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What is the LISD CEMaT?

By: Erika Scheu/ Hello! My name is Erika Scheu, and I am the Graduate Co-Op at the LISD CEMaT, located in the LISD Porter Building. The CEMaT, or Center for Educational Materials and Technology, is a full-service library, resource center, and event space for anyone in Lenawee County. Like any public library, all of our…

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August Travel Tips

Will your family be traveling before the official end of summer? Here are some tips and ideas for helping little ones cope. Driving Keeping snacks and activities handy for little ones is always a great idea. Why not use a tacklebox as a unique road trip accessory? (Courtesy DisBoards.com)   Don’t just rely on screen-time…

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New Picture Book by Local Author

By Cathy Chesher / I am very excited to announce that Lenawee County has a new published picture book author! On March 1, Rodeo Red, written by Tecumseh resident Maripat Perkins and illustrated by Caldecott Honor Medalist Molly Idle, debuted. Rodeo Red is a “rip roarin’ sibling rivalry” story for ages 4-8 published by Peachtree…

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Author and Illustrator Websites

By Cathy Chesher / As I was planning a recent storytime featuring Pete the Cat, I made a quick visit to the publisher’s website to get the download of the accompanying Pete the Cat song. This made me think of all of the other wonderful author, publisher and illustrator websites out there that enhance many…

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Start Building Now

By Cathy Chesher / Halloween is over and you still have candy left. What can you do with it, besides the obvious? How about using some (or all) of it to decorate a gingerbread house for the Adrian Public Library’s annual gingerbread house contest. Not only is this a great way to uses leftover candy…

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Acoustic Rooster and His Barnyard Band

By Cathy Chesher / Acoustic Rooster and His Barnyard Band are coming to the Adrian Public Library! No, this isn’t the latest bluegrass band, but the title of the 2014 Michigan Reads! book written by Kwame Alexander and illustrated by Tim Bowers. The Adrian Public Library is pleased to announce that the illustrator will be…

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Children’s Book Week: May 12-18, 2014

By Cathy Chesher / In my job as a children’s librarian, every week is Children’s Book Week (CBW), but since 1919 the Children’s Book Council and “Every Child Ready to Read” have recognized one week of the year as the official “Children’s Book Week.” Children’s Book Week is a national celebration of children’s books and…

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Poetry Month – Part 1: Challenge

By Sheila Wathen / April is National Poetry Month, and I’d like to start a series that talks about poetry for kids. Why? Well, read on. When my daughter was in third grade, she was required to memorize and recite a poem. When she first came home with the assignment, I was worried that she…

Thanks for the Books!

By Suzi West, LGS Parent Liaison The MOMS Club of Tecumseh is awesome. They recently purchased 100 new books and donated them to the Lenawee Great Start Free Book Basket program.  This program helps put books into the hands of kids who might not have a lots of books of their own. The Free Book…