Local branches of the Stanislaus County Library are offering a variety of winter themed craft days, as well as reading incentive programs.
The Turlock Library will hold a Snowy Snowman Craft time at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. Children will be able to make a fluffy snowman out of cotton balls to hang on their doors, walls or anywhere they want a smiling face.
Children can come by the Keyes Library at 1 p.m. Wednesday and make adorable clips that look like mittens. These clips make wonderful card holders or gifts for grandparents.
The Denair Library will have a host of winter-themed crafts available to make and take from noon to 2 p.m. Dec. 30.
Children over age 4 will have the opportunity to develop their fine motor skills while building LEGO displays for the library at 3 p.m. Dec. 11 at the Keyes Library and 3:30 p.m. Dec. 30 at the Turlock Library.
Children ages 4 -12 can participate in the Keyes Library winter reading program, Scoot into Reading. Each child can read five books to receive a prize. After reading five books children will also be entered into a drawing to win a Razor scooter. Children can read up to 15 books for a total of three prizes and three entries. This program will run through Dec. 31.
Just for fun, children can come by the Turlock Library now through Dec. 13 and guess the number of fluffy white snowballs in a jar and win a prize. The winners will be announced on Dec. 16. The Grinch is hiding somewhere in the Keyes Library. Children who find him between Dec. 15 and Dec. 23 will win a prize.
The Turlock Library is located at 550 Minaret Ave. The Keyes Library is at 4420 Maud Ave. and the Denair Library can be found at 4801 Kersey Rd.