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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.

 

Five FREE SESSIONS WILL BE PRESENTED IN 2018-2019:

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


10:30 - 11:00 a.m.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED
for each session! 

A Waiting List will be available, if needed.


THEME for 2018 - 2019:  FAIRY TALES

October 29, 2018
The Magic Porridge Pot by The Brothers Grimm


December 10, 2018
The Princess and the Pea by Rachel Isadora


January 14, 2019
The Ant and the Grasshopper by Blake Hoena

April 15, 2019
The Ugly Duckling by Hans Christian Andersen;
Story retold by Janet Brown


May 6, 2019
The Princess of Tears by Reesa Grace

Click HERE to register


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Featured Book for our fifth and final session in May
The-Princess-of-Tears-Picture-Book-for-Kids-Age-4-8-Paperback-or-Softback

Summary:  Lola is a little princess who was born with streams of tears and unable to stop them. On the night when her tears flowed over the entire kingdom, an adventurous journey of self-discovery that she had never dreamt of began. Will she be able to get past her own self-doubt and grow up with the help of lovely friends she meets along the way? 

Featured Art Focus for May:
 TO BE DETERMINED!

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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!

 

 


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

 
SUMMARY

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.

 

 
MEET THE AUTHOR & ILLUSTRATOR: Christie Matheson
 

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.

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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:
2019 Ready to Read Michigan Programming and Resource Guide.