SUMMER FUN, DELIVERED SAFELY ONLINE

Are you ready to go on an epic adventure, exploring fairy tales, mythology, and fantasy while also having so much fun?  You're in the right place!  Enjoy the Lafourche Parish Public Library programming that you know and love, all from the comfort and safety of home!  Watch spell-binding performances, create amazing masterpieces in artist-led workshops, and have a blast at story time ... all online.  Imagination has no limits when you explore with your library this summer - let's go on a colossal quest together!  

ONLINE STORY TIME

New Online Story Times premiering every Monday at 10:30 AM!
 

ONLINE STORY TIME WITH MS. HEATHER 
The Mermaid's Shoes
By Sanne te Loo

In this upbeat picture book perfect for kids ages 5-6, a little girl follows her dream of becoming a mermaid after finding "mermaid shoe" scuba flippers on the beach, a pursuit that has her searching for the sea at the local aquarium, at a river in town, and elsewhere.
(Premiered 07/27. Story read with permission by Lemniscaat USA.)

ONLINE STORY TIME WITH MS. HEATHER 
The Storybook Knight
By Helen & Thomas Docherty

In this sweet picture book perfect for kids ages 4-8, a gentle knight who prefers reading to fighting arms himself with a book when ordered by his parents to tame a dragon.
(Premiered 07/20. Story read with permission by Sourcebooks Jabberwocky)

ONLINE STORY TIME WITH MS. HEATHER 
Cinderelephant
By Emma Dodd

In this wordplay-filled picture book perfect for kids ages 4-8, a lonely elephant mistreated by her warthog cousins charms Prince Trunky with the help of a furry godmouse.
(Premiered 07/13. Story read with permission by Arthur A. Levine Books)

ONLINE STORY TIME WITH MS. HEATHER 
Unicorn Day
By Diana Murray

In this sweet and colorful picture book perfect for kids ages 4-8, the unicorns are celebrating their favorite day of the year, complete with rainbows, cupcakes, butterflies, and all sorts of joyful things. But when it's revealed there's an impostor in their midst, the party comes to a screeching halt...
(Premiered 07/06. Story read with permission by Sourcebooks Jabberwocky)

ONLINE STORY TIME WITH MS. HEATHER 
Frankly, I Never Wanted to Kiss Anybody!
By Nancy Loewen

In this silly picture book perfect for kids ages 4-8, the Frog Prince shares the baseball story behind his famous tale and it will have you in stitches!
(Premiered 06/29. Story read with permission by Picture Window Books)

ONLINE STORY TIME WITH MS. HEATHER 
Cindy Moo
By Lori Mortensen

In this rhyming picture book perfect for kids ages 4-8, one night on the farm, the cows overhear a fantastic tale.Hey Diddle Diddle, the cat and the fiddle, the cow jumped over the moon! Inspired by this classic rhyme, a plucky cow named Cindy Moo sets out to prove that cows really can leap over the moon!
(Premiered 06/22. Story read with permission by Harper Collins)

ONLINE STORY TIME WITH MS. HEATHER 
Wait!  No Paint!
By Bruce Whatley

In this folklore-inspired picture book perfect for kids ages 4-8, the three little pigs are in their usual trouble with the big bad wolf, until a mysterious Voice gets involved and mixes things up.
(Premiered 06/15. Story read with permission by Harper Collins)

ONLINE STORY TIME WITH MS. HEATHER 
There's a Dragon in Your Book
By Tom Fletcher

This amusing picture book that elicits participation from the reader is perfect for kids ages 3-7, and invites kids to use their powers of imagination - along with some stamping, blowing, and flapping - to save their book from an adorable baby dragon's flammable sneezes!
(Premiered 06/08. Story read with permission by Random House Books for Young Readers)

ONLINE STORY TIME WITH MS. HEATHER 
Once Upon a Cool Motorcycle Dude
By Kevin O'Malley

In this funny picture book perfect for kids ages 6-10, a boy and a girl are given a joint storytelling assignment by their teacher, but they have different ideas of how their fairy tale should evolve. Can they agree on who will live happily ever after? With a cool motorcycle dude and a beautiful princess the possibilities are endless!
(Premiered 06/01. Story read with permission by Bloomsbury USA)

ONLINE STORY TIME WITH MS. ALLISON 
Hippo Goes Bananas!
By Marjorie Murray

In this silly picture book perfect for kids ages 3-7, the animals tell one another about Hippo's strange behavior, and each one makes up something terrible to add to the story until they are frightened that Hippo will destroy Serengeti itself.
(Premiered 05/28. Story read with permission by Two Lions)

