Get back into the school season with Science Museum visit

Plasma ballThe Blanchard Public Library is putting its own touch on back to school season for local students with its Back to School Bash, taking place at 3:45 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26, at the library.

The featured part of the event is a visit from Science Museum Oklahoma, whose experts will present three different STEM activity stations for children to explore. These will include an engineering activity, a chemistry and mixing activity and a table with a physical science problem solving challenge.

It’s also a chance for families to learn all about the services for children at the Blanchard library and get signed up for a library card.

All supplies will be provided for the program, which is for children of all ages. No advance registration is required.

The program is sponsored by the Friends of the Blanchard Public Library.

Visit the library for events focused on children

Kids readingThe Blanchard Public Library is bringing a love of reading and the library to its youngest readers at Family Story Time, with upcoming events scheduled at 10:30 a.m. each Monday in August.

Each week’s Story Time will feature songs, rhymes, flannel board fun, music and bubble time, as well as sensory activities and craft projects. 

The library also presents multiple afterschool events for slightly older children in the latter part of the month.

Kids Making Healthy Afterschool Snacks, at 3:40 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19, gives children the skills and easy recipes to make a tasty snack using provided supplies.

Creative Building for Kids, at 3:40 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20, shifts the focus to technology and building in a STEAM-based program using items like Legos, K-Nex, Magna-Ti;les and more. All ages of children may attend.