Library Summer Reading Launch Party in City Park

Summer Reading Program Kickoff

The Natchitoches Parish Library (NPL) is ramping up for its annual Summer Reading Programs for children, teens, and adults. This year’s theme is “Libraries Rock!” and the NPL will be having a launch party appropriate of such a title in City Park on Thursday, May 31, from 2-6pm.

The headliner for the kickoff celebrations will be percussionist Lady Chops with shows at 2pm and 5pm. There will also be a bounce house, several activity stations, plinko, face painting, popcorn, and prizes!

The Northeast Branch(NEB) will also host a Sumer Reading Kick-Off on June 4, from 10am-5:30pm.

The reading portion of the program, in which all ages can earn prizes, officially lasts from June 1 until August 10, however patrons can register early online, beginning May 24 at This year, reading will be tracked with bookmark reading logs that can be returned to the library to receive a weekly prize as well as an entry into the grand prize drawing! There is no limit to the number of bookmarks you may turn in; however, you may only collect six of the weekly prizes during the entirety of the program.

The children’s performances will again be held at each branch location this year. Main Branch performances are Wednesdays at 10am and 2pm, and Thursdays at 10am, beginning June 6. NEB performances will be held at City of Refuge Church in Campti on Thursdays at 2pm.

For more information about the upcoming Summer reading program, visit, or the Natchitoches Parish Library Facebook page.