Letters for 05-25-2017

Library offers summer programs
Regardless of whether you take
advantage of it or not, you would be hard
pressed to find a government agency
that provides even half the benefit for
residents young and old than what’s
offered through the Union Parish Library.
There are rows and rows of shelves
with books for persons of all ages that
you would. But the library offers much
In addition to thousands and
thousands of books, the library offers
free movie rentals and board games.
They even offer e-readers, electronic
tablets on which you can download – for
free, of course – both contemporary and
classic books that make reading on the
go something easy to achieve.
Among the most valuable service they
provide, though, comes each summer
with programs offered for both students
and adults. Specific programs targeting
preschool, elementary and tweens, or
students 10-15 years old, activities and
programs provide the opportunity to
keep their minds active when they are
away from the classroom.
This is a snapshot of the programs
offered next week, some beginning as
early as next week.
“Makerspace Monday” will be an
activity time between 10 a.m. and noon
and 2-4 p.m. in which students are
urged to imagine, invent, create and
build using tools ranging from Lego to
art and craft supplies while applying
STEAM principles – Science, Technology,
Engineering, Arts and Mathematics.
Tuesday’s program is “Build A Better
World,” from 10 a.m. until noon, with a
different occupational focus each week,
ranging from law enforcement officers
to archaeologist.
“Wild and Wacky Wednesdays” at Lake
D’Arbonne State Park from 10 a.m. until
noon will feature an outdoor story time
and interactive activities.
Activities on Thursdays will focus on
teens with the “Summer of Service”
program offered from 1-3 p.m., teaching
skills needed for hands-on projects for
12 area organizations.
“Friday Flicks” from 2-4 p.m. will
feature family-oriented “movies with a
‘better world’ message,” ranging from
“The Jungle Book” to “Finding Dory.”
These activities will be available
through the last week of July.
For more information, go to the Union
Parish Library page on Facebook.
Or better yet, go by the library and
see for yourself all it has to offer you
and your children.