ONLINE STORY TIME WITH MS. HEATHER 
Memorial Day Surprise
By Theresa Martin Golding

In this colorful picture book perfect for kids ages 5-12, Marco, who goes to see the town's parade & makes sure to stop by his grandfather's house along the way every Memorial Day, finds there is a change in plans this year, & gets the surprise of his life when he sees his grandfather leading the parade.
(Premiered 05/25. Story read with permission by Boyd Mills Press)

ONLINE STORY TIME WITH MS. ALLISON 
Epossumondas
By Coleen Salley

In this amusing folklore-inspired picture book perfect for kids ages 4-7, a well-intentioned young possum continually takes his mother's instructions much too literally. 
(Premiered 05/22. Story read with permission by HMH Books)

ONLINE STORY TIME WITH MS. HEATHER 
The Stuffed Animals Get Ready for Bed
By Alison Inches

In this charming bedtime story perfect for kids ages 3-7, rhyming text describes a young girl's efforts to put her unruly stuffed animals to bed.(Premiered 05/18. Story read with permission by Harcourt Children's Books)

ONLINE YOGA STORY TIME

New Online Yoga Story Times premiering every Wednesday at 10:30 AM!
 

ONLINE YOGA STORY TIME WITH MRS. LISA 
Miss Turie's Magical Creatures
By Joy Keller

 In this whimsical picture book perfect for kids ages 5-10, a young child explores Miss Turie's exotic pet store which guarantees to have the perfect pet for everyone.
(Premiered 07/29. Story read with permission by The Innovation Press.)

ONLINE YOGA STORY TIME WITH MRS. LISA 
The Dragon & the Nibblesome Knight
By Elli Woollard

 In this silly picture book perfect for kids ages 4-8, a case of mistaken identity allows two sworn enemies―a young dragon and knight―to become friends. But what will they do when they discover the truth?
(Premiered 07/22. Story read with permission by Pan MacMillan.)

ONLINE YOGA STORY TIME WITH MRS. LISA 
Fairy Tale Pets
By Tracey Corderoy

 In this funny picture book, Bob has decided to be a pet-sitter. He just can’t wait for all the cute hamsters and bunnies to arrive! But when Goldilocks asks him to look after her grumpy baby bear, the fairy tale chaos begins... Spot your favorite characters misbehaving in an all-star cast as the golden goose, three billy goats gruff and - yikes! - a troll arrive at Bob’s door. Whatever will he do?
(Premiered 07/15. Story read with permission by Little Tiger Press)

ONLINE YOGA STORY TIME WITH MRS. LISA 
You Don't Want a Unicorn
By Ame Dyckman

 In this silly picture book perfect for kids ages 4-8, a little boy throws a coin in a well asking for a pet unicorn, but he has no idea what kind of trouble he's in for. Unbeknownst to him, unicorns make the absolutely worst pets: they shed, they poke holes in your ceiling, and they make a big mess!
(Premiered 07/08. Story read with permission by Little Brown Books)

ONLINE YOGA STORY TIME WITH MRS. LISA 
Backyard Fairies
By Phoebe Wahl

 In this whimsical picture book perfect for kids ages 3-7, a girl searches for fairies in her backyard and the woods beyond, following little clues and traces of magic. Fairies and other magical creatures can be found on every page, hidden among the flowers, trees and pebbles. But although readers can see them, the girl keeps searching, just one step behind!
(Premiered 07/01. Story read with permission by Knopf Books)

ONLINE YOGA STORY TIME WITH MRS. LISA 
Hey Diddle Diddle
By Melissa Everett

 In this rhyming picture book perfect for kids ages 3-6, spinning a creative and entertaining tale from the original rhyme, this Re-Versed Rhyme picture book is designed as a read aloud tale to inspire rhyming fun with early learners.
(Premiered 06/24. Story read with permission by Flowerpot Press)

ONLINE YOGA STORY TIME WITH MRS. LISA 
#Goldilocks
By Jeanne Willis

 In this hilarious cautionary tale perfect for kids of all ages, everyone loves Goldilocks’ hilarious online videos, but in her quest to get more likes, more laughs and more hits, she tries something a little more daring: stealing porridge #pipinghot, breaking chairs #fun, and using someone else’s bed #sleep. What will Daddy Bear do when he sees that online?
(Premiered 06/17. Story read with permission by Andersen Press)

ONLINE YOGA STORY TIME WITH MRS. LISA 
There Was an Old Dragon Who Swallowed a Knight
By Penny Parker Klostermann

