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.