St. Tammany youths dig reading program

By Shellie Savoy

Special to the Advocate

Shellie Savoy
Shellie Savoy

It was a wonderful summer at the St. Tammany Parish Library. The Summer Reading Program was a great success with 8,293 children digging the “Dig into Reading” theme and 554 teenage youths going “Beneath the Surface” to uncover a bedrock of titles.

The summer was also filled with fun activities such as archaeology workshops, dinner theater, Egyptian crafts and a Spy Academy. We enjoyed special visits from performers like musician and author Johnette Downing, Playmaker’s Theatre Director Frank Levy and New Orleans author Dianne de Las Casas.

Due to the action-packed summer and to give the librarians time to prepare for fall programming, youth programming is on hiatus for the month of August. The fun begins again Sept. 3.

Programming from Aug. 15 to Aug. 22 includes: