Local students featured on library reading trail

The Natchitoches Magnet School students' book, “Never Fear, Sparky Is Here,” is posted on multiple signs along the walking track. The Reading Trail is a joint effort involving the NPL, the City of Natchitoches and Cane River National Heritage Area.


The Reading Trail at Pierson-Mallett Park features multiple installations with pages from a children’s book, along with activities for families to go along with each page. The 0.2-mile circular trail has been updated to feature “Never Fear, Sparky Is Here,” written and illustrated by first-fifth grade students at Natchitoches Magnet School.

NRMC – Dr. Akhtar – Sept. 2022 – 300×250

A tremendous amount of time and effort went into this book. Students learned a great deal about the publishing process while improving their vocabulary and writing skills. Take advantage the cooler fall weather with a stroll in the park on 701 East 5th St. and enjoy the NPL Reading Trail.

Pierson-Mallett Park has half-court basketball, swings, a pavilion, restrooms and multiple play areas for younger children, in addition to the walking track along the perimeter of the park.

The Natchitoches Parish Library serves the public and community through its competent and friendly staff by providing services and programs aimed at meeting the informational, recreational and educational needs of patrons.