2022 Summer Reading Program Begins June 1

SRP Registration begins June 1, 2022 and the first performance is: The Kinders! They kick off our 2022 “Oceans of Possibilities” Summer Reading Program with fun songs, cool characters, and rollicking good-time music for kids of all ages! The Kinders are perennial favorites with children with popular songs like “I Like Being a Kid” and “Echo Gecko”.

This year, the Bienville Parish Library is happy to add the Gibsland Branch to the Summer Reading Program roster of fun! Below is the schedule of times for the kick-off and first performance:

Wednesday, June 1st
Gibsland at 2:00 p.m.

Thursday, June 2nd
Arcadia at 10:00 a.m.
Ringgold at 2:00 p.m.

Friday, June 3rd
Castor at 10:00 a.m.
Saline at 2:00 p.m.

Traditionally, summer reading programs are designed to encourage elementary-aged children to keep reading during summer vacation. Children, parents/guardians and older siblings visit the library, pick out their own books, and start reading and collecting their “brag tags”! We also encourage readers to select books with AR points. Most schools have an accelerated reading program and while you’re collecting brag tags, you can also collect AR points. When you head back to school, you’ll be ready for the new school year!


When you register for the Summer Reading Program you’ll pick up all the materials you’ll need to get started, and “snag” your first brag tag! Preventing the “summer slide” continues to be the main objective of summer reading programs. This reading incentive gives readers extra motivation to read and collect all ten tags. It will impress teachers with how many books/pages you’ve read during summer vacation!

The 2022 Summer Reading Program is designed to help:

  • Children be motivated to read.
  • Children develop positive attitudes about reading, books, and the library.
  • Children maintain their reading skills during summer vacation.
  • Children have access to experiences that further their sense of discovery.
  • Children have access to experiences through which they can learn to work cooperatively.
  • Most of all – HAVE FUN!

Look for the Pull & Post Fridge Flyer in the Bienville Parish Library Event Guide for times and list of performers. You’ll also find all you need to know at your Bienville Parish Library and in the Summer Reading Program brochure!

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