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Dear Patrons - 
Tecumseh District Library is now open from Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.!  (Please check the Home Page for complete details.)

I hope you have found this resource list helpful and enjoyable during the time we were closed due to the pandemic, and I am going to continue to feature the links.  A few may be deleted after the summer is over as their free subscriptions expire.
Please know that I have not personally vetted them, but I did find them on two of my professional Story Time and Library Programming listservs which I trust as well as from Facebook pages of local teachers.  

Enjoy and I look forward to seeing all my "Library Kids" soon!

Mrs. Reasoner, Children's Librarian
mbreasoner@tecumsehlibrary.org


 


TumbleBooks is a collection of animated talking picture books,
read-alongs, 
ebooks, quizzes, lesson plans, and educational games.

TumbleBooks’ databases are easy to use,
and feature unlimited access from home!


Due to the recent coronavirus crisis,
libraries have been given temporary free access
to their databases which are usually available
through paid subscriptions.


Patrons can read as many books as they want, when they want,
and on any device.

There are no check-outs, holds, or bulky downloads.

Books are available instantly!

Click HERE for access to the
TumbleBooks K-6 Children's e-book database.

 

TumbleMath is the most comprehensive collection
of math picture books you will find anywhere.
All in the amazing TumbleBook format
complete with animation and narration.

The books are accompanied by supplementary materials
such as lesson plans and quizzes.


TumbleBooks’ databases are easy to use,
and feature unlimited access from home!

 

Due to the recent coronavirus crisis,
libraries have been given temporary free access
to their databases which are usually available
through paid subscriptions.

 
Patrons can read as many books as they want, when they want,
and on any device.

 
There are no check-outs, holds, or bulky downloads.
Books are available instantly!
 
Click HERE for access to the
TumbleMath K-6 Children's e-book database.






CSLP is super happy to announce that our 2020 "Imagine Your Story" Summer Reading Champion is author and storyteller Carmen Agra Deedy.

Beginning in June, Carmen will be reading and sharing stories every Friday at 12pm EDT from her facebook page at:
https://www.facebook.com/carmenagradeedy/


Carmen has spent the past twenty years writing and telling stories.  Born in Havana, Cuba, she came to the U.S. as a refugee in 1964.  She grew up in Decatur, Georgia, where she lives today.  She has been an invited speaker at venues as varied as The American Library Association, Refugees International, The International Reading Association, Columbia University, The Smithsonian Institute, TED, The National Book Festival, and the Kennedy Center. She is the author of several award winning children's books including; The Library Dragon.



A Special Video Message from Carmen Agree Deedy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2vSVoIk92Y&feature=youtu.be


CHILDREN'S AUTHOR & ILLUSTRATOR -
DAV PILKEY



Dav Pilkey at Home will feature new video content created by Pilkey himself on Friday mornings at 8 a.m. ET on social media channels and the websites of the Library and Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education and media company. Beginning April 1, fun and free activities will be available online including how-to-draw demonstrations, engaging read-a-louds, and inspiring resources from the Library’s collections. Additional videos and content will be shared periodically throughout the week and will feature downloadable activities, conversations about books and creativity, and tips for kids and families to create their own characters and act out scenes from Pilkey’s Dog Man book series.
 
AUDIO BOOKS 

Audible Stories

For as long as schools are closed, we're open. Kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids.
(Includes Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.)



CHILDREN'S AUTHOR & ILLUSTRATOR -
MO WILLEMS


LUNCH DOODLES with Mo Willems!
Kennedy Center Education Artist-in-Residence at Home

Mo Willems invites YOU into his studio every day for his LUNCH DOODLE. Learners worldwide can draw, doodle and explore new ways of writing by visiting Mo’s studio virtually once a day for the next few weeks. Grab some paper and pencils, pens, or crayons and join Mo to explore ways of writing and making together. Viewers can see each weekday’s new video at 1:00 p.m. ET.

V
isit https://www.kennedy-center.org/education/mo-willems/ to watch all of Mo's videos, find activity sheets to print out & follow along, and more!

