Summer Reading Program Kickoff Celebration

May 20, 2006 by

Entertainment and free books and school supplies for the kids!!!!
Saturday, May 20 at Latter Library (5120 St Charles Ave.)
1:00 – 3:00 pm.

Readers young and old are encouraged to stop by the Summer Reading Program Kickoff Celebration at Latter Branch Library, 5120 St. Charles Avenue, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Saturday, May 20. Accommodating librarians will be on-hand to welcome and register all readers. There will be food, stories, entertainment provided by Philip Melancon, and free books provided by Feed the Children.

Kids may join at any time during the nine-week period, starting Saturday, May 20.

Kids of all ages are invited to stop by their nearest New Orleans Public Library branch to register for the 2006 Summer Reading Program. Presented by Shell Exploration & Production Company, the Friends of the New Orleans Public Library, and generous individuals, this year’s program invites kids to read for fun from May 20th to July 22nd. Everyone wins by reading (or having read to them) eight books or 800 pages over the summer. Winners are then invited to a party in their honor July 22nd where they will receive their very own certificate of merit

Throughout the summer, special guest programmers will entertain young people, including singer/storyteller Philip Melancon, Uncle Wayne’s Porta-Puppet Players, and Irwin Royes, the “World’s Smallest Magician.” Special appearances by the pets of the SPCA and the Audubon Zoomobile reflect this year’s Summer Reading Program theme, “Paws to Read.”

Full schedule of events can be found at:

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