 In this colorful picture book that is perfect for kids ages 3-7, meet the old dragon who swallows pretty much an entire kingdom! Will he ever learn a little moderation?! This rollicking rhyme is full to bursting with sight gags, silly characters, and plenty of burps!
(Premiered 06/10. Story read with permission by Random House Books for Young Readers)

ONLINE YOGA STORY TIME WITH MRS. LISA 
Not Every Princess
By Jeffrey Bone & Lisa Bone

 This colorful picture book perfect for kids ages 4-8, encourages the reader to imagine what one could be, despite others' expectations, after listing activities that are stereotypically, but not always, attributed to princesses, fairies, pirates, superheroes, and more.
(Premiered 06/03. Story read with permission by Magination Press)

ONLINE YOGA STORY TIME WITH MRS. LISA 
Zoo Zen:  A Yoga Story for Kids
By Kristen Fischer

 In this attention-grabbing rhyming story perfect for kids ages 4-8, Lyla learns yoga poses & gets some tips from the animals at the zoo as she observes one bear, two snakes and more.
(Premiered 05/27. Story read with permission by Sounds True)

ONLINE YOGA STORY TIME WITH MRS. LISA 
I Am Yoga
By Susan Verde

 In this feel-good picture book perfect for kids ages 4-8, a young girl imagines herself as a tree touching the sky, a playful dog, a warrior, and more while practicing yoga poses and relaxing and seeing how she fits into the world.
(Premiered 05/20. Story read with permission by Abrams Books)

ONLINE VIEW & DO STORY TIME

New Online View & Do Story Times premiering every Friday at 10:30 AM!
Pick up your View & Do crafting supplies at any branch starting the Monday of the story time premiere. Then tune in on Friday to create your masterpiece!

 

ONLINE VIEW & DO STORY TIME WITH MS. ALLISON 
Take Care, Good Knight
By Shelley Thomas

Knight Shield Craft Demo

In this humorous picture book, perfect for kids ages 3-5, the three little dragons have agreed to take care of the old wizard's cats while he is away, but their inability to read his instructions causes problems until their friend, the Good Knight, saves the day.
(Premiered 07/24. Story read with permission by Dutton Books for Young Readers)

ONLINE VIEW & DO STORY TIME WITH MS. ALLISON 
The Great Fairy Tale Disaster
By David Conway

Howling Wolf Craft Demo

In this fanciful fractured fairy tale perfect for kids ages 3-7, the Big Bad Wolf is fed up with blowing down the Three Little Pigs' houses. So off he goes in search of a new fairy tale to be in! Wearing the ball gown in Cinderella didn't work because "wolves don't wear dresses!", climbing up the beanstalk and seeing the giant's huge feet scared the wolf, and "yuck" getting kissed by the prince in Sleeping Beauty is not for the wolf at all! As the wolf runs from page to page the whole book of fairy tales becomes a great mixed-up mess! Children will enjoy spotting all of their favorite characters in this hilarious twisted-fairy tale adventure!
(Premiered 07/17. Story read with permission by Tiger Tales)

ONLINE VIEW & DO STORY TIME WITH MS. ALLISON 
Goodnight Unicorn
By Karla Oceanak

Unique Unicorn Craft Demo

In this magical picture book, as night falls in the enchanted forest, the unicorns and their friends gather to get ready for bed. Say goodnight to all the types of unicorns — the pearly-whites, the foals, the oldens, the fluffies, the jet-blacks, the cuties, and more — as well as the wonderful beings who attend them, from rainbows and fairies to baby dragons and, of course, the full moon.
(Premiered 07/10. Story read with permission by Bailiwick Press)

ONLINE VIEW & DO STORY TIME WITH MS. ALLISON 
Princess Wannabe
By Leslie Lammle

Royal Wand Craft Demo

In this refreshing modern fairy tale picture book perfect for kids ages 4-8, Fern just wants to know what it's like to be a princess—and she wants to find out for herself! With the help of a little fairy dust, Fern gets her wish. Follow Fern as she journeys into her favorite fairy tales to discover what the life of a princess is really like.
(Premiered 07/03. Story read with permission by Harper Collins)

ONLINE VIEW & DO STORY TIME WITH MS. ALLISON 
After the Fall
By Dan Santat

Eggstrordinary Egg Craft Demo

In this inventive picture book perfect for kids ages 4-8, Humpty Dumpty is an avid bird watcher whose favorite place to be is high up on the city wall - that is, until after his famous fall. Now terrified of heights, Humpty can longer do many of the things he loves most. Will he summon the courage to face his fear?
(Premiered 06/26. Story read with permission by Roaring Brook Press)

ONLINE VIEW & DO STORY TIME WITH MS. ALLISON 
Blow Your Nose, Big Bad Wolf!
By Steve Smallman

