Summer readers are making lots of noise at the library and we have just the tale to tell all about it. Page Turner Animal Adventures presents Such a Library by Jill Nadler Ross, aka Page Turner, as part of Show Day on Monday, June 14th. Library families can watch her special performance on the library’s summer reading website by visiting mysbpl.org/srp2021. Links to all current and past shows are available and viewers can watch them as many times as they like from wherever they are!
The virtual Such a Library presentation kicks off the library’s third week of activities. Library friends of all ages can enjoy tons of virtual programming every day of the week from crafts to author-illustrator interviews, to special guest and virtual artist visits. The St. Bernard Parish Library invites families to visit the library on Wednesday, June 16th at either 11 a.m. or 1 p.m. for its In & Out story program. Grab and Go crafts will be available following the storytimes and throughout the week while supplies last. This week we’ll be walking on the wild side of some great trickster tales like Tops and Bottoms by Janet Stevens. Mark your calendars for this tricky program or better yet, stop by the library to pick up a calendar of all of our summer activities. Rounding out the week will be interviews with Donna Gephart, author of How to Survive Middle School, and a Sponsor Surprise video by Samantha Perez of the Japan Society of New Orleans. Our third week will come to a magical ending with a virtual magic show with David Leboeuf.
Week 4 will start Monday, June 21st with a star-studded virtual gala, the Pawcademy Awards with Page Turner Animal Adventures. Animal stars will walk, crawl, and hop on the red carpet as we enjoy Celebrity Pet Week. All week long summer readers will be able to enjoy pet tales, virtual craft shows, and see a new Sponsor Surprise video by Jared Kattengell of Katt Forge, a local blacksmith.
Friday, June 25th library families will be treated to a special virtual performance by members of the New Orleans Opera Association. Summer readers can put on their favorite shorts, t-shirts, and flip flops and hear a variety of operatic tales including one about snowballs and New Orleans in the summer heat! The St. Bernard Parish Library is extremely grateful to New Orleans Opera Education for sharing this free presentation with our summer readers. This special virtual presentation includes songs from popular musicals, well-known fairy tales, and beautiful hand-made puppets. This is a one-of-a-kind musical treat that will allow many families to experience opera from the comfort and convenience of their own homes.
All of the library’s virtual programming can be found by visiting the summer reading website: mysbpl.org/srp2021. Programming links will take patrons to all of the many different online activities. Once a video has premiered, it will be available until August 31st. Registration bags are still available and can be picked up at the library’s main branch located at 2600 Palmisano Blvd., in Chalmette.
Patrons can stay up-to-date by visiting the library’s summer reading website or by liking the library’s Facebook page. Information is also available by visiting the library Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. or call us at 504-279-0448.