Full YouTube playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL14hRqd0PELGbKihHuTqx_pbvCLqGbOkF
Episode 1: youtube.com/watch?v=RmzjCPQv3y8
Episode 2: youtube.com/watch?v=30DCOgTGn_o
Episode 3: youtube.com/watch?v=XHpG9RZwPFs
Episode 4: youtube.com/watch?v=N90fLxaBCGE
Episode 5: youtube.com/watch?v=K5guOVOuVMs
Episode 6: youtube.com/watch?v=vheR1cd58oc
Episode 7: youtube.com/watch?v=JeQu-4k89gI
Episode 8: youtube.com/watch?v=4YNxKtjJr9k
Episode 9: youtube.com/watch?v=BoTLFJJvCpg

CHILDREN'S BOOKSTORES ONLINE

Johnathan Rand's Chillermania



BOOKSTORES ONLINE WITH BOOKS FOR CHILDREN, TWEENS AND TEENS

Serendipity Books

(in Chelsea, Michigan)
Thursday Evenings at 7:00 p.m.
on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and Instagram


“I hope this gift will further inspire a love of books
and shared storytime during this important time.…
From everyone on our team, thank you so much
for inspiring a love of reading in your family.
As I always say —

We cannot direct the wind,
but we can adjust the sails - 
and we're going to do just that, together."

 

STORY TIMES & MORE

THE CANDY APPLE

CENTER FOR PUPPETRY ARTS - on Facebook


KIDLIT TV

READY TO READ MICHIGAN presents A PARADE OF ELEPHANTS
read by author Kevin Henkes



STORY TIME FROM SPACE

STORY LINE ONLINE
 

STORYTIME ONLINE
This is an evolving list of online storytime resources for families, preschools, and day cares. It includes videos, websites, and podcasts to support those who cannot make it to the library for any reason. The focus is on early literacy support online – songs, rhymes, movement, and stories. You can also follow the hashtag #kidlitquatantine on Twitter for updates on emerging resources specifically around children’s literature.


CHILDREN'S AUTHORS ON FACEBOOK - 
READING FROM THEIR BOOKS


Eric Carle
Gutman, Dan
Parr, Todd
Polacco, Patricia

 
CHILDREN'S AUTHORS - WEBSITES
Picture Books, Chapter Books, and Tween Books

Barnett, Mac                             www.macbarnett.com

Coville, Bruce                          www.brucecoville.com

Cronin, Doreen                        
http://clickclackbooks.com/index.html

Dean, James                             www.petethecatbooks.com

Grabenstein, Chris                   www.chrisgrabenstein.com


Jeffers, Oliver                           www.oliverjeffersworld.com

Parr, Todd                                  www.toddparr.com

Pilkey, Dav                                
https://kids.scholastic.com/kids/books/planet-pilkey/

Polacco, Patricia                      www.patriciapolacco.com

Patterson, James                      https://kids.jamespatterson.com

Rand, Jonathan                        www.americanchillers.com           

Reynolds, Peter H.                    www.peterhreynolds.com

Willems, Mo                               www.mowillems.com


 
CHILDREN'S MUSICIANS - ON FACEBOOK

Mr. Jon & Friends


Hey, Friends!
Since we are all cooped up, we have something special for you. we will continue to do Weekday Live Stream Concerts at 10:30am. come by our Facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/MrJonandFriends Weekday mornings for musical fun, and you can even re-watch later and return to your favorite videos at anytime!

 
CHILDREN'S MUSICIANS - WEBSITES

Laurie Berkner                           www.laurieberkner.com
Join Laurie for live "Berkner Breaks" on Facebook
most weekdays at 10:00 a.m. EST

Jim Gill                                      www.jimgill.com


 
ACTIVITIES

THE BEST IDEAS FOR KIDS

BROOGLY

CRAFTING CHEERFULLY

THE DAD LAB

FRUGAL FUN FOR BOYS AND GIRLS

I HEART CRAFTY THINGS

KIDS ACTIVITIES.COM

KIDS ART & CRAFTS

LITTLE BINS FOR LITTLE HANDS

MOON CHILD ADVENTURES

ONE LITTLE PROJECT AT A TIME

U.S. FOREST SERVICE - KIDS


 
ACTIVITIES - DRAMA

Disney's THE LION KING on Broadway
is offering a free online theatre course for kids:

https://www.lionkingexperience.com/


ACTIVITIES - DRAWING

DRAWING WITH CAROLYN STICH

LEARNING WEBSITES FOR PARENTS

LEARN IN COLOR
Equips parents and teachers with creative teaching ideas. Find book lists for your next great read, hands-on math and science ideas, educational movie night ideas, cheat sheets, and more.



