The long awaited summer months are finally here, and while fun in the sun is top of mind for us all, we’re also thinking about how we can help encourage students to keep reading over the summer.
Make plans to join in the fun during the 2022 EBRP LIBRARY’S SUMMER READING PROGRAM. The East Baton Rouge Parish Library hosts reading challenges for babies, kids, teens, and adults.
EBRP LIBRARY’S SUMMER READING PROGRAM
Dive right in with the 2022 Summer Reading Program, Oceans of Possibilities! Beginning Wednesday, June 1, and running through Monday, August 15, enjoy an entire summer of FREE programs, workshops, storytimes, concerts and performances for all ages, scheduled throughout the library system.
Track your reading and earn rewards! It’s easy! First, sign up at your local Library location or online at ebrpl.beanstack.org or at your Library to start logging your reading to earn virtual badges; completion rewards from California Pizza Kitchen, Raising Canes, Barnes and Noble, All-Star Bowling and much more; and to be entered into weekly drawings for prizes from Nothing Bundt Cakes, Celebration Station, Victoria’s Toy Station, and many others! It’s going to be a whale of a time!
Li’l Ones Program – Ages 0 – 5
The Li’l Ones Program is for ages 0 to 5. To complete this challenge, children need to listen to or read at least 10 books. Once a child has completed 10 books, see a library staff member to collect completion incentives, while supplies last. For every 5 books completed, they earn an entry (up to 5 entries total) into a drawing for a chance to win a special incentive.
Young Readers – Ages 5-11
The Young Readers Program is for ages 5-11. To complete this challenge, children need to read for at least 300 minutes. Once a child reads for at least 300 minutes, see a library staff member to collect completion incentives, while supplies last. For every 100 minutes read, they earn an entry (up to 5 entries total) into a drawing for a chance to win a special incentive.
Teens – Grades 6 to 12
The teen challenge is for grades 6 to 12. Completion requires at least 10.5 hours of reading (21 sessions of 30 minutes). There are 7 virtual activity badges, and teens can gain 22 entries into the weekly drawings.
Baton Rouge Adults – 18 and Up
The Adult Challenge is open to ages 18 and up. Adults must read at least 3 books to complete the challenge, but you can also keep reading and earn up to 27 virtual activity badges and 3 entries into summer drawings!
Sign up for all reading challenges on BeanStack!
EBRP LIBRARY’S SUMMER READING PROGRAM- Entertainment
The Little Mermaid – Petite Princess Company
The Little Mermaid from the Petite Princess Company will be splashing into libraries this summer to celebrate the 2022 Summer Reading Program, Oceans of Possibilities. The Little Mermaid will be sharing stories with us as well as some ocean education, fun with shells and bubbles, sea creature identification, photo ops, and more! Ages 3 and up. Group registration is required.
Eden Park, Monday, June 6, 2:30 p.m.
Main Library, Wednesday, June 8, 2:30 p.m. River Center, Wednesday, June 15, 10 a.m. Pride, Monday, June 20, 2:30 p.m.
Zachary, Wednesday, June 22, 10 a.m.
Baker, Thursday, June 23, 10 a.m.
Greenwell Springs, Wednesday, July 6, 2:30 p.m.
Harvey Rabbit and Friends
Join Harvey Rabbit, Cecil the Orangutan, Miss Laura, and Mr. Tim as they bring fun and mayhem to the library with ventriloquism, puppetry, music, magic, and comedy! It just wouldn’t be summer without this gang’s energy and entertainment!
May 31, 2022
Main Library, Tuesday, May 31, 10 a.m. Greenwell Springs, Wednesday, June 1, 10 a.m. Central, Wednesday, June 1, 2:30 p.m. River Center, Thursday, June 2, 10 a.m. Delmont Gardens, Thursday, June 2, 2:30 p.m. Baker, Monday, June 13, 10 a.m., Zachary, Monday, June 13, 2:30 p.m.
Baton Rouge Astronomical Society
Fairwood, Thursday, June 16, 10 a.m. Jones Creek, Thursday, June 16, 2:30 p.m. Pride-Chaneyville, Friday, June 17, 10 a.m. Eden Park, Monday, June 20, 10 a.m. Bluebonnet, Monday, June 20, 2:30 p.m. Scotlandville, Monday, July 11, 10 a.m. Carver, Monday, July 11, 2:30 p.m.
