St. Bernard Parish Library Summer Readers Return to Home Base

Summer readers who have been exploring the far reaches of great books for the past six weeks are asked to return to the home base of the St. Bernard Parish Library, 2600 Palmisano Blvd. in Chalmette, for the last week of activities. Library friends will shine like stars in the sky when they attend the ‘Twinkle, Twinkle’ story craft program set for Tuesday, July 9th at 1 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. and Wednesday, July 10th at 11 a.m. Listeners will hear Eric Carle’s Draw Me a Star and make a take-home constellation viewer. All materials will be provided and attendance is free.

Re-entry into the library’s orbit can get really, really hot and thanks to Chalmette’s Raising Cane’s the library has just the thing to help cool things off. Readers are invited to attend the Cool Down with Cane’s and a Craft event set for Thursday, July 11th at 11:30 a.m. Participants will make a take-home fan and sip on some delicious Canes’ tea or lemonade. 

Readers need to jump into warp speed to finish their activity sheets in time for the July 11th deadline. Late entries will not be accepted on the day of the drawing(s) and winners must be present to claim their prizes. Prize drawings are set for Friday, July 12th at 3 p.m. for pre-readers through 5th graders and Saturday July 13th at 11:30 a.m. for 6th through 12th graders. Readers who are unable to attend their respective prize drawings or who have not completed their activity sheets have until Saturday, August 3rd to finish and receive their reading rewards. Adults also have until August 3rd to complete their bingo games in order to receive their reward and to be entered in their prize drawing on August 6th. Adult winners will be notified by phone. 

St. Bernard Parish Library is fortunate to have many dedicated businesses and organizations that support the library activities. Without the support of our generous sponsors, we would not be able to hold our annual summer reading prize drawings. Fantastic prizes such as food and beverage coupons, brand new bicycles, free admission to area attractions and museums, gift baskets and certificates are just some of the rewards and prizes given to our program. Sponsors to date are: Audubon Institute, Chalmette Movies, Coffee House of Arabi & Nunez, Crave Bar and Grill, Facials by Skin Diva, Infinity Science Center, Kiwanis of St. Bernard-Arabi, Louisiana Children’s Museum, McDonalds of St. Bernard, National World War II Museum, New Orleans Paddlewheels/Jean Lafitte Swamp Tours, PJ’s Coffee, Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers, Splash Express Car Wash, and Wow’s Cafe’ & Wingery.

For more information, please stop by the library at 2600 Palmisano Blvd. in Chalmette or call 504-279-0448. Patrons can “like” the library on Facebook to get updates on library activities and they can also check out the library’s website at