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Free Summer Fun Slated At The Riverbank Library

All ages are invited to enjoy free events at the Riverbank Library this July, beginning with Preschool Story Time on Mondays at 10:30 a.m. Story Times feature new and classic picture books, flannel board and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing, for preschoolers ages 3 to 5 and their caregivers, however all ages are welcome.

Bilingual Story Time will be offered on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Children can enjoy Spanish and English picture books, flannel board and puppet stories, fingerplays, music and dancing. This program is designed for ages 3 to 6, however all ages are welcome.

The Mayor’s Book Club will be held on Monday, July 9 at 11 a.m. Mayor Richard O’Brien will read a story to preschool age children and their families at the library, following Story Time.

Children can enjoy a crazy crayon craft on Tuesday, July 10 at 3:30 p.m. Crafters will melt worn out crayons to make a rainbow of new shapes and colors. Coloring pages will be available so that participants may test out their new crayons.

Families can enjoy a free performance from ventriloquist Tony Borders on Wednesday, July 11 at 1 p.m. This imaginative show will feature a talkative map, animals from around the world, music and more. This program is sponsored by the Stanislaus Library Foundation.

The Friends of the Riverbank Library will meet Wednesday, July 11 at 5 p.m. at the Riverbank Library. The public is invited to attend this meeting of library supporters.

This month’s Art Lab program will be held on Tuesday, July 17 at 3:30 p.m. Children will learn about agamographs, or optical illusions in which different perspectives reveal two different images.

The Riverbank Library Book Club will meet on Tuesday, July 24 at 4 p.m. to discuss Prayers for Sale by Sandra Dallas. Library book clubs provide an opportunity for community members to expand their knowledge of books, through meaningful discussion with others.

The Riverbank Library Teen Book Club will meet on Friday, July 27 at 3:30 p.m. This month’s selection is Caraval by Stephanie Garber. A limited number of copies are available for checkout from the library.

Teens and adults can make map coasters on Tuesday, July 31 at 3:30 p.m. Crafters can decoupage coasters with maps of their favorite places.

Art Lab and the map coasters craft are sponsored the Friends of the Riverbank Library. The Riverbank Library is at 3442 Santa Fe St.

For more information, contact the Riverbank Library supervisor, Victoria Holt, at 209-869-7008.