Legos and library go together with multiple events

LegosThe Blanchard Public Library is a hub of activity not just for reading but also with its variety of Lego kits for creative activities.

During February, come to the library for the following Lego-themed afterschool events.

Create with Legos, 3:45 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 1Ages 3 to 12 can take on several building challenges and quests, or just free-build if they want using kits including Star Wars and Super Hero themes. Parents are welcome to participate with their children, and advance registration is not required.

Lego WeDo, 3:40 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6 – For children in 2nd through 6th grades, get an introduction to STEM and coding by bringing a Lego kit design to life. Space is limited so registration is required to participate.

Lego WeDo Advanced, 3:40 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8 – A more advanced version of the Lego WeDo activity, for children in 2nd through 6th grades who have attended several of the beginning classes and have confidence in putting these more complicated kits together. Registration is required in advance.

Take in an afternoon of Drone Discovery

DroneFind out more about how drones and remote sensing worth with the Blanchard Public Library in an afternoon of Teen Drone Discovery, at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23.

The McClain County 4-H Club presents its “Drone Discovery” program to show the ways drones and remote sensing are being used to solve real-world problems.

Participants will make their own foam drones and be challenged to create scenarios to use them.

Alex Cox, McClain County 4-H Educator, will lead the program, which is for ages 12 to 17.

Advance registration is not required.

Maker Monday looks at art, cooking in January

PieMake and create with the Blanchard Public Library and its Kids Maker Monday activities, scheduled at 3:40 p.m. Monday, Jan. 8 and the same time Jan. 22.

The Jan. 8 program, “Scratch Art, Full STEAM Ahead,” will teach participants about Scratch art and also include a reading of an art-inspired book on the theme.

On Jan. 22, it’s an afternoon for “Making Pie,” as children will complete a pie project using supplies provided by the library.

Activities are for students in pre-Kindergarten through fifth grades. Space is limited so registration is required in advance for each.

The programs are provided thanks to funding through the Oklahoma Department of Libraries with funds from the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA), a federal source of library funding provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Service.

Youngsters are learning about the library in Monday activities

Kid readingThe Blanchard Public Library welcomes young readers and families for two Monday activities geared to boosting literacy.

Family Story Time takes place at 10:30 a.m. on each Monday the library is open in January, which are Jan. 8, Jan. 22 and Jan. 29.

The story times include songs, rhymes, flannel board fun, music and bubble time, as well as sensory activities and craft projects. The story times are funded through the Oklahoma Department of Libraries with funds from the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA), a federal source of library funding provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Bow-Wow Books, the library’s offering for new readers to read with therapy dogs Buzz of Sully, is scheduled from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Mondays, Jan. 8, 22 and 29. Parents or caregivers may schedule a 15-minute timeslot for their child to read by calling the library in advance.