Iberville Parish Library Summer Reading Programs not just for kids

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South

PLAQUEMINE - Just like kids, adults who sign-up for Iberville Parish Library Summer Reading Programs can have fun and win prizes too. Adults should come in, sign-up and get a copy of the guidelines. Then, it’s as simple as keeping track of the books you read this summer. Most of the items included in the Grand Prize Drawing are on display in the museum case just near the main library entrance. The program runs until July 31. 

Children (birth through 8 years) and Pre-teens (9-11 years) who follow the guidelines will receive one or more of the following – entry for Grand Prize Drawing, Reading Certificates and McDonald’s Dollars. Young Adults (12 to 18 years) are eligible for a Grand Prize Drawing. Programs end July 31.

Already this summer kids have enjoyed non-reading programs featuring story-teller/musician Captain Papillion and a presentation by the Playmakers. Pre-teens have learned about caves and scrapbooking and have had a movie day. Young Adults have learned about vegetarianism, made personal time capsules and turned recycled materials into art with Debris Artist Trish Ransom.

Upcoming programs include Harvey Rabbit & Friends and Musician/Storyteller Johnette Downing.  Information can be found on the library website www.Iberville.lib.la.us. The library’s Facebook page can be accessed from the website. Printed schedules are available at the library. Phone is 225-687-2520.

Summer Reading Programs for kids have been sponsored by the Iberville Public Libraries for a long time. Children’s Librarian Anne Reeves said, “They were already in place when former Director Glenna Lusk hired me, which was in 1983.”  Pre-teen programs were added later and, within the last 5 years, Young Adult and Adult Summer Reading programs were instituted.