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WALK ON THE WILD SIDE THIS SUMMER AT YOUR LIBRARY!

Summer Experience 2021:  June 1 - July 31

Are you ready to explore the animal kingdom this summer at your Lafourche Parish Public Library?  Our 2021 Summer Experience is headed to a library branch near you this June and July to the theme of "Tails and Tales!"  

 

This year's Summer Experience is a hybrid program, meaning we will have both virtual and in-person offerings for you to enjoy.  Amazing animal adventures await you at your Lafourche Parish Public Library this summer - the fun begins June 1!   

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SUMMER EXPERIENCE REGISTRATION AND PARTICIPATION

 

Our 2021 Summer Experience is taking place both in-person & online, which means that you can participate in the program in which ever way works best for you!  We have a variety of program offerings for you this summer - some in-person, some online - so you can enjoy the benefits of your Lafourche Parish Public Library however your family chooses.

We are using Beanstack again this year to log participation, earn badges, and win prizes.  Whether you participate in our Summer Experience in-person or from home, you will be using Beanstack to keep track of your participation.  See the section below for more information on how to use Beanstack

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Our summer programming opportunities will include both in-person, virtual, & take-home options so that you can participate in Summer Experience in the way that works best for you!  See the sections below for more information about our summer programming.

How to Have a Tail-riffic Summer Experience:

Register for Our Summer Experience Using Beanstack

Download the Beanstack app or visit the website to register for our Summer Experience!  Register yourself or your entire family on one account.

 

Log Reading Time and Participate in Activities to Earn Badges in Beanstack

Keep track of your Summer Experience progress in Beanstack to earn badges.  The more you participate, the more badges you earn!

Participate in Programs Either In-Person or Virtually

Branches are hosting a variety of in-person programs, & you can also participate virtually in our online events streaming on Facebook, YouTube, & at lafourche.org.

Reach Milestones to Earn Rewards & Be Entered Into the Grand Prize Drawing

As you log your participation in Beanstack, you will earn milestone rewards that can be picked up at your home branch.  Complete the challenge to be entered in a drawing for a fun prize pack!

BEANSTACK HOW-TO

 
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Beanstack makes participating in our 2021
Summer Experience  both fun and effortless. 
Track your reading, complete challenges,
earn badges, and win prizes!

How to Create Your Beanstack Account:

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  • Launch the Beanstack website or download the free app in the App Store or Google Play Store on or after June 1.

  • Start the registration process by clicking REGISTER AN INDIVIDUAL OR FAMILY.

  • Select whether to register yourself or your child. 

  • If you are registering a family, the parents should begin by selecting
    I AM REGISTERING MYSELF. Once complete, follow the prompts to add another adult or child.

  • To view and log under each family member's name, choose SWITCH READER in the upper left corner of the page. 

  • Select REGISTER next to the Summer Experience challenge and follow the prompts to complete registration.

How to Participate in the Beanstack Summer Experience:

Log Reading Time

Break out the books - it is time to read!  Log your reading time to unlock badges and earn tickets to spend in drawings.  The more you read, the more you earn!

Log Activities

Summer Experience isn't just about reading!  Complete activities by participating in programs, exploring databases, making crafts, and more to earn badges.

Write Reviews

Share what you thought about a book with the LPPL community!  Review books that you have read and logged to earn even more badges.

Reach Milestones 

Earn rewards when you reach certain milestones.  Pick up your rewards at your home branch.  Complete the challenge to be entered in a drawing for a prize pack.

Need Assistance?

We are here to make your Summer Experience a success and we are happy to help out! 
Contact us or check out our Beanstack guides and videos for more assistance.

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SUMMER EXPERIENCE SHIRTS AND BAGS

 

Purchase your Summer Experience shirts & bags beginning May 17! 
Shop early for the best selection - sizes & quantities are limited. 

