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Free craft programs offered at library
• Ceres Library to offer free crafts for children during August

Parents and caregivers looking for free, engaging activities for children should check out the Ceres Library this August. Children and teens will have an opportunity to take part in a variety of craft programs designed to inspire creativity.

The library will host an edible craft on Thursday, Aug. 2 at 3:30 p.m. Crafters will use crispy rice cereal and candies to make their own summer treats.

On Thursday, Aug. 9 children and teens are invited to make cuffs and bracelets at 3:30 p.m. Craft sticks will be provided for participants to use in designing the accessories. Children 5 and under are welcome to participate, however they must have direct parental supervision.

Crafters looking for a more unstructured creative outlet will enjoy the Craft-a-Palooza on Thursday, Aug. 23 at 3:30 p.m. A variety of crafts and craft materials will be set out for children and teens to make and take home. This program is designed to encourage children to use their imaginations in order to make unique crafts.

Aspiring young artists can test their skills at the salt/glue painting program on Thursday, Aug. 30 at 3:30 p.m. Participants can try their hand at creating art using different types of materials. As this program may get messy, children are encouraged to dress accordingly.

The Ceres Library is located at 2250 Magnolia Street. For more information, please contact the Ceres Library at 537-8938. Information about regularly re-occurring library programs can be found on the library’s website,, under the “Events and Classes” tab.

The Stanislaus County Library engages all members of the community and offers access to information, knowledge, and the tools for innovation and personal development. With 13 locations throughout the county, the Library offers a diverse collection of free materials, computer access and Wi-Fi, Story Times, programming for all ages, and more. To learn more about the Library’s wide array of programs and services, visit