Therapy dog reading time about to get twice as good

The Blanchard Public Library will double the opportunity for reading to a therapy dog with the addition of a second furry friend joining young readers at the library! 

Joining Sully in this pawsome event will be Buzz, a second therapy dog.

Sully will be at the library from 3:30 p.m to 5:30 p.m. Mondays, September 14, 21, and  28.

Buzz will come from 4 to 5 p.m. September 15, 22, and 29.

Spaces are limited so registration is required. Call the library to reserve time with either Sully or Buzz!

 

 

Story Time continues on Mondays in September

“Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.”

― Emilie Buchwald

The Blanchard Public Library welcomes some of the community’s youngest residents to its weekly Story Time, at 10:30 a.m. on Mondays, Sept. 14, 21 and 28.

Story time is geared to children from birth to kindergarten, and each week’s program features themed storie, rhymes, music and more. Growing Like a Read skills will be highlighted.

Registration is not required to attend. 

Learn the 3 'T's' of quilting

Are you a novice at quilting and/or have lots of questions? Well you're in luck! The Blanchard Public Library will be focusing on the basics of quilting in its free workshop, "The 3 T’s of Quilting," set for 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, at the library.

Laura Clark, Manager of Beth’s Quilting Quarters & Fabric Shoppe will be leading this lovely program. She will present the three “T’s” – terms, tools and techniques in a class that will help give an overview of getting started or getting better at quilting.

The class is for ages 18 and up and registration is required in advance.

To register, click here.

After School Kids (ASK) begins in September

The Blanchard Public Library welcomes local children to be part of its After School Kids (A.S.K.) group, which gets together at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3, at the library.

Activities are for children in pre-K through 2nd grade and will feature a monthly theme, stories and more. The theme for September’s meeting is Science.

The group plans to meet monthly on the first Thursday of the month. Supplies for some of the activities may be limited, so registration is required in advance to attend.  

Tweens can build some amazing machines at the library!

The Blanchard Public Library is building teamwork and amazing machines in its craft event K’Nex for Tweens, at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1, at the library.

The program is for ages 8 to 11, who will use their creativity and teamwork to build a variety of projects using materials received by the library through the Oklahoma Department of Libraries’ “The Kid IS The Rocket” grant. Participants will get to learn about and use simple machines, including levers, pulleys, wheel and axles, inclined planes and gears.

Similar programs using the new materials are scheduled on the first Tuesday of the month throughout the fall, with future meeting dates on Oct. 6, Nov. 3 and Dec. 1.

The program sponsors are the Oklahoma Department of Libraries and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Similar programs are scheduled on the first Tuesday of the month throughout the fall, with future meeting dates on Oct. 6 and Dec. 1.

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.