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CHILD SHIRT

Available in the following sizes:

  • Youth Toddler 2T - $5

  • Youth Toddler 4T - $5

  • Youth Small - $5

  • Youth Medium - $5

  • Youth Large - $5

  • Unisex Small - $5

  • Unisex Medium - $5

  • Unisex Large - $5

BROWSING BAGS

$1 Each

TEEN & ADULT SHIRT

Available in the following sizes:

  • Unisex Small - $7.50

  • Unisex Medium - $7.50

  • Unisex Large - $7.50

  • Unisex X-Large - $7.50

  • Unisex 2X - $9

  • Unisex 3X - $10

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Your Summer Experience isn't complete without your very own shirt & bag.  Snap a photo wearing your shirt & message it to us on Facebook or Instagram for a chance to be featured!

SUMMER EXPERIENCE WEEKLY THEMES

 

Each week of Summer Experience has a theme, featuring a tail-riffic type of animal! 
Enjoy programs, crafts, performances, & more related to the theme of the week.

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Week 1:  June 1-6 - Farmyard Friends

Week 2:  June 7-13 - Fish Tails
Week 3:  June 14-20 - Pet Pals

Week 4:  June 21-27 - Celebrity Critters

Week 5:  June 28-July 4 - Safari Stories

Week 6:  July 5-11 - Creepy Crawlies

Week 7:  July 12-18 - Fantastic Beasts

Week 8:  July 19-25 - Swamp Stories

Week 9:  July 26-31 - Tails & Tales

SUMMER EXPERIENCE VIRTUAL PERFORMANCES

 

Summer Experience performances are fun for all ages. 
Access the performances on  Facebook
 and our website during the available dates. 

We are wild about Page Turner Adventures and we are excited to partner with them for Summer Experience 2021!  Page Turner Adventures is bringing you eight weeks of virtual content, five days a week, so there's something "pawsome" happening every day this summer!  Are  you ready to participate virtually in animal-themed comedy shows & field trips, create crafts, & mix up recipes, & more?  Click here to learn how you can go on an animal adventure with Page Turner Adventures this summer!   

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Kick off Celebrity Critters Week at your Lafourche Parish Public Library with one of our favorite local superstars ... Harvey Rabbit and Friends!

Our Harvey Rabbit and Friends: Tails and Tales performance premieres on Saturday, June 19 at 11 AM, & will be available to view through August 31! 

 

SUMMER EXPERIENCE DAILY VIRTUAL EVENTS

 

Join us online seven days a week for entertaining & engaging content created by our staff!
Watch on 
Facebook, YouTube, and our website.   

MONDAYS AT 4 PM
Out and About Lafourche
 

Travel on a virtual field trip with our staff to exciting locales around Lafourche Parish.

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TUESDAYS AT 10:30 AM
Online View & Do Story Time
 

Enjoy themed stories, songs, crafts, & activities with our staff.

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WEDNESDAYS AT 4 PM
@Home with Your Library

Explore something new with our staff in this workshop covering a wide variety of interests.

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THURSDAYS AT 3 PM
The Twitching Hour

Play online video games with our staff on Twitch at twitch.tv/lafourcheparishlibrary.

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FRIDAYS AT 4 PM
STEAM Sit Down Online!

Experiment with STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math) with our staff.

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SATURDAYS AT 4 PM
Bedtime Story Time

Relax before bed as a family with soothing stories & songs with our staff.

SUNDAYS AT 9 AM
Staff Shares Sunday

Discover new things to love as our staff share their favorite "library things" with you.

SUMMER EXPERIENCE GUEST ARTIST IN-BRANCH WORKSHOPS

 

Join local artists for in-branch art workshops.
Space is limited.  Registration required.

Workshops for Kids

(For Ages 8-12.  Registration required for all workshops.)

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BIRD MARIONETTE WITH JESSICA DUET

Craft a delightful bird marionette that walks and pecks with simple controls and is small enough for little hands with local artist & LPPL staff member Jessica Duet. 

