“Bow Wow Books” pairs young readers with therapy dog listeners

readThe Blanchard Public Library welcomes young readers to the library for weekly time to read with therapy dog friends Buzz and Sully, from 2 to 4 p.m. on Tuesday afternoons throughout June, beginning June 7th.

Young readers may bring their own books, or pick from the hundreds in the library’s collection, and then read to Buzz or Sully, two of the best listeners a reader could find.

The goal of the program is to provide young readers a place to practice their reading in a non-threatening, non-judgmental environment. 

Parents or caregivers are asked to set up a time slot for reading by contacting library staff, either in person or by phone at 485-2275.

Library to be closed June 3-5

NailsThe Blanchard Public Library will be closed Friday, June 3, through Sunday, June 5, so the City of Blanchard can complete maintenance projects inside the library.

During the closing, library customers may visit any of the other 10 hometown libraries in the system, with the closest being in Newcastle, Norman and Purcell. 

The library will reopen for its normal hours, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., on Monday, June 6.

Family Movie Time presented on Thursday mornings

theaterThe Blanchard Public Library is bringing family movies into the library in June. The free showings begin at 10 a.m. each Thursday in the month, on June 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30.

Titles will be announced the day of each movie, but all will be family-friendly G or PG rated shows.

Attendees are invited to bring pillows, blankets and snacks to enjoy the movie. Registration is not required to attend.

Kick off Summer Reading with morning of activities

srp 2016The Summer Reading Program brings thousands of readers into the hometown libraries of the Pioneer Library System, and this year’s activities once again provide opportunities for all ages to experience the library.

The Blanchard Public Library gets its Summer Reading Program festivities started from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 1 with activities both inside and outside the library, specifically geared to children age 11 and under.

This year’s Summer Reading Program takes a look at exercise, not just of body but of mind as well, as both mental and physical activity are featured for those who come inside the library. The themes for SRP in 2016 are “On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!” for children; “Get in the Game: Read!” for teens and “Exercise Your Mind. Read! for adults.

A slate of performers will tour throughout the 11 hometown libraries in the system, and activities are set nearly every day as SRP hits its peak during June and the first part of July.

Sponsors for this year’s edition of the Summer Reading Program are Hitachi Computer Products of America Inc., the Oklahoma Arts Council, the Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation, the Institute of Museum and Library ServicesOklahoma College Savings PlanSonicThe Oklahoman Newspapers in Educationthe Oklahoma Department of Librariesthe Pioneer Library System FoundationFriends of the Library groups and the Pioneer Library System.