Shape up at our Boot Camp!

ExerciseA longtime source for improving mental fitness through the thousands of books it offers, the Tecumseh Public Library is helping members of the community with their physical fitness goals as well through a new upcoming series.

The library’s Boot Camp is scheduled at 6 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays beginning Feb. 18 and Feb. 21 and continuing twice weekly for six weeks through the end of March.

Either teens or adults of all fitness levels are welcome to attend and set and get good ideas and workouts for working toward their fitness goals. Each session will meet for one hour.

Registration in advance is required.

This project is being funded through the Oklahoma Department of Libraries with funds from the Library Services Technology Act (LSTA), a federal source of library funding provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Find activity for young readers

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

Toddler Story Time is scheduled at 11 a.m. on each Thursday during February and March. The program features stories, songs, finger plays and crafts for children and also provides literacy tips to caregivers to help their children get ready to read.

An additional special craft program for school-age children is a Heart Shaped Rag Wreath activity, at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12. It’s geared to ages 6 to 11 who will get to make a creation in time for the Valentine’s Day holiday.

Supplies are limited, so advance registration is required for the Heart Shaped Rag Wreath program.

Crafts and cooking highlight teen schedule

HeartsThe Tecumseh Public Library invites local teens to its series of afterschool activities at 4 p.m. on each Wednesday during February.

Programs are for ages 12 to 17, and themes for February’s events include:

Feb. 6Heart Key Chains: Make a heart-shaped craft for the upcoming holiday;

Feb. 13Teens Cook Chocolate: It’s a sweet activity making chocolate items in time for Valentine’s Day;

Feb. 20PVC Mirror: Use PVC pipe to construct a unique decorative mirror;

Feb. 27Life-Sized Gaming: Become the “pieces” in a large-scale afternoon of playing games. This event is made possible by funding from the Oklahoma Department of Libraries through a federal grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Space is limited for the programs so advance registration will be required.