Bugs just one option EBR library offers kids

Hear the Australian sounds of the didgeridoo, or make a long-whiskered fox mask.

Later on, learn about dealing with bullies.

All summer long the East Baton Rouge Parish Library hosts programs for children so the learning doesn’t have to stop.

“It’s the summer, the kids are out of school and needing something fun to do,” said Kayla Perkins, public relations specialist for the East Baton Rouge Parish Library.

Every week over June, July and August, libraries in East Baton Rouge Parish will present lessons, craft sessions and story hours for children and their parents.

“They have fun,” Perkins said. “They have so many options at so many different branches.”

Parents can search the library calendar at http://www.ebrpl.com for events or pick up a copy of The Source, the library’s monthly newsletter, for a list.

Children, parents and adults can also join the annual Summer Reading Program. By logging their reads throughout the summer, participants can earn prizes. Children can get prizes and coupons for goodies from area businesses. Teens can earn a backpack, water bottle and chances at other prizes. For adults, the prizes become more practical, including a book tote bag and a coupon for the library’s book store, Recycled Reads.