﹛﹛The Ponca City Library, Trails and Tales summer reading program has started with children discovering natural areas of interest. Registration is needed for the summer reading program. When the provided reading log is completed and returned by July 23, kids can receive a free backpack, book, certificate of completion, and a ticket to the End of the Summer Party. The party will be filled with fun games, treats, slime, bubbles, and prizes.
﹛﹛Ponca City Library Outdoor Story Time for ages baby to five is every Wednesday 10:30 每 11:00 a.m. in June on the library lawn. Should there be bad weather it will be in the programming room. June 2 – Our Forest Friends, June 9 – Gone Fishing, June 16 – Picnic Time, June 23 – Camping Out, and June 30 每 Starry, Starry Night.
﹛﹛All ages can participate in a paper craft program on the library lawn on Tuesdays May thru July. This program is for children ages 8 and older, younger if accompanied by a parent or guardian. Titles for the activities are: June 1 – Forest Fairies, June 15 – Forest Animals, June 29 – 3D Space Stars and Constellation Boxes, July 1 每 Patriotic Fans & Headbands (10每12 a.m. only), July 2 每 Patriotic & Headbands (2-4 p.m. only), July 13 – Pokemon Kaleidocycle Morphs. Please pre-register by calling or going to the reference desk at the library for the time period best for you; there will be a limited number of people permitted each time period. If you cannot make it to the onsite activities, you may pick up the supplies at the reference desk to make the project at home. New craft materials released every Monday at 10:00 May 每 July for those not able to be onsite for the craft time.
﹛﹛For children up to 17 (parents included), special program events are being held outside, weather permitting. June 1 每 Cowboy music with Marshall Mitchell, June 3 每 Meet an Osage Hills State Park Ranger, June 10 每 Beekeeper Dan Bufton (all about bees), June 11 每 Meet the Game Warden, June 21 每 OSU Extension (learn to tie knots), and June 28 每 OSU Extension (NASA STEM activity). Times will vary, call or go by the library to register. There are additional programs for teens and adults.
﹛﹛Please RSVP by July 23 for the Happy Trails Summer Party held at the Ponca City Library on July 30. The event will be held outside, weather permitting. Visit online www.poncacitylibrary.com, email: library@ poncacityok.gov, City of Ponca City Facebook page or call 580-767-0345.