Summer Reading 2016
The annual East Baton Rouge Parish Library Summer Reading Programs kicks off in May! This summer is sure to be packed with great books, exciting programs, and fabulous prizes. With a program for every age group, the entire family can participate!
The fun starts on Tuesday, May 31. All locations of the Library will have reading logs for each age group (Children, Teens, and Adults). These logs will be available until the end of July. While each group has a different theme and guidelines - the goal is the same - to READ!
Check Meowt is this year’s theme for the Children’s Summer Reading Program – logs may be picked up beginning Tuesday, May 30, and will be handed out through Sunday, July 31. Summer activities will feature events that spotlight the performing arts, visual arts, literature, and science – all showing children how to tap into their creative sides. Children will receive a free book and special incentives just for reading!
Children who are unable to read may join the read-to-me program and have an adult or older child pledge to read to them. Children’s summer reading logs completed and turned in through August 15 will earn them a reading certificate, coupons from area vendors, and a chance to win a special prize from a local business or school supplies. The program is open to all children, from birth to age 11. For more information, call (225) 231-3760.
The theme for the Teen Summer Reading Program this year is Get in the Game READ. Teens grades 6 to 12 may start their journey by signing up at any library location starting Friday, May 20. You have until Friday, July 31, to turn in your book logs for prize drawings.
The Adult Program, Escape the Ordinary, for ages 19 and up, will be filled with a variety of interesting events. Adults may pick up a reading log beginning Tuesday, May 31, and are asked to read three books in order to receive a summer prize pack.
This year’s prize pack will include a library tote, and there will be weekly drawings for various prizes. One of the three books can be substituted by attendance to any adult summer program.
The last day of Adult Summer Reading is July 31. At the end of the program, a special drawing will be held for all participants. For more information, call (225) 231-3740.