Celebrate the holidays in and out of the library

Kid in Santa hatChristmas is coming, and the Blanchard Public Library is getting the community in the holiday spirit with its Christmas Story Time, Movie and Craft event, scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at the library.

The day features a G-rated Christmas movie, Christmas-themed stories and a special craft project children can make and then take home. Plus, enjoy hot cocoa and cookies during the event.

And join the library at 2 p.m. that afternoon for the City of Blanchard’s annual celebration “Christmas Through the Decades.” Library staff will host craft time for children visiting Santa during the celebration, and participants will have a chance to sign up for a library card as well.

The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Blanchard Library. No advance registration is required.

Stop by for a story during the holiday season

Kid in costumeThe Blanchard Public Library introduces youngsters to a love of reading and the library at its Family Story Time, with December programs scheduled at 10:30 a.m. on Mondays, Dec. 3, 10 and 17 before a break for the holidays.

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

Also offered during December is the library’s bilingual activity Viva GLARt! Grow a Learner Through Art, which will take place at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6. Activities are for ages 5 and under and their caregivers and is a chance for children to learn and develop their brains through simple play.

Young readers also get a great chance to practice their reading and make a new friend through the library’s Bow Wow Books program, offered from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Mondays, Dec. 3, 10 and 17.

Parents or guardians may sign their child up to read to a therapy dog in a fun and friendly atmosphere. Call the library at 485-2275 to reserve a session.