Lafayette Parish Library is starting its summer reading program. Saturday the main library celebrated the program with a kickoff-event.
The program featured many family fun activities including a zoo on wheels and musician Sir Crazy Pants. The event was just a way to encourage kids to keep reading over summer while they’re out of school.
"Studies show that kids who don’t read over the summer, they start off the summer having lost some of what they had finished before. So, this kinda helps them practice their skills, keep up the good work, read, and they start of their next grade a little better. And, a little more prepared and they don’t have to catch up as much," said Sarah Durr, Head of Youth Services.
The dates for the Summer Reading Program are May 14 through July 31. Registration started Monday, May 14.
Children, Teens and Adults can join the Summer Reading Program and, by reading or completing activities, earn cool prizes. Visit any Lafayette Public Library branch to sign up in person or register online.