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Bastrop Daily Enterprise - Bastrop, LA
  • Dunbar Library in Bastrop wraps up summer program

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  • Only two events remain for the Dunbar Branch of the Morehouse Parish Library's summer reading program.
    To conclude this year's program, Branch Manager Kishier Robinson said the library will have a movie day at 1:30 p.m. on July 23 and a fun day at 1:30 p.m. on July 30.
    “They had a very good summer reading program,” Morehouse Parish Library Director Ellen Highsmith said.
    The theme for this year's State of Louisiana's 2014 Summer Reading Children's Program is Fizz, Boom, Read and focuses around science. According to the Louisiana's Office of State Library, libraries across the state are offering a variety of activities aimed to encourage students to continue reading throughout the summer such as art projects, creative writing, interacting with performing artists and gaming.
    Students were able to sign up to read books and compete for prizes for reading a certain number of books over the summer. The program had 11 kids signed up at the Dunbar Branch this year, but Robinson said that she hopes the program will grow next year.
    The library has held several events, which began in June, and included story time, speakers from Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge and Poverty Point, arts and crafts, various movie showings, a potato sack race, book bingo and a candy walk. Robinson said there had been a good turnout for events this summer.
    The Summer Reading Program is part of the Collaborative Summer Library Programs, a national cooperative to encourage reading throughout the summer. For more information on the Summer Reading Program and other State Library programs, visit www.state.lib.la.us.
    The Dunbar Branch is located at 1102 Perry St. For more information about the library, call 281.1137.

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