Natchitoches Parish Library’s reading program continues



The Natchitoches Parish Library (NPL) has seen hundreds of children attend its Summer Reading Program performances over the past month. The local library has hosted magicians, puppets and storytellers and musicians at both branches, on the NPL’s front lawn and the downtown riverbank stage. The NPL still has weeks of performances to look forward to. The program ends Aug. 31.

The Dinosaur Experience with a walking, roaring T-Rex is Wednesday, June 30 at 10 a.m. on the riverbank and 2 p.m. at the main branch. It will also be Thursday, July 1 at 10 a.m. on the riverbank and 2 p.m. at the northeast branch.

The following weeks’ shows will be NSU’s comical improv group Out On a Limb, followed by Animalogy, a wildlife program with real furry, feathery, scaly and slimy friends.

The NPL also offers Family Story Time every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. On Fridays through the end of July, children can see Sprout! on the library’s front lawn, featuring a different developmental activity each week, along with free veggies from the City of Natchitoches Mobile Market and a sack lunch provided by the Natchitoches Lions Club.

Weekly classes and events for teens and adults are also offered each week. For a full schedule, visit or follow the NPL on social media.