May 13, 2011 2:33 PM by Press Release

Library Summer Reading Programs

Young readers will travel the globe while reading this summer when the Lafayette Public Library presents its "One World, Many Stories" Summer Reading Program. Children in preschool through 8th grades can join the program beginning Monday, May 16th through July 22nd at any Lafayette Public Library location and participate in free programs that explore foreign lands through stories, crafts, music, dance, puppetry, and multi-cultural literary offerings. Prizes will be awarded at two levels
for designated numbers of minutes read. "Those children who join the reading program this summer and read 500
minutes also have their names entered into the grand prize drawing for a> new bicycle," Melodie Franklin, Children's Librarian reports.

The Library system will begin its free summer program lineup with a One World, Many Stories Kickoff Celebration on Saturday, May 28, from 10:00 until 3:00 at the South Regional Library. Some of the featured performances include Eric Herman and the Invisible Band; Zoo-Zoom's Little Traveling Zoo on Wheels, and the Mitch Richard Magic Show. In addition to enjoying these special guests, children will also have fun with a fun jump, crafts, face painting, chalk art, and more. For details about the
summer reading program for children or about the kickoff celebration, call (337) 988-3412.

And for teens, there's the Teen Reading Alliance, "You Are Here." Beginning May 16 - July 31, teens who read or listen to audiobooks can log book titles online and become eligible to win an iPod Touch grand prize or other awesome weekly prizes. There are also free programs being offered throughout the summer, including activities involving cupcake decorating, photography, art, poetry, and anime. For details, visit or call (337) 261-5787.

Novel Destinations is the name of the summer reading program for adults. From May 16 - July 31, adults who log book titles online will have opportunities to win prizes in drawings occurring throughout the summer.

For more information, visit the library website at or call 261-5787.



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