Playful Piggie Craft Demo

In this amusing picture book perfect for kids ages 4-6, the three little pigs learn a lesson about spreading germs. When they won't lend the wolf a tissue, their houses are blown down by his sneezes! And to make matters worse, they then catch his cold!
(Premiered 06/19. Story read with permission by QEB Publishing)

ONLINE VIEW & DO STORY TIME WITH MS. ALLISON 
When a Dragon Moves In
By Jodi Moore

Fiery Dragon Craft Demo

In this funny picture book perfect for kids ages 5-7, a young boy builds a sandcastle during a trip to the beach only to find out that a dragon moves in after he does!
(Premiered 06/12. Story read with permission by Flashlight Press)

ONLINE VIEW & DO STORY TIME WITH MS. ALLISON 
The Daring Prince Dashing
By Marilou Reeder

Paper Crown Craft Demo

In this silly picture book perfect for kids ages 3-6, a daredevil prince meets his perfect Cinderella and they begin a most adventurous friendship.
(Premiered 06/05. Story read with permission by Sky Pony)

ONLINE PERFORMANCES

Tune in during the available dates to watch our magical Summer Experience performances!

SE20 - Animal Tales Fantastic Creatures

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Join our friends from Animal Tales as they bring you a Harry Potter-themed animal show full of "fantastic creatures!"  View these magical animals and learn about their habitats in the wild.

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Join our friends from Page Turner Adventures for a hilarious comedy
story theater show that will have you in stitches. You’ve been warned - laughter is contagious!

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Join Calliope Puppets for a performance of two classic Aesop's fables about small mice with great power - let's celebrate our power to make a difference!  

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Join our friends from Page Turner Adventures for a hilarious comedy
story theater show that will have you in stitches. You’ve been warned - laughter is contagious!

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Join our friend Roger Day for some STEAM-based learning with a great beat!  Rock the zoo with activities, animal demos, and some of Roger Day’s most popular songs!

Available to View:  Monday, July 6 - Sunday, July 12, 2020

Join our friend JiggleMan for an amazingly entertaining show full of jumping, joking, and juggling!  Get ready to laugh out loud when you watch JiggleMan’s incredible feats and antics!

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Available to View:  Monday, July 13 - Sunday, July 19, 2020

Join our friends from Animal Tales as they bring you a Harry Potter-themed animal show with enough serpents to drive any Slytherin wild!  View some creepy, crawly serpent creatures from the safety of your home and take part in some fun tales.

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Available to View:  Monday, July 20 - Sunday, July 26, 2020

Join our friend Roger Day for his signature songs, which encourage kids to sing loud, jump high, and DREAM BIG!

CALLIOPE PUPPETS:  LOUISIANA TRICKSTER TALES

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Available to View:  Monday, July 27 - Friday, July 31, 2020

Join Calliope Puppets for a cultural program from the rich heritage of Louisiana, featuring two traditional tales of clever tricksters, enacted with lively hand puppets!  

ONLINE ART WORKSHOPS

Join local artists for guided online art workshops.  Workshop supplies will be available curbside at your local branch on the Monday of the week of the class, and will be available throughout the week, while supplies last.  Pick up your supplies and then tune in to create a masterpiece from home during the available dates!

CHILDREN'S PAINTING WORKSHOP WITH ELLEN MCCORD

Available to View:  Monday, June 22 - Friday, June 26, 2020

Join Ellen McCord for a painting workshop for kids, ages 8-12.  Pick up your supplies curbside at your local branch, Monday, June 22 - Friday, June 26, 2020, while supplies last.

CHILDREN'S SCULPTURE WORKSHOP WITH ELLEN MCCORD

Available to View:  Monday, June 29 - Friday, July 3, 2020

Join Ellen McCord for a sculpture workshop for kids, ages 8-12.  Pick up your supplies curbside at your local branch, Monday, June 29 - Thursday, July 2, 2020, while supplies last.

TEEN ARTS AND CRAFTS WORKSHOP WITH TISA HILL

Available to View:  Monday, July 6 - Friday, July 10, 2020

Join Tisa Hill for an arts and crafts workshop for teens, ages 13-18.  Pick up your supplies curbside at your local branch, Monday, July 6 - Friday, July 10, 2020, while supplies last.

ADULT PAINTING WORKSHOP WITH LOUANNA GUIDRY

Available to View:  Monday, July 13 - Friday, July 17, 2020

Join LouAnna Guidry for a Cajun folklore painting workshop for adults.  Pick up your supplies curbside at your local branch, Monday, July 13 - Friday, July 17, 2020, while supplies last.