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Lafourche library to offer bookpacks, devices for kids

Lafourche library to offer bookpacks, devices for kids

The Lafourche Parish Public Library is launching new devices available for checkout, Playaway Bookpacks and Launchpads.

Bookpacks are all-in-one audio books, no CDs, no downloading necessary. Launchpads are handheld game devices preloaded with 10 ad-free learning apps.

Both are durable and portable for little learners on the go and are available for checkout to library cardholders in good standing. For more information, stop by during scheduled hours for a free demonstration at the Lockport Branch, 720 Crescent Avenue: July 2, 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Tweens and teens can make 3D art with the library’s new 3Doodler pen at 5 p.m. on July 2 at the Golden Meadow Library, 1403 N. Bayou Drive. Registration is required, so sign up if you’d like to attend.

Visit the library, take your photo with a princess, and hear enchanting stories during the Lafourche Parish Library’s various princess storytimes in July. Bring your camera for photos. The princess will visit the following locations: Golden Meadow, July 6, 3 p.m.; Lockport, July 7, 2 p.m.; South Lafourche, July 8, 2 p.m.; and Larose Branch, July 9, 2 p.m.

Teens can attend video game design camp at the Lockport Branch. Those ages 11 to 18 can attend a multi-session video game design camp focusing on 2D role-playing video games at 2 p.m. on July 11 and July 15. Registration is required to attend, so sign up at the library.

Local author and veteran law enforcement officer B.J. Bourg will sign copies of his book and meet-and-great library visitors beginning at 9 a.m. on July 18 at the South Lafourche Library. Bourg will have copies of his newest book James 516 available for purchase.

Gheens Library will hosts a tiki torch craft for adults. Make DIY working tiki torches at 3 p.m. on July 21 at the Gheens Library, 153 N. Leon Drive. Space is limited, so registration is required to attend. Sign up at the library.
Enjoy the last of summer with ice cream at the Raceland Library. Drop by the Raceland Branch, 177 Recreation Drive, for ice cream, while supplies last, at 5 p.m. on July 21 to say “goodbye” to summer.

Performer JiggleMan brings his zany, high-energy performance to several locations at the end of July to help close out the Lafourche Parish Public Library’s Summer Reading Program. Performances are free and are scheduled for the following locations:

- Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center, Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, 314 St. Mary Street, Thibodaux: July 23, 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.

- South Lafourche Library, 16241 E. Main Street, Cut Off: July 24, 10:30 a.m.

- Holy Savior Catholic School Cafeteria, 201 Church Street, Lockport: July 24, 2 p.m.