Children invited for multiple early literacy offerings

The Tecumseh Public Library has a lot in store for families with young children and new readers with weekly activities presented throughout March.

Make a new furry friend while practicing your reading at the “Sit, Stay, Read” series offered from 4 to 5 p.m. on Mondays, March 2, 9, 23 and 30.

Children can work on their reading skills by picking a book to read to a certified therapy dog in a relaxed, “dog-friendly” environment. Parent or guardian should call the library at 598-5955 in advance to register a child for a 20-minute reading session.

Toddler Story Time is offered at 11 a.m. on each Thursday during the month. It’s best for children younger than school age and features an hour of stories, song, fingerplay and craft time.

No advance registration is required for the story times.

Activities promote health and wellness

The Tecumseh Public Library welcomes the community for multiple health-related programs taking place during March.

The library begins a six-week Yoga series at 6 p.m. Thursdays during March, beginning on March 5 and running through April 9. Ages 18 and up will learn the fundamentals of hatha yoga, a mindful practice designed to improve strength, balance and flexibility while connecting breath to movement.

Chef Tammi Foster returns to the library for a Healthy Cooking class at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 28. The professionally trained chef will share recipes and ideas for healthy dinners in a class for ages 18 and up.

Space for the cooking program and the yoga series is limited, so advance registration is required to attend.

The programs are funded through the Oklahoma Department of Libraries with a federal grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act.

It's a New Year, spend some of it with us!

Happy New Year!

The Tecumseh Public Library is ready to lead the community into 2020 through its many resources, services and program opportunities.

The library presents dedicated spaces for its collection of books for children, teens and adult readers, as well as public computers, meeting areas and more.

In total through the collaboration of the 12 branch libraries in the Pioneer Library System, cardholders have access to more than 700,000 books, magazines and downloadable items. Also, PLS provides access to more than 60 online databases that cover topics from genealogy to homework help.

Need to know more? Talk to a librarian or take a look around our online resources, available through this website or the Pioneer Library System Connect App, which can be downloaded on iTunes or Google Play.

We hope we’ll be a big part of your plans in the new year!

Please note that the library will be closed on Monday, Jan. 20, for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Find out more about what’s going on in January in Tecumseh by picking up a copy of the library’s monthly calendar, or by looking at our online calendar.