baby gets his whole family singing and dancing.
Sister's hands snap. Granny sings scat. Uncle soft-shoes--and Baby keeps the groove.
Things start to wind down when Mama and Daddy sing blues so sweet.
Now a perfectly drowsy baby sleeps deep, deep, deep.


Featured Art Focus for October:
Making oatmeal container drums


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

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!



With a simple clap of hands, an itty-bitty beboppin' baby gets his whole family singing and dancing. Sister's hands snap. Granny sings scat. Uncle soft-shoes--and Baby keeps the groove. Things start to wind down when Mama and Daddy sing blues so sweet. Now a perfectly drowsy baby sleeps deep, deep, deep.


Third and Fourth Graders are invited to five After School Make and Take Holiday Craft Programs.  All classes will meet on the following Thursdays from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. in Imagination Station!
Registration is required!  Beginning Tuesday, September 3rd, call 517-423-2238 or click below to register for each individual session on the calendar.

SESSION DATES                       
October 24, 2019 - Halloween and Thanksgiving Crafts
Click HERE to Register

December 12, 2019 - Christmas and Winter Crafts
Click HERE to Register

February 6, 2020 - Valentine's Day Crafts
Click HERE to Register

March 5, 2020 - St. Patrick's Day and Spring Crafts  
Click HERE to Register

April 9, 2020 - Easter, Mother's Day, Father's Day and Patriotic Crafts
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.