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Back-To-School Crafts At Riverbank Library

Students can get excited about the back-to-school season by crafting unique school accessories. During September, the Riverbank Library will offer craft programs designed to help make the back-to-school season fun. These craft programs make for engaging afterschool activities for children and teens.

On Tuesday, Sept. 4 at 3:30 p.m., children and teens can make a beaded lizard craft. The craft is easy to make, and is designed for ages 7 and up. Crafters are welcome to make the beaded backpack buddies for themselves and their friends.

“We’ve had several kids tell us they are so excited to make beaded lizards,” said Victoria Holt, Riverbank Library supervisor.

Later in the month, students can visit the library to make duct tape pencil pouches, with that craft scheduled on Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 3:30 p.m. A variety of colorful duct tapes will be available for participants to choose from to make their pencil pouches.

“The pencil pouches are easy to make, and a fun way to personalize school supplies,” said Holt.

The programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Riverbank Library. The library is at 3442 Santa Fe. For more information, contact the Riverbank Library at 209-869-7008. Information on regularly occurring library programs can be found at, under the “Events and Classes” tab.

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