Summer Fun at the Local Library

It is easy to have summer fun at the local library.

Who would have thought that so much summer fun could be had at the local library? This fun doesn’t just include reading books. The East Baton Rouge Libraries have a summer calendar packed full of engaging programs for your children during the summer break, from a reading challenge to learning how to fish.

You heard that right! Check out some of the ways you can take advantage with summer fun at the local library, the EBR Libraries.

ways to enjoy the summer at the libraryA summer reading program.

You can’t mention the library without mentioning a summer reading program. This summer, the EBR Libraries have their Oceans of Possibilities summer reading program starting this month! Sign up at ebrpl.beanstack.org or at your library to start logging your reading to earn virtual badges.

a summer that includes readingThere are many completion rewards from California Pizza Kitchen, Raising Canes, Barnes and Noble, All-Star Bowling, and much more. It’s going to be a whale of a time with this summer reading program!

summer fun at the EBR LibrariesHarvey Rabbit and Friends, bringing the energy and entertainment.

This fun crew brings fun and mayhem to the library with ventriloquism, puppetry, music, magic, and comedy. Great way to mix things up this summer.

Main Library, Tuesday, May 31, 10 a.m.                                 Fairwood, Thursday, June 16, 10 a.m.
Greenwell Springs, Wednesday, June 1, 10 a.m.          Jones Creek, Thursday, June 16, 2:30 p.m.
Central, Wednesday, June 1, 2:30 p.m.                         Pride-Chaneyville, Friday, June 17, 10 a.m.
River Center, Thursday, June 2, 10 a.m.                                Eden Park, Monday, June 20, 10 a.m.
Delmont Gardens, Thursday, June 2, 2:30 p.m.                 Bluebonnet, Monday, June 20, 2:30 p.m.
Baker, Monday, June 13, 10 a.m.                                          Scotlandville, Monday, July 11, 10 a.m.
Zachary, Monday, June 13, 2:30 p.m.                                          Carver, Monday, July 11, 2:30 p.m.

An out of this world program with the Baton Rouge Astronomical Society.

The Baton Rouge Astronomical Society is joining forces with the EBR Libraries to bring a presentation filled with fun, learning, and things to see and do that are out of this world! This program is intended for ages 8 -11 and 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.

Summer fun at the local library with The Great Candyland Adventure.

Join two quibbling sisters and other delightful and colorful characters in this original and new Youth Ballet production with music by Richard Strauss. Enjoy watching them all as they dance their way through Candyland. Recommended for ages 4 and up. Group registration is required.

Bluebonnet, Thursday, June 2, 9:30 a.m.                         Main Library, Tuesday, June 7, 11:30 a.m.
Jones Creek, Thursday, June 2, 11:30 a.m.                 Scotlandville, Wednesday, June 8, 1:30 p.m.
Fairwood, Thursday, June 2, 1:30 p.m.                Delmont Gardens, Wednesday, June 8, 3:30 p.m.
Baker, Monday. June 6, 9:30 a.m.                                   River Center, Thursday, June 9, 9:30 a.m.
Zachary, Monday, June 6, 11:30 a.m.                                      Carver, Thursday, June 9, 11:30 a.m.
Central, Monday, June 6, 1:30 p.m.                                     Main Library, Friday, June 10, 9:30 a.m.
Greenwell Springs, Monday, June 6, 3:30 p.m.

Going under the sea with The Little Mermaid.

The Little Mermaid from the Petite Princess Company will be splashing into the EBR libraries this summer to celebrate the 2022 Summer Reading Program, Oceans of Possibilities. The Little Mermaid will be sharing stories with everyone as well as some ocean education, fun with shells and bubbles, sea creature identification, photo ops, and more! This program is for ages 3 and up. Group registration is required.

Eden Park, Monday, June 6, 2:30 p.m.                         Delmont Gardens, Thursday, July 7, 10 a.m.
Main Library, Wednesday, June 8, 2:30 p.m.                             Fairwood, Friday, July 8, 10:30 a.m.
River Center, Wednesday, June 15, 10 a.m.                      Bluebonnet, Monday. July 11, 10:30 a.m.
Pride, Monday, June 20, 2:30 p.m.                                 Scotlandville, Tuesday, July 12, 10:30 a.m.
Zachary, Wednesday, June 22, 10 a.m.                             Central, Wednesday, July 13, 10:30 a.m.
Baker, Thursday, June 23, 10 a.m.                              Jones Creek, Wednesday, July 13, 2:30 p.m.
Greenwell Springs, Wednesday, July 6, 2:30 p.m.                    Carver, Thursday, July 14, 2:30 p.m.

