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All hometown libraries will be closed
Sunday, May 24 and Monday, May 25
in honor of Memorial Day.

Come on out for Family Story Time

book jacket for Is it Summer Yet? by Nikki McClare The Blanchard Public Library is ready for summer with its weekly Family Story Times, at 10 a.m.. on Mondays, June 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29.

The entire family is invited to come enjoy a story and crafts for children going into preschool through third grade. Each week will focus on a different theme.

Registration is not required in advance to attend.

Celebrate our birthday and a super summer of reading

superhero boy with blond hair and turquoise costumeIt’s time for a heroic summer of reading at the Blanchard Public Library, as the annual Summer Reading Program gets off to a “super” start.

This year’s theme is “Every Hero Has a Story,” and local readers can begin finding stories at the library’s 2015 Summer Reading Kickoff, all day Tuesday, May 26.

We will also be celebrating five years of the library in its current building with a birthday party! Guests can sign the library’s birthday card, get a treat, and of course sign up for this year’s Summer Reading Program in perosn or online.

The slate of special programming for the summer runs throughout June and July, with activities set for children, teens or adults, as well as some family-friendly programs for all ages.

Create unique trading cards at "Swap-a-Con"

The Blanchard Public Library presents “Swap-a-Con,” where creativity, art and trading cards combine for a six-week series beginning at 4 p.m. Monday, May 4. The series will continue at the same time on May 11 and 18, and June 1, 8, and 22, all taking place at the library.

Illustrator Matthew Paden has created the six-week program and will be at the library for each afternoon’s session. Either teen or adult participants are invited, and they will create a variety of illustrated trading cards that will be swapped with another library in the system at a future date.

All supplies will be provided by the library. Registration is required in advance to attend.

It’s a chance to experiment in different art mediums and learn innovative ideas while creating a unique set of trading cards.