All programs are free and open to the public.
Children ages 5 to 12 and teens ages 13 to 17 can submit their original artwork for entry into the Lafourche Parish Library’s 2018 button art contest. The winning designs in each category will be featured on a 2018 button, and the winning designers will receive a prize, provided by the Friends of the Library group. The deadline to submit entries to your local branch is March 29.
Children and teens can code, construct, create and have fun with cool STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) resources beginning in April. Each branch will offer after-school STEAM programs for children and teens at least four days a week through the end of the library’s Summer Reading Program in July. Visit your local branch for more details.
Celebrate Dr. Seuss and Read Across America throughout March at the South Lafourche Branch, 16241 E. Main Street, in Cut Off with the library’s Dr. Seuss reading program. Children ages 6 and younger and their families can read 10 books together to earn the child a free Dr. Seuss book, thanks to a literacy grant from TEI Landmark Audio. Space is limited, so registration is required to participate. Visit the library for more details or to register your child.
The Lafourche Parish Library is celebrating Dr. Seuss and Read Across America in March. Check out these free programs:
Children can celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday by having their photo taken while dressed as a Dr. Seuss character and reading a Dr. Seuss book at 4 p.m. on March 2 at the Gheens Branch, 153 N. Leon Drive. Themed-coloring sheets and treats will also be available.
The Larose Branch, 305 E. Fifth Street, will host a special Dr. Seuss story hour at 1 p.m. on March 1.
Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday with stories, silly photos, games, and refreshments at 4:30 p.m. on March 1 at the Lockport Branch, 720 Crescent Avenue.
Celebrate Read Across America and Dr. Seuss’s birthday and the whole Dr. Seuss slate of characters at the Raceland Branch Seuss-a-Celebration at 4 p.m. on March 2 at the library, 177 Recreation Drive.
The South Lafourche Branch, will host a special Dr. Seuss story hour, “Welcome to Seussville,” at 10:30 a.m. on March 6.
The Easter bunny will visit many of the Lafourche Parish branches in March for story hours, photo opportunities, and Easter egg hunts.
Children can take part in an Easter egg hunt at the Gheens Branch, at 4 p.m. on March 23. Refreshments will be served after the Easter egg hunt.
Take photos with the Easter bunny when he visits the Golden Meadow Branch, 1403 N. Bayou Drive, at 4:30 p.m. on March 21. The library will provide a free photo, but parents are welcome to bring their cameras.
Visit with the Easter bunny and take part in an Easter egg hunt at Storytime at 1 p.m. on March 22 at the Larose Branch.
Take photos with the Easter bunny from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on March 28 at the Lockport Branch. Children are also invited to take part in the annual Easter egg hunt at the Town of Lockport’s Bayou Side Park at 10:30 a.m. on March 29. The Easter bunny will also be available for photo opportunities.
The Raceland Branch, will host an Easter story hour at 11 a.m. on March 20, during which the Easter bunny will be available for photos and children can take part in an Easter egg hunt.
Children can take part in the South Lafourche Branch’s annual Easter egg hunt at 10:30 a.m. on March 20 at the library, in Cut Off. Families can also take a photo with the Easter bunny when he visits from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on March 21. The library will provide a free photo, but parents are welcome to bring their cameras.
It’s snack time at the Lockport Branch’s Munch Bunch at 3:45 p.m. on March 9. Children ages 5 to 12 can learn to make a colorful, sweet, Irish-inspired treat – a pot of gold pudding cup – in celebration of Irish American Heritage Month. Space is limited, so sign up at the library, or by calling 532-3158.
Help plant a spring garden in flowerpots at the Gheens Branch at 4 p.m. on March 13. Help plant a variety of herbs and experiment with a composting worm farm.
Lockport Friends of the Library to host book sale at 1 p.m. on March 16. Visitors can provide a $2 donation to the Friends group and then fill a brown paper bag with books, DVDs, CDs, audio books, and magazines. If it can fit in your bag, you can take it home.
Raceland Branch to offer Alphabet Yoga. Children can stretch for literacy and their own good health at 4 p.m. on March 20 at the library.
Decorate Easter cookies at the Larose Library. People of all ages can decorate Easter cookies to enjoy at 4 p.m. on March 28, while supplies last.
The American Red Cross will present its Pillowcase Project for children at 4 p.m. on March 29 at the Raceland Branch. The project aims to help children and their families develop emergency plans and prepare for natural disasters. Those attending will also take home a decorated pillowcase in which to carry treasured possessions.
Posted on Tue, February 27, 2018
by The Lafourche Gazette