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Calcasieu Parish Public Library hosts annual Summer Reading Program

Published: Jun. 30, 2021 at 12:59 PM CDT
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Lake Charles, LA (KPLC) - A favorite activity for many children this time of year is the Summer Reading Program hosted by the Calcasieu Parish Public Library, and this year’s program is back with a whole new theme, “Tails and Tales.”

All ages can earn online badges by simply reading books or by having books read to them through three different reading programs.

· Summer Reading Program - Open to babies through students going into the 5th grade.

· Teen Reading Program - Open for students going into grades 6-12.

· Adult Reading Program - Open to individuals age 18 and over.

Public Information Officer for the Calcasieu Parish Public Library Christy Comeaux believes it’s important to continue reading throughout the course of the summer.

“It’s very important to keep reading during the summer. You know, a lot of students and children will develop what’s called the summer slump,” Comeaux said. “And so this keeps their minds active, and we all know reading, it helps reduce stress, it increases your vocabulary. So, you know, it’s a win, win situation.”

To complete this year’s Louisiana Summer Reading Program, children must read a total of 10 books or have 10 books read to them. Teens and adults must read three books to complete the program and all books must be recorded online by July 31.

Comeaux believes this year’s theme really helps to keep things fun for everyone.

”You’re not really bogged down having to read books, but here, you can read a few books, get a few prizes and you’re learning the whole time. That’s the best thing in the world,” Comeaux said.

The program is happening until July 31.

More information about the library can be found here.

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