Summer programming has officially kicked off for the West Baton Rouge Parish Library! We’ve got tons of programming coming up in June and more teen-oriented stuff in July.  And of course, we have our summer reading program going on all summer for all ages from babies to adults!


Summer Reading–Spark a Reaction!

Did you know that if you don’t keep your mind active during the summer, you lose two months worth of learning? This can easily be avoided by doing something as simple as reading. Even if it’s just for fun, exercising your mind can help it stay strong so you’ll come back to school prepared to do well. Our summer Reading Program is designed to help you out with that!

Remember those book review forms we gave you toward the end of the year? We’re doing the same thing this summer. We ask that you read two books from our library. When you’ve done that, come see me at the Youth Services desk and get a book review sheet. Fill it out for one of them, telling me why you did or didn’t like the book and then you can trade it in for one of those nice water bottles we were handing out at the schools.

That’s it! It’s so simple, right? It’s super easy and absolutely free to participate in this program and you’re getting a water bottle AND preparation for the next school year. Come down and participate. I can help you find some excellent books to read.


Rhythm and Soul

The West Baton Rouge Parish Library and the Parish Department of Parks and Recreation are bringing back, “Rhythm & Soul,” the dynamite urban dance duo, for a second year of performances and dance classes!


“Rhythm and Soul” perform at the Port Allen Community Center on Tuesday, June 17 at 10 a.m. with the 1:00 p.m. dance class following at the DOW Westside YMCA, 7520 Louisiana Highway 1 South in Addis. The Port Allen Community Center is located at 749 North Jefferson Avenue in Port Allen. On Wednesday, June 18, the performance will be at 10:00 a.m. at the VFW Hall, 4453 Myhand Street in Addis with dance classes following there at 1:00 p.m. for children, and at 1:45 p.m. for the older crowd. The performances and classes are free and are appropriate for all ages, including teens.

To find out more about this “Rhythm and Soul” and the two guys who run it, please see the blog post I made about them.


We’re adding more programming to our summer schedule every day! Please keep an eye on this page for more information about future events!


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