There was an ocean of family fun to be had as the Natchitoches Parish Public Library held registration Saturday, June 4 for its Summer Reading Program. The program is not just for elementary aged schoolchildren, there are categories for teens and adults as well. Over 600 parish residents took advantage of the popular reading program last summer.
The event featured face painting, sno-cones, and the library’s ubiquitous popcorn machine. Local musicians entertained the crowd. A petting zoo was on hand with everything from hamsters to ponies and a camel. The program offers prizes for readers young and old. Lifeshare was also on hand collecting much needed blood donations.
If you see a home in the parish with a “Reading Rockstar” yard sign, you know that a smart young man or woman lives there! The Natchitoches Parish Journal joins the library in urging the young people of the parish to have some fun, win some prizes and keep their reading skills sharp this summer.