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Lafourche library kids’ carnival krewes to roll

Lafourche library kids’ carnival krewes to roll

Like Mardi Gras?

Mark your calendars for the Lafourche Parish Public Library’s preschool Mardi Gras parades.

Each year, the library offers the area’s youngest revelers an opportunity to make Mardi Gras memories. This year, the library is host to five children’s parades, with parades scheduled in the southern, central, and northern areas of the parish.

Children are welcome to dress in costume and can walk or ride in wagons or strollers, which can be decorated, although that’s not required to participate. Children should bring their own throws.

To keep children safe, the library does not allow motorized vehicles in the parades.

All children are welcome to participate.

The library’s Carnival season kicks off at 11:30 a.m. on February 2 when children attending the Raceland Branch Library’s Mardi Gras story hour can parade through the library, 177 Recreation Drive, to Mardi Gras music.

Afterwards, King Cake will be served, while supplies last.

Two library parades are scheduled for February 4.

At 10:30 a.m., the Lockport Branch Library’s Krewe of Once Upon a Time will roll at the Town of Lockport’s Bayou Side Park, and at 11 a.m.

Immediately after Storytime, children at the Larose Branch Library, 305 E. Fifth Street, can take part in the library’s Krewe de Fantasie.

The library’s Carnival season concludes with the South Lafourche Branch Library’s Krewe de Les Petits Enfants at 10:30 a.m. on February 5. The parade will take place in the library parking lot, 16241 E. Main Street in Cut Off. Visitors are asked to park away from the library before noon.

For each of the library parades, spectators are also needed, so children will have people to throw to. So bring the family out even if your little ones aren’t participating in the parade. They’ll still have a good time.

Be on the lookout for Garcon, the library’s alligator mascot, at most of the library’s Mardi Gras parades. Families are welcome to take photos with him.

For more information on any of these Mardi Gras parades, call the library where you plan to attend.

For information on more Mardi Gras activities, such as story hours and arts and crafts programs for all ages, visit the library’s website at

Local authors to visit Lafourche library branches

Several local authors will be visiting various branches of the Lafourche Parish Public Library in February.
These programs are free and open to the public.

Monte Plaisance, the author of the new horror novel The House on Judith Street, from the Nightstalker series, will visit the Lockport Branch Library, 720 Crescent Avenue, at 2 p.m. on February 13.

Katina Gaudet is the librarian at the South Lafourche Branch Library. She can be reached at 632-7140 or