It’s Story Time and much more at the library

Kids playThe Blanchard Public Library is passing on the love of reading and the library to its youngest readers at Family Story Time, with a new year of activities taking place at 10:30 a.m. on Mondays the library is open in January, Jan. 7, 14 and 28.

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 featured for young children is the library’s bilingual activity Viva GLARt! Grow a Learner Through Art, which will take place at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10. 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.

And 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. Mondays, Jan. 7, 14 and 28. 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.

For slightly older children, the library presents multiple afterschool creative programs:

Let’s Make Stone Soup, at 3:40 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7, takes a look back at the classic book “Stone Soup” and gives participants a chance to learn easy soup recipes. This is for children in pre-K through fifth grades.

Let’s Create Pulled String Art, at 3:40 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14, is a chance to create a masterpiece in a trendy form of art currently popular on social media. All supplies will be provided, and pre-K through fifth-graders may participate.

Lego WeDo 2.0, at 3:40 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, gives 2nd through 6th graders a lesson in robotics, coding and STEM through building a programmable Lego robot.

Creative Building, at 3:40 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, is a STEM-based program for children of all ages to build with Legos, K-Nex, Magna Tiles and many other creative kits.