Library’s summer reading program returns

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Ready to “Imagine Your Story” with the Natchitoches Parish Library’s (NPL) summer reading program? With the launch of early registration for the children, teen, and adult reading programs, participants can be ready to read for rewards beginning June 1! For every two hours read, patrons will complete a bookmark, earning a reward for their progress. After twelve hours of reading, every additional bookmark will earn an entry into a grand-prize drawing. NPL staff will be offering several to-go options for activities, along with several online programs.

To register, visit natlib.org and click on the “Imagine Your Story” banner or “Services,” then “Summer Reading Program.” Families can register together under a single adult so that parents can track their kids’ reading progress. Additional options are available for classes or daycares to register. All you need to fill in is your email, name, age and branch location you normally use (NPL Main or Northeast Branch). If you have registered for the summer reading program in years past, you may log in with that account email and password to access and update any necessary information. You can also recover your account info if you have forgotten it. You will receive a welcome email explaining how to complete the program and may then pick up your bookmarks at your local branch.

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The NPL and Northeast Branch are both currently offering curbside pickup to facilitate library access, with plans to reopen to the public at limited capacity in the coming weeks. Curbside requests may be made by calling the NPL at 318-238-9224 or emailing info@natlib.org, Monday through Friday, 10 am-5 pm, and Saturday, 10 am-2 pm. For pickup at the Northeast Branch, patrons may call 318-471-3280. Digital checkout is available 24/7 through the NPL’s Hoopla and Libby apps. Don’t have a library card? You can get a card number for digital and curbside checkout at natlib.org and the library will mail it out to you!

With the unknown timeline for COVID-19 recovery in our area, the NPL is working to ensure that all Federal and State instructions are observed for the safety of all library users. Plans are subject to change and evolve as more information and orders are received. Visit natlib.org and follow the NPL on Instagram and Facebook for up-to-date summer reading plans for their age group.