The East Baton Rouge Parish Library is a hub of activity and resources for kids, teens, and adults alike. Find a full list of East Baton Rouge Parish Library Events and programs offered in May; there is always something new to discover and learn. From storytime and arts and crafts for young children to coding classes and book clubs for teens, to technology workshops and author talks for adults; the library provides a welcoming and engaging environment for all ages. In addition to these events, the library also offers an extensive collection of books, DVDs, and online resources, making it a valuable resource for the entire community.
East Baton Rouge Parish Library May/June Events
Get Ready for Summer Reading!
C’mon, everybody! Join in the fun with East Baton Rouge Parish Library’s 2023 Summer Reading Program, All Together Now! Beginning Thursday, June 1, and running through Tuesday, August 15, enjoy an entire summer of FREE programs, workshops, storytimes, concerts, and performances for all ages, scheduled throughout the Library system. Learn more about our summer events
Track your reading and earn rewards! It’s easy! First, sign up at your local Library location or online at ebrpl.beanstack.org, starting June 1. Then, read books and log them into your Beanstack account to earn virtual badges and completion rewards, as well as entries for weekly prize drawings! There are reading challenges and incentives for kids, teens, and even adults. We’ve got this! Let’s unite for fun events and reading rewards this summer! 1…2…3…All Together Now!
Stem Summer Kickoff
June 1st at 10am – 1pm | Main Library at Goodwood
Kick off Summer Reading on Thursday, June 1, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., at the Main Library at Goodwood! Kids, teens, and their families are invited to join us for demonstrations, presentations, and activities from organizations that use science and technology to make a difference! Learn what’s in the back of an ambulance, build a cardboard robot, take apart technology to make art, experience new worlds in virtual reality, see strange and exciting specimens with the LSU Natural Science Museum and much more!
Write Time! with Boo Milton
May 2 at 6 PM | River Center Branch
Join the Library on Tuesday, May 2 at 6 p.m. at the River Center Branch for Write Time!, a FREE poetry and general creative writing session for adults ages 18-33. Beginners and seasoned writers will enjoy creating poems and spoken word pieces while connecting with other creatives. This event is hosted by media personality Boo Milton with a live DJ and refreshments. Register at ebrpl.com/calendar or by emailing email@example.com.
Coding and Tech Careers Workshop for Kids
May 6 at 10 a.m
Kids ages 5-11 are invited to do fun coding projects and explore amazing tech careers with Dr. Ajayi Anwansedo and CodeNok Sisters, Eliora and Sharon, at the Main Library at Goodwood on Saturday, May 6 at 10 a.m. All children under the age of 9 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required. Call 231-3760 to register.
Children’s Books and Music Series featuring The Kids’ Orchestra
Saturday, May 13 at 11 a.m. | Main Library at Goodwood
Saturday, May 20 at 11 a.m. | Jones Creek Regional Branch Library
Collect new musical skills! Discover new library books! Experiment with new dance steps!
Kids’ Orchestra invites children, ages 5-11, to an experiential program that combines library books with music education. Each month, children will explore a theme as they learn about an instrument, sing a song, explore a dance, and play a game – all inspired by a book in the East Baton Rouge Parish Library collection.
Song lyrics are poems. Poems are literature. Literature comes in a book. What’s the natural conclusion? Songs are books! Come see some examples: Imagine (John Lennon) and What a Wonderful World (Louis Armstrong). Also, learn about rhythm by dancing and melody by using solfege syllables.
In May, there are two opportunities to attend this fun program! See dates and times below. All children under the age of 9 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required.
- Saturday, May 13 at 11 a.m. – Main Library at Goodwood To register, please call 231-3760.
- Saturday, May 20 at 11 a.m. – Jones Creek Regional Branch Library To register, please call 756-1160.
Baton Rouge Concert Band Memorial Day Concert
May 29 at 7 p.m. | Main Library at Goodwood
The Baton Rouge Concert Band will present a FREE Memorial Day concert at the Main Library at Goodwood on Monday, May 29 at 7 p.m. to honor those who lost their lives while defending our country. They will play marches and patriotic music but will also include music appropriate for somber remembrance of those who made the ultimate sacrifice.
May 17 at 3 p.m. | Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library
Join the Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library on Wednesday, May 17 at 3 p.m. for Teen Trivia! Put your knowledge to the test on everything from music, movies, video games and more. Compete with other teens for the grand prize!
Carver Branch Library, 720 Terrace St., (225) 389-7440
Teens can play life-sized UNO with their friends at the Carver Branch Library on Tuesday, May 23, 4-5 p.m. Strategize with your teammates to win!
Scotlandville Branch Library, 7373 Scenic Hwy., (225) 354-7540
Farm Animal Puppets
Kids can stop by the Scotlandville Branch Library on Saturday, May 20 to make their very own farm animal puppet friend to take home (while supplies last)! They can also listen to a story, Duddle Puck the Puddle Duck by Karma Wilson.
May 2023 Monthly Branch Calendars
- Main Library
- Baker Branch Library
- Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library
- Carver Branch Library
- Central Branch Library
- Delmont Gardens Library
- Eden Park Branch Library
- Fairwood Branch Library
- Greenwell Springs Branch Library
- Jones Creek Regional Branch Library
- Pride-Chaneyville Branch Library
- River Center Branch Library
- Scotlandville Branch Library
- Zachary Branch Library