With 123 kids signed up, the Morehouse Parish Library's Summer Reading Program is well under way after only two events.
Child readers are divided into four different age groups for the program: Pre-K and kindergarten, first and second grade, third and fourth grade and fifth and sixth grade. Children who read 15 or more books during the program will get a certificate. Also, prizes will be awarded to readers who finish the most age-appropriate books in their age group. Some of the prizes that will be given out include National Geographic subscriptions and coupons for free food from local restaurants.
The program kicked off in May with a show by Harvey Rabbit and Friends and will continue through July.
“I think we've started the summer well,” Library Director Ellen Highsmith said. “During the first week, we had nationally renowned juggler Wink Danenberg. We will show the movie 'Frozen' Friday at 2 p.m. upstairs in the library.”
Next week at 10 a.m. June 11, the Louisiana National Guard will have a 60-foot obstacle course set up for the kids at the library. According to Highsmith, anyone who completes the obstacle course will get a dog tag.
The reading program will continue through July with events at 10 a.m. every Wednesday and a movie showing at 2 p.m. every Friday. There will also be bingo at 10 a.m. June 24 and July 15.
For a full list of the library's activities for the library's summer reading program, visit bastropenterprise.com or pick up a copy of the calendar from the Morehouse Parish Library. Also, kids can still signup for the program and pick up a packet with a reading log at the Morehouse Parish Library.
Teens and adults are also welcome to sign up for their own reading program, and 13 people have already signed up.