  • Bayou Blue:  June 22 at 10 AM & 1 PM

  • Choctaw:  June 23 at 10 AM & 1 PM

  • Gheens:  June 28 at 10 AM & 1 PM

  • Golden Meadow:  June 17 at 10 AM & 1 PM

  • Larose:  June 15 at 10 AM & 1 PM

  • Lockport:  June 16 at 10 AM & 1 PM

  • Raceland:  June 24 at 10 AM & 1 PM

  • South Lafourche:  June 14 at 10 AM & 1 PM

  • Thibodaux:  June 21 at 10 AM & 1 PM

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POP ART WITH KRISTEN ANGELETTE

Create eye-popping art with bubble wrap and dowel rods & go wild with dotty dandelions and bunnies with local artist & LPPL staff member Kristen Angelette.

  • Bayou Blue:  July 6 at 10 AM & 1 PM

  • Choctaw:  July 12 at 10 AM & 1 PM

  • Gheens:  July 7 at 10 AM & 1 PM

  • Golden Meadow:  June 29 at 10 AM & 1 PM

  • Larose:  July 14 at 10 AM & 1 PM

  • Lockport:  June 30 at 10 AM & 1 PM

  • Raceland:  July 1 at 10 AM & 1 PM

  • South Lafourche:  July 8 at 10 AM & 1 PM

  • Thibodaux:  July 13 at 10 AM & 1 PM

POM POM PEACOCK WITH MISSY LIRETTE

Create a colorful peacock based on a character from Birds of a Feather by Sita Singh while learning a lesson about self-acceptance in this workshop with local drama coach Missy Lirette.   

  • Bayou Blue:  July 14 at 3 PM

  • Choctaw:  July 15 at 1 PM

  • Golden Meadow:  July 12 at 1 PM

  • Larose:  July 13 at  1 PM

  • Lockport:  July 13 at 3 PM

  • Raceland:  July 14 at 1 PM

  • South Lafourche:  July 12 at 3 PM

  • Thibodaux:  July 15 at 3 PM

Workshops for Teens

(For Ages 13-18.  Registration required for all workshops.)

GYO-TAKU PRINTING WITH TISA HILL

Create a unique multimedia work of art using actual fish to create prints with local art educator Tisa Hill.  Customize designs with watercolor and pastel chalk while learning about Louisiana’s state fish, the sac au lait. 

  • Bayou Blue:  June 9 at 3 PM

  • Choctaw:  June 10 at 1 PM

  • Golden Meadow:  June 7 at 1 PM

  • Larose:  June 8 at  1 PM

  • Lockport:  June 8 at 3 PM

  • Raceland:  June 9 at 1 PM

  • South Lafourche:  June 7 at 3 PM

  • Thibodaux:  June 10 at 3 PM

KOI FISH RESIST PAINTING WITH KATIE CHERAMIE

Learn about the wax crayon resist art technique to paint a tranquil koi fish scene with local artist & LPPL staff member Katie Cheramie.  Then customize your design with watercolors and 3D paper flowers.

  • Bayou Blue:  June 30 at 10 AM & 1 PM

  • Choctaw:  July 7 at 10 AM & 1 PM

  • Gheens:  July 14 at 10 AM & 1 PM

  • Golden Meadow:  July 8 at 10 AM & 1 PM

  • Larose:  July 6 at 10 AM & 1 PM

  • Lockport:  July 13 at 10 AM & 1 PM

  • Raceland:  July 12 at 10 AM & 1 PM

  • South Lafourche:  July 1 at 10 AM & 1 PM

  • Thibodaux:  June 29 at 10 AM & 1 PM

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UPCYCLED MAGAZINE BASKET WEAVING WITH JESSICA CASSEL

Transform discarded magazines into decorative woven baskets with local artist & LPPL staff member Jessica Cassel.

  • Bayou Blue:  July 26 at 10 AM & 1 PM

  • Choctaw:  July 28 