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Library features art, stories, Sully and more

Nothing beats the “back to school” blues quite like a good party, and we have one waiting for you! The Blanchard Public Library welcomes teens to an art free-for-all, ART-Y, at 4 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 3All supplies will be provided, and registration is not required in advance. It’s a chance to make art from several choices of medium and take home a creation as a decoration or a gift.

August also sees the continuation of two of the library’s most popular program series.

Story Time, for children ages 3 and under, takes place at 10 a.m. each Monday in August, on Aug. 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31. It features not just stories but also rhymes, music, crafts and sensory activities.

Sully the Therapy Dog will make weekly visits to the library from 2 to 4 p.m. on Tuesdays, Aug. 4, 11, 18 and 25. Sully is available to read to in a non-threatening environment and help children returning to school built confidence in their reading skills. Signups to read to Sully can be completed at the front desk or by calling 485-2275.