Kids can make a new friend while practicing their reading

The McLoud Public Library is pairing up new readers with certified therapy dogs as part of its new reading program “Sit, Stay, Read,” scheduled twice in November, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, and at the same time Tuesday, Nov. 27.

Young readers have a chance to read with a certified therapy dog in an encouraging, positive atmosphere. It’s a program that has been used in multiple libraries throughout the Pioneer Library System.

Registration is required to participate.

Join us for Tuesday morning story times and activities

Child playsThe McLoud Public Library welcomes families with preschool-age children to attend its weekly Tuesday morning activities geared especially to young children.

Each program begins at 11 a.m. and takes place in the Milburn Room of the library. Upcoming events include:

Nov. 6Preschool Story Time, featuring stories, songs, rhymes and more for preschool-age children and their caregivers;

Nov. 13Family Play Time/la hora de jugar en familia, with art and play combined in a bilingual environment;

Nov. 20Preschool Story Time, featuring stories, songs, rhymes and more for preschool-age children and their caregivers;

Nov. 27Stress Relief Story Time, a morning of stories and massage, with two certified infant massage instructors;

Registration is not required to attend any of these programs.

Find healthy cooking options in workshops

The McLoud Public Library is boosting the community’s kitchen options with a pair of two-part upcoming Healthy Cooking Classes in November.

An Adult Healthy Cooking Class takes place at 11 a.m. on Saturdays, Nov. 3 and Nov. 17. Attendees will learn basic recipes to fit into a diabetic meal plan with hands-on meal preparation.

A Teen Healthy Cooking Class will be presented at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7 and Nov. 28, with teens learning several recipes, getting a lesson in nutrient-dense food and snacks, understand MyPlate and more.

Registration is required separately for each of the programs.

The programs have been made possible through the Health Literacy Grant by Oklahoma Department of Libraries, Oklahoma Literacy Resource Office, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.