Ouachita Parish Public Library, Main Branch
1800 Stubbs Avenue, Monroe
The Ouachita Parish Public Library’s summer reading challenge will kick-off at SummerFest from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM on May 18 at the Main Branch Library. SummerFest is free to the public.
The 2019 summer reading challenge theme is “Universe of Stories.” Adults, teens and children alike are invited to attend space-themed programs and read out-of-this-world books during the summer. Patrons can win prizes for attending programs, reading books and participating in other summer reading challenge activities.
After registering for the summer reading challenge at SummerFest, grab a free snow cone (while supplies last) and groove to live bands, Six O’Clock Traffic and The Bad Monkey Brass Band. Children’s booths will feature hands-on STEM activities and a jumper, while teens can launch rockets in the teens-only area. Children can snack on free Moon Pies (while supplies last). Everyone is invited to pack a picnic or purchase meals from local food trucks. Please bring your own lawn chairs and blankets for seating.
Both the bookmobile and the Main Branch Library (1800 Stubbs Avenue, Monroe) will be open for patrons to check out books and get started on the summer reading challenge.