Summer Reading Program

JEAN LEMOS, director of the Franklin Parish Library Reading Program, stands ready for the children who will participate in the summer-long program. Dates for the program are June 3, June 11, June 18, June 25, July 2 and July 9. (Sun photo by Joe Curtis)

The Franklin Parish Library invites young people to join them June 3 when they kick off the Summer Reading Program for children, “A Universe of Stories,” with a craft session from 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m., and 2 until 3:30 p.m. in the program room upstairs.  

Childlren are invited to “climb aboard your spaceship and fly to the Franklin Parish Library” this summer and join the Summer Reading Program.  This summer the library will visit space with activities, crafts and fun to look at facts.

Activity stations for “A Universe of Stories” will include a craft the children can make, a box that will let the children know how difficult an astronaut’s job can be and what happens when the moon is hit by craters.

Children are encouraged to come in June 3, make a craft and check out their books to start reading for the summer.  Crafts usually take about 45 minutes to complete. 

Participants will read a “ridiculously funny story” about aliens who love underpants and make a craft to go with the story.  At that time children can register and receive their reading log and bookmark and start reading to fill their reading log.

Teen programs will begin June 11 with an age-appropriate craft. Teens will also participate in a variety of games.

Summer tee shirts will go on sale June 3.  All children’s sizes are $4 and book marks are $1.  Children are urged to get their shirts early.  

The summer reading program is designed to make reading fun as children are encouraged to read the type of books that will appeal to their interests.  Children who read and participate in a structured summer program will enhance and sustain their reading skills.  

This summer programs will be held in the Learning Center.

Featured programs are:

June 11-- Mitch Richard, magician       

June 18-- Phillip Melacon, musician

June 25-- Dorian LaChance, magician

July 2--Terry Vanderventer, Snakeman

July 9-- Black Bayou and awards program

Awards and certificates will be given out after the last program.  

Children of all ages are invited to come spend their summer with us where reading is their ticket to the universe and beyond.  All programs are free and open to the public.  

For more information please call the library at (318) 435-4336.

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