Build creativity through stories and Legos

Dad and childThe Blanchard Public Library welcomes families with children for a variety of regular activities on its monthly schedule.

Family Story Time is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on Mondays the library is open in September, on Sept. 11, 18 and 25. (The library is closed for the Labor Day holiday Sept. 4.)

The events include stories, songs, rhymes, flannel board fun, music and bubble time, as well as a section of the program for crafts, sensory activities and play time.

The library also is building creativity this month through a pair of Lego-themed programs:

Lego Quest 3:45 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7 – For ages 3 to 12 and their parents, it’s a series of building challenges that take participants on a “quest.”

Lego WeDo3:45 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19 – For 2nd through 6th graders, bring STEM and Robotics to life through Lego projects. Supplies are a bit limited for this event so registration is required in advance for this program.

No advance registration is required for the other programs.

Afterschool groups getting a cooking lesson

GirlsThe Blanchard Public Library invites children to a lesson in basic cooking in its upcoming After School Kids and TweenScene group meetings in September.

The After School Kids (ASK) group, for kindergarten through second grade, meets at 3:45 p.m. Monday, Sept. 11, while the TweenScene group, for third through fifth grades, gets together at 3:45 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25.

Each program features a cooking themed book and lesson in some easy recipes to make. All supplies will be provided, and participants will make some snacks at the event.

These programs are made possible through the Health Literacy Grant by the Oklahoma Department of Libraries, Oklahoma Literacy Resource Office and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Registration is not required to attend.

Join us for family story time activities

KidsThe Blanchard Public Library welcomes families with children for a variety of regular activities on its monthly schedule.

Family Story Time is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on Mondays during October. The month begins with a special “Child Health Day” event on Oct. 2, with representatives from Scissortail Pediatrics coming to share stories and information to help keep your child healthy.

The story times on Oct. 9, 16, 23 and 30 include stories, songs, rhymes, flannel board fun, music and bubble time, as well as a section of the program for crafts, sensory activities and play time.

The library also hosts the bilingual event Family Play Time/la hora de jugar en familia, at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 3. Part of the library’s Growing Like a Read program, this activity is for ages 5 and under and combines play and learning in a bilingual setting.

No advance registration is required for the story times.