PLS Reads comes to Tecumseh in April

PLS Reads logoThe Pioneer Library System continues celebrating its 60th anniversary of service by bringing communities together with its PLS Reads initiative, taking place throughout the system during April. The 2019 PLS Reads includes a pair of revolutionary fiction novels for readers at the Tecumseh Public Library to experience:

Small Great Things, by Jodi Picoult, tells the racially tense story of a labor and delivery nurse faced with a moral dilemma and how it changes her life and career forever.

 The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas, looks at a high school student and the two worlds she has to move between: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the suburban prep school she attends.

In addition, libraries will feature information on read-alikes and other similar books to these two, and scholar-led discussions of the books will be featured throughout the system.

The Tecumseh Public Library will host a PLS Reads Book Discussion at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 24 with a guest moderator leading a talk on “The Hate U Give.” Copies of each of the books will be available at the library for those attending book discussions as supplies last.

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Teens can take in afterschool activity through mid-May

RecipesThe Tecumseh Public Library continues a series of Wednesday activities for teens at the library.

Programs are scheduled at 4 p.m. and are geared to ages 12 to 17. The schedule for the rest of this school year features:

April 10 and May 8 Life Size Gaming, a new take on old game favorites with participants acting out the parts of the game pieces;

April 17Teens Cook Taco Salad, make an easy taco salad recipe with supplies provided by the library;

May 1Teens Make Recipe Card Holders, a chance for a unique craft program to house recipes from the library’s cooking programs;

May 15Teens Cook Dessert Bars, speaking of, learn a recipe for a tasty dessert bar with supplies provided by the library;

Financial assistance for the programs is made possible with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services administered through the Oklahoma Department of Libraries.

Registration is required for each of the programs.

Visit us on Thursdays for Toddler Story Times

Girl in treeThe Tecumseh Public Library gives families with young children many options to experience the library through its weekly Toddler Story Time programs.

Toddler Story Time will take place at 11 a.m. on each Thursday of the month. The program features not only stories but also songs, finger plays and crafts for children and also provides literacy tips to caregivers to help their children get ready to read.

New readers also can make a new friend while practicing their reading skills in the Sit, Stay, Read program, scheduled at 4 p.m. on each Thursday afternoon.

Parents or caregivers can call the library at 598-5955 to set up a time slot for their child to read to a certified therapy dog in an encouraging environment.