Terrebonne Parish Library System Launches Summer Reading Program
Readers of all ages will explore the night this summer as Terrebonne Parish Library System presents “Dream Big—Read!” during our summer reading program. Younger readers, grades Pre-K through 6th grade, must read 10 library books (younger children may have books read to them) and they will receive a certificate, a chance to win a bike, and coupons for special prizes. Turn your summer into a “dream” with weekly story times, craft workshops, and special performances including, Harvey Rabbit, Johnette Downing, Page Turner Adventures, The Noise Guy and more.
Terrebonne Parish Library System also offers summer reading programs for teens called “Own the Night” and for adults called “Between the Covers.” Teens in grades 7th-12th grade are asked to read three library books, eBooks, graphic novels or magazines to receive their certificate and other prizes. Adults, over age 18, are asked to read a total of four library books, eBooks, or magazines to receive prizes.
Participants of all reading programs can register at any Terrebonne Parish library or online at mytpl.org/srp. For more information call 985-876-5861, option 3.
Library Performances for the Whole Family
This year’s Terrebonne Parish Library Summer Reading Program gives you more than just fun reading books, it provides performances for the whole family.
Porta Puppet Players will delight the audience with their “Nursery Rhyme Thyme” production. Don’t miss this original and innovative puppet production at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 7 at the North Branch Library, 4130 West Park Ave., Gray.
Louisiana children’s author Lynda Deniger will bring her book Patti Pelican and the Gulf Oil Spill to life and engage students in an interactive learning experience at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 12 at the Grand Caillou Branch Library, 200 Badou Drive, Dulac. Deniger will also talk to adults about her process of writing and publishing children’s books in her presentation “The Road to Becoming an Author” at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 12 at the Grand Caillou Branch Library.
Character Two Storytellers will tell stories at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 12 at the Chauvin Branch Library, 5500 Highway 56, Chauvin. Brother Roscoe will present tales from Africa and other distant lands through stories, songs, and movement. He uses talking animals, animate objects, and songs to expand cultural awareness, enhance school culture, and provide life lessons. This program will take place at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, June 15 at the East Houma Branch Library, 778 Grand Caillou Road, Houma, and at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 19 at the North Branch Library, 4130 West Park Ave., Gray.