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Go 3D with teen art session

The Blanchard Public Library is going three-dimensional with its upcoming teen craft event “3D Pens” at 1 p.m. on Thursday, July 9. Space and supplies are limited, so registration in advance will be required. Registration can be completed by using the online form.

It’s a chance to learn how to use 3Doodler pens to make a unique three-dimensional drawing. Students in sixth through 12th grade are invited to be part of the program.

The activity comes from one of the Pioneer Library System’s new Steam Powered Maker Kits.

Super stories from "Traveling Tails"

The Blanchard Public Library becomes home for a morning to the “Traveling Tails” of a local group and its animal friends, at a children’s program at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 8. Registration is not required to attend, and all ages are invited.

Traveling Tails is a Blanchard-based organization founded by Ashley and Reagan Clement, who share their passion for animals through educational programs they take out into the community. Seven of the organization’s animal friends will come along with the Clements for the library visit.

Go inside the science of superheroes

plasma globeThe Blanchard Public Library welcomes Science Museum Oklahoma for the children’s program “So You Want to Be a Superhero” at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 1.

Grab your cape and join us as we explore the science behind some of your favorite heroes and villains. Learn how Nightcrawler can climb walls, Firestorm creates heat, and Thing is so strong. You may even discover your own super powers.

This program is made possible by the Oklahoma Museum Network and the Friends of the Blanchard Library.

The Oklahoma Museum Network is part of a group of facilities across the state that works together to provide hands-on learning for families. In addition to Science Museum Oklahoma, it features the Jasmine Moran Children’s Museum in Seminole, Leonardo’s Children’s Museum in Enid, Museum of the Great Plains in Lawton, and the Tulsa Children’s Museum.

Read with Sully on Tuesdays in June

reading dog with book

"Reading should not be presented to children as a chore or duty. It should be offered to them as a precious gift." — Kate DiCamillo

Sully the Therapy Dog will be at the Blanchard Public Library on Tuesday afternoons from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in June for you to read with him. Sully won't judge if you read slowly or make a mistake. He just loves a good story. You may bring a book from home or pick one from the library shelves to share with him.

Reservations for a reading time are required in advance, and adults can sign you up to read by visiting the library or calling 485-2275.

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.