 


http://www.scholastic.com/learnathome
AQUARIUM WEBCAMS
 

ART MUSEUMS

Visit some of the best art galleries in the world virtually. From Paris to New York to Amsterdam, kids can see priceless works of art from the world’s most famous artists.


LIBRARIES

Amazing Libraries to Explore Online
OPEN CULTURE
The Best Free Cultural & Educational Media On The Web

SPACE

Hubble Space Telescope
Parents and educators, did you know we have lithographs with great details about some of the Hubble Space Telescope’s most famous images available for download? Teach your children or students about galaxies, nebulas and planets, such as the Lagoon Nebula—an example of a turbulent stellar nursery full of birth and destruction. Children will also learn some space-related vocabulary. (Spanish-language lithographs are also available)
TRAVEL THE WORLD

Google Maps street view will allow you to visit almost any destination around the world. Check out this view from Pompei.
 
 

ZOO WEBCAMS
 

List of Zoos with Webcams
Select a zoo to view its live cameras:

 


Live Zoo Cameras

 


ZOOS - TOLEDO ZOO

 

Elephant Web Cam

See Elephant Cam
Visit the newest member of the Toledo Zoo Elephant family!

 


 

Hippo Underwater Web Cams

The nation's first Hippoquarium. Get up close with the hippos from the Toledo Zoo.

See Hippo Web Cam  - UNDERWATER VIEW    

See Hippo Web Cam  - TOP VIEW

 
 

Polar Bear Web Cam

Visit Marty and Crystal and the new polar bear, Siku. New live pictures taken every few seconds.

See Polar Bear Web Cam 1  

See Polar Bear Web Cam 2

 

Seal Underwater Web Cams

See the seals as they perform their underwater acrobatics. Flips, twists, and turns and yo're in the front row!

See Seal Web Cam  - UNDERWATER VIEW    

See Seal Web Cam  - TOP VIEW
 

THINGS TO DO IN THE CHILDREN'S SECTION:
Say "Hi!" to Mrs. Reasoner, Children's Librarian, and explore the variety of collections in the Children's Section!


TRADITIONAL MATERIALS CIRCULATE FOR THREE WEEKS
Board Books
Readers
Picture Books
Children's Chapter Books
Graphic Novels for Children
Children's Non-fiction Books

Read-Alongs (Paperback Book with a CD)
Music CDs 
Children's DVDs - both fiction and non-fiction
Puppets (Currently in storage due to the pandemic.)



FOR LIBRARY USE ONLY:
AWE:  An early literacy computer with programs for children 5-years-old and younger


Please Note:  During the pandemic, all of the puzzles and art supplies have been placed in storage.

PUZZLES

Jigsaw Puzzles
Magnetic Dress-up Puzzles
Peg Puzzles
Wooden Puzzles
Floor Puzzles
Connectagons
Chess Boards and Pieces
Checker Boards and Pieces
Chinese Checkers Board and Pieces
Find-its

ART
Markers, crayons, and color pencils
Coloring Pages to color here and/or take home.


PROGRAMS
Please Note:  During the pandemic, all in-person programs for children and tweens are on hiatus.

Take a brochure describing future programs for children and for families!
Morning Story Time series
Monthly Themed Story Times
Music Moves Me
Storybook Artventures
Amazing Crafts for 3rd and 4th Graders
Special programs with children's authors and entertainers
Gift of Reading

Summer Reading Program - Information is available on the Summer Reading Program page.
Class Visits


TWEEN COLLECTION
Books and Audio Books for 5th graders through 7th graders are shelved nearby.