Calcasieu Parish Public Library launches summer reading program

The following is a news release from the Calcasieu Parish Public Library:

Make a Splash—READ!  is the theme for children this summer at Calcasieu Parish Public Library. Children will explore the world of water and water fun through stories, songs, games and other activities about oceans, rivers, lakes, and pools and the creatures that live there. The 2010 Summer Reading Program is open to preschoolers through adults, with programs, prize drawings, story hours, and more. The adult reading program offers a chance to read and exchange information with others about popular books. Readers of all ages may receive the Library Champion yard signs for completing the program. For more information, call the library at 337-721-7147 or visit the website at .

Children, teens and adults are invited to sign up for the summer reading fun at the annual SRP Kick-Off, 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday, May 28, at the Harbor's Edge Pavilion in Prien Lake Park. Families will enjoy performances by Geebo the Clown ( ), cookie decorating, bookmark creations, dress-up booth, temporary tattoos, face painting and balloon art. SRP registration may also be completed at participating public library branches after May 28.