Library Announces Summer Reading Theme

Get ready for a summer of fun and learning at the Natchitoches Parish Library! This year’s Summer Reading Program (SRP) theme is “All Together Now,” focusing on kindness, friendship, and unity. And it’s not just for kids – teens and adults can join in on the fun too! Early sign-up begins May 15 and will be available on the NPL’s home page at Everyone who registers before Sunday, June 4, will be entered for a Kindle Fire tablet drawing, courtesy of the Friends of the NPL.

For children, ages 0 to 11, the library offers programming that lets young readers explore this year’s theme and story concepts in a meaningful way. By combining active and passive programming, kids of all developmental levels can learn, create, and experiment while having fun. After logging every two hours a child reads or is read to, they can pick up their earned “brag tag” from any friendly library staff member at the Children’s Desk. With their sixth tag, they will also receive a special SRP t-shirt and an entry into the children’s grand prize drawing. Plus, for every two hours of reading logged after, they will earn another entry into the grand prize drawing!

Teens, ages 12 to 17, are covered at the SRP too! At this unique stage of life, teens are working to gain independence, seeking excitement, and trying to figure out who they are and whom they want to be. The library can help with all of that. With teen-friendly programming and spaces, instruction on using library resources independently, and opportunities to volunteer on projects, teens can gain some independence while also having fun. And for every two hours of reading, up to 12 hours, they’ll earn a prize, the sixth prize being an SRP-themed tote. At 12 hours teens, and for every two hours after that, they will also earn an entry for the drawing at the end of the program.

Adults, don’t feel left out – summer reading is for you as well! Whether you are a busy parent, retired, or just looking to try something new, the library has something for you. All summer long, you can attend special library programming for adults, explore new interests, and interact with others. Plus, it’s a great model for kids enrolled in the program. For every two hours read each week, adults will earn an entry into a weekly prize drawing, and entries carry over from week to week. On the sixth and final week, there will be a grand prize drawing – so keep reading all summer long to increase your chances!

Don’t miss out on the fun and learning this summer at the NPL’s Summer Reading Program. Join your community for “All Together Now” and make new friends while improving your reading skills! For more information on the SRP schedule of events, visit and follow the NPL on social media.