Turn a mason jar into a front door decoration at craft event

jarsThe Tecumseh Public Library presents a Mason Jar Sign craft event for adults 18 and up, at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 2, at the library.

Participants will take a mason jar and repurpose it into a sign to place on their front door, using ideas and supplies provided by the library.

Supplies will be limited in amount, so registration is required to attend.

Group's Extreme Animals visiting the library

bobcatThe Tecumseh Public Library is bringing the zoo inside its doors with a visit from Extreme Animals, at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 2.

Extreme Animals is an Oklahoma City-based organization that cares for exotic animals and educates the public about the animals in visits to a variety of events at schools, libraries and many other locations.

The group will have several of its animals inside the library for its one-hour presentation, which is geared to children 11 and under and their caregivers.

Registration is not required.

Teens can take in variety of Wednesday afternoon activities

teensEven though school will be out, the Tecumseh Public Library isn’t stopping its series of Wednesday afternoon activities for teens. A different program is scheduled June 1, 15, 22 and 29 at the library. Ages 12 to 17 are invited to participate!

The schedule features the following events:

June 1, 2 p.m.Wood Mirror craft, with an opportunity to make a wood mirror to take home as a decoration or gift;

June 15, 2 p.m. Teen Yoga, with experts from the Pottawatomie County OSU Extension Service office leading a class introducing the art of yoga;

June 22, 4 p.m.Training Animals, with a visit from the Oklahoma City Zoo and some of their experience on training and caring for animals;

June 29, 2 p.m.Not Your Mama’s Hula Hoop, featuring Kelsey Hoops and a program where participants will design and decorate their own hoop and then learn some basics of hula hooping.

Registration is required separately for each program.

Kick off Summer Reading with afternoon of activities

SRPThe Summer Reading Program brings thousands of readers into the hometown libraries of the Pioneer Library System, and this year’s activities once again provide opportunities for all ages to experience the library.

The Tecumseh Public Library gets its Summer Reading Program festivities started with its SRP kickoff event, from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, May 26, at the library.

This year’s Summer Reading Program takes a look at exercise, not just of body but of mind as well, as both mental and physical activity are featured for those who come inside the library. The themes for SRP in 2016 are “On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!for children; “Get in the Game: Readfor teens and “Exercise Your Mind. Read!for adults.

A slate of performers will tour throughout the 11 hometown libraries in the system, and activities are set nearly every day as SRP hits its peak during June and the first part of July.

Wednesday is a time for teens inside the library

teensThe Tecumseh Public Library continues its series of events for teens on Wednesday afternoons throughout May.

Ages 12 to 17 are invited to the library after school on most Wednesdays, starting at 4 p.m., for activities geared to them. Events in May will feature:

May 4 Minecraft, a look at the popular online game as well as a themed craft and a chance to browse some of the books based on the game;

May 11Stamped Metal, make a unique bag tag, keychain or necklace with a metal stamper;

May 18 Gaming, with both video games and old-school board games;

May 25Stop Motion Movies, a chance to use technology to make movies with one of the library’s new STEAM Power maker kits.

Registration is required separately for each program.