Say Cheese with Dr. Chuck Boeneke.

Does your family have a love for cheese? LSU’s Dr. Chuck Boeneke will be at the EBR Libraries presenting a video on cheese-making, providing a live demonstration, and reading The Stinky Cheese Man by Jon Scieszka. All children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required. Sorry, no groups for this program.

Pride-Chaneyville Branch, Monday, June 6, 2:30 p.m.
Bluebonnet Regional Branch, Thursday, July 14, 10:30 a.m.
Jones Creek Regional Branch, Thursday, July 21, 2 p.m.

Fins and grins this summer.

If you are looking for a summer that includes fun with songs of the sea, then this “Fins and Grins” program is for you. Based on Johnette’s multi-award winning “Fins and Grins” recording, audiences will learn about seahorses, penguins, stingrays, amphibians, and many more marine creatures. From the bayou to the ocean, everyone will have a whale of a good time! Some branches may have limited space available.

Greenwell Springs, Thursday, June 9, 10 a.m.                            Baker, Monday, June 27, 2:30 p.m.
Eden Park, Thursday, June 9, 2:30 p.m.                                    Zachary, Tuesday, June 28, 10 a.m.
Jones Creek, Monday, June 20, 10 a.m.                                     Pride, Tuesday, June 28, 2:30 p.m.
Fairwood, Monday, June 20, 2:30 p.m.                 Delmont Gardens, Wednesday, June 29, 10 a.m.
Carver, Tuesday, June 21, 10 a.m.                            Scotlandville, Wednesday, June 29, 2:30 p.m.
River Center, Tuesday, June 21, 2:30 p.m.                        Main Library, Thursday, June 30, 10 a.m.
Central, Monday, June 27, 10 a.m.                                  Bluebonnet, Thursday, June 30, 2:30 p.m.

Juggling entertainment with Wink Danenberg, Juggler Extraordinaire!

The Juggler Extraordinaire, Wink Danenberg, will be at the EBR Libraries to amaze us all 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.

Pig out on Reading with Daisy the Reading Pig.

Daisy the Reading Pig probably has the world’s largest collection of ‘pig’ books and is the “most famous pig in the whole world”. Farmer Minor will be at the EBR Libraries telling stories about Daisy’s formative years (all true) with Farmer & Mrs. Minor and shares many of her favorite pig books. Group registration is required.

Main Library, Monday, June 20, 10 a.m.                         River Center, Thursday, June 23, 2:30 p.m.
Delmont Gardens, Monday, June 20, 2:30 p.m.                             Baker, Monday, June 27, 10 a.m.
Bluebonnet, Tuesday, June 21, 10 a.m.                           Scotlandville, Monday, June 27, 2:30 p.m.
Fairwood, Tuesday, June 21, 2:30 p.m.                                 Eden Park, Tuesday, June 28, 10 a.m.
Central, Wednesday, June 22, 10 a.m.                           Jones Creek, Tuesday, June 28, 2:30 p.m.
Pride, Wednesday, June 22, 2:30 p.m.                 Greenwell Springs, Wednesday, June 29,10 a.m.
Carver, Thursday, June 23, 10 a.m.                                  Zachary, Wednesday, June 29, 2:30 p.m.

Dancing into some summer fun.

Cangelosi Dance Project presents their annual summer dance performance with choreography by Kris Cangelosi, performed by her company in a variety of jazz, modern and ballet styles. This is recommended for ages 5 and up. Group registration required.

Bluebonnet Regional Branch, Thursday, June 23 at 10 a.m.
Main Library at Goodwood, Thursday, June 23 at 3 p.m

One way to catch the summer fun, with Casting Out!

Join some of the EBR Library locations for Casting Out! In their fun and educational collaboration with Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries, children will learn how to cast and catch a fish!

Eden Park Branch, Thursday, June 23, 4:30 p.m.
Jones Creek Regional Branch, Saturday, June 9, 3 p.m

Don’t miss out on all the library fun.

Take it from us, you don’t want to miss out on all this summer fun at the local library. The EBR Libraries have a lot to offer!

Clair is a former science teacher turned stay at home mommy to 3 kids, Ryleigh (6), Brady (5) and Chloe (1). She is originally from Mississippi and moved to Louisiana after meeting her husband at Mississippi College. She can’t imagine living anywhere else now. The culture here in Louisiana is the best: from the great food to cheering on the LSU Tigers. Her background in science has her loving to incorporate all things science while at home with her kids. This has led her to the world of blogging! Her blog, The Sprouting Minds, includes all things ‘mommy’ as well as those engaging kid activities. She hopes she can spread the love of science to other families as well as encourage mothers along the way.

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