Blanchard Public Library
The Pioneer Library System continues celebrating its 60th anniversary of service by bringing communities together with its PLS Reads initiative, taking place throughout the system during April. The 2019 PLS Reads includes a pair of revolutionary fiction novels for readers at the Blanchard Public Library to experience:
“Small Great Things,” by Jodi Picoult, tells the racially tense story of a labor and delivery nurse faced with a moral dilemma and how it changes her life and career forever.
“The Hate U Give,” by Angie Thomas, looks at a high school student and the two worlds she has to move between: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the suburban prep school she attends.
In addition, libraries will feature information on read-alikes and other similar books to these two, and scholar-led discussions of the books will be featured throughout the system.
The Blanchard Public Library will host a PLS Reads Book Discussion at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, with a guest moderator leading a talk about each of the selected books. Copies of the books will be available at the library for those attending book discussions as supplies last.
The 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. on Monday mornings during April.
Each week’s Story Time will feature songs, rhymes, flannel board fun, music and bubble time, as well as sensory activities and craft projects.
Young readers also have a chance to make a new friend while practicing their reading during the library’s Bow Wow Books program, offered from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on April 4, 11 and 25. 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.