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Local library branches offering fun activities for youngsters
Local youngsters enjoy playing with Legos at the Ceres Library. - photo by Courier file photo

Local branches of the Stanislaus County Library will end their summer event offerings with a variety of craft days and special activities.

The Ceres Library will offer several free crafts and activities this month, beginning with Lego play. Ages 4 and up are invited enjoy Lego Day at the library on Thursday, Aug. 6 and 20 at 3:30 p.m. LEGO programs help children develop fine motor skills while expressing themselves creatively.

Children can make a sea-life aquarium diorama out of paper plates on Thursday, Aug. 13 at 3:30 p.m. The library will supply all craft materials.

Community members are invited to an All Ages Coloring Day on Thursday, Aug. 27 at 3:30 p.m. The library will provide coloring pages, crayons and markers. Finished artwork will be displayed in the library.

These programs are sponsored by Friends of the Ceres Library. The Ceres Library is located at 2250 Magnolia Street in Ceres. For more information, please contact the Ceres Library at 537-8938.

Crafters can stop by the library at 1 p.m. Wednesday to make unique designs using fusible perler beads.

Celebrate S'mores Day at the Keyes Library from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 10. All ages can come by and make a yummy s'more, a favorite summer treat of chocolate, marshmallows and graham crackers. Children can also make a craft foam necklace that looks like a s'more. Individuals can check out s'more books while they are at the library.

The Keyes Library will finish the month with two craft events. Participants can make a socktopus, an octopus made out of a sock, at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12. Craft déjà vu will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19. This event will allow participants to make a craft item they may have missed over the summer.

The Keyes Library is located at 4420 Maud Ave. For more information, call 664-8006.