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Summer reading program returns to library

The 2021 Summer Reading Program at the Bogalusa Branch Library is literally going wild.

This year’s theme is “Tails and Tales,” and everyone is invited to participate in the Summer Reading Challenge by reading books with themes such as Bookish Beasts, The Wild Side, Dr. Doolittle and Friends, No Place Like Home, and Read, Connect, Protect. The program kicked off Monday, May 10.

Starting in the second week of Summer Reading, the library will be partnering with the Bogalusa City Schools in their summer program. Jennifer Seals, children’s programs coordinator, will have story times and different guest presenters, such as Louisiana Wildlife & Fisheries and Bogalusa Animal Control.

On the Bogalusa Branch Library Facebook page, Seals and Victoria Leos will be posting virtual puppet shows, videoing local animal helpers, sharing story times, and sharing how the children can pick-up crafts to make at homes. There will also be the chance to win prizes.

After reading five books, children will qualify for graduation, which includes a certificate and a goodie bag of books, toys, other trinkets and special treats. On top of that, each child who completes the challenge by reading five books can enter for a chance to win one of three grand prizes and other goodies.

For more details on Summer Reading, call the Bogalusa Branch Library at 985-735-1961.