The Natchitoches Parish Library (NPL) will be taking part in the longest-running national celebration of books for young people and the joy of reading this week with Children’s Book Week celebrations on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday at 9:30 am! The NPL will be hosting magician David Scott, a past favorite performer, following a tour of the Children’s Department. Attendees will also hear about the upcoming Summer Reading Program and when and where early sign-ups will be taking place. Library staff will also be “in character” as someone from a favorite book on Wednesday.
“We hope that the tours make children, and their parents, comfortable with using the library,” says Community Outreach Coordinator, Alan Niette. “The library is here to serve the community, and if we can start doing that in childhood, we can create a love of learning that will enrich a child’s life for many years to come. And I believe the library is the perfect space to do that in. All of our employees strive to make the library a welcoming place to everyone, so please come by and see what we have to offer!”
The public is encouraged to attend and help increase childhood literacy at their local library during this special week dedicated to learning. Over 650 libraries, schools, and bookstores will host Children’s Book Week events the week of May 1 in all 50 states.