Join the Astronomical Society for another spaced out program! They return this summer with a great presentation filled with fun, learning, and things to see and do that are out of this world! Ages 8 -11. Registration is required. To register, call the library branch directly.
Pride-Chaneyville Branch, Wednesday, June 1, 2 p.m. Greenwell Springs Regional Branch, Monday, June 13, 2 p.m. Bluebonnet Regional Branch, Thursday, June 16, 2 p.m. Jones Creek Regional Branch, Thursday, July 7, 2 p.m.
Main Library at Goodwood, Thursday, July 28, 2 p.m.
Wink Danenberg – Juggler Extraordinaire!
Baker, Monday, June 27, 2:30 p.m.
Zachary, Tuesday, June 28, 10 a.m.
Pride, Tuesday, June 28, 2:30 p.m.
Delmont Gardens, Wednesday, June 29, 10 a.m. Scotlandville, Wednesday, June 29, 2:30 p.m. Main Library, Thursday, June 30, 10 a.m. Bluebonnet, Thursday, June 30, 2:30 p.m.
Comedy! Entertainment! Juggling! Juggler extraordinaire, Wink Danenberg, will be here to amaze us with his talented juggling! You may even find yourself being part of the show! Wink has been entertaining children of all ages for over 20 years with his juggling and comedy. Recommended for ages 3 and up. Group registration is required.
Zachary, Thursday, June 16, 10 a.m. Jones Creek, Friday, July 15, 10 a.m. Baker, Wednesday, July 13, 10 a.m. Main Library, Thursday, July 21, 10 a.m
Find all the program listings in the Event Calendar.
Summer Reading Virtual Programming
Checkers Library TV – Deep Sea Readers
Join Checkers as he explores the globe! Checkers and his sidekick, Robot, will introduce us to a new animal each week, and each episode will feature arts and crafts, interviews with animal experts, animal book recommendations and reviews, and much more! You can access these awesome fun videos Monday, June 6 – Friday, July 29 through the Beanstack Summer Reading Virtual Programming Challenge at ebrpl.beanstack.org and on our EBRPL/Kids Facebook page.
Page Turner Adventures – Ocean Adventures
20,000 Books Under the Sea! Viewers are transformed into Storyologists when they join Page Turner and Kenny on an epic, interactive quest to discover the Lost Library of Atlantis. Along the way, they will explore Coral Reefs, The Bermuda Triangle, Arctic Waters, and the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Filled with fascinating facts and fabulous fiction, this adventure is designed to educate kids about our oceans while inspiring them to read books AND visit the library! Each week includes crafts, shows, guest performers, and more! Don’t miss out on the fun! You can access this fun lineup of programs from Monday, June 6 – Friday, July 15 by going to our Beanstack Summer Reading Virtual Programming Challenge at ebrpl.beanstack.org or by visiting our EBRPL/Kids Facebook page to access the Web Portal.
There’s something for all ages! Plus, check out the library’s lineup of summer events and entertaining presenters. Discover a new activity, dive into a new book, and support lifelong learning with APL! Get your printable calendar now.
Registration begins on Tuesday, May 24. You can register online at myAPL.beanstack.org or by using the Beanstack app. All participation must be logged online by Sunday, July 31, to be redeemed for prizes.
More 2022 Summer Reading Programs
Chuck E. Cheese – Kids can earn 10 free Chuck E. Cheese tokens for reading each day for 2 weeks.
Scholastic Summer Challenge – Scholastic has a summer reading challenge where kids read and then go online to record the minutes they’ve read this summer. They’ll also be able to take weekly challenges to earn rewards and take part in a World Record challenge!
Barnes & Noble Summer Reading for Kids– This program begins in May and runs through September. Kids can earn a FREE book after they read eight books and log them on the downloadable reading journal. The Barnes and Noble kids’ summer reading program is only available to students in grades 1–6. Only one book is available for each child who completes a reading journal, and the choice must be made from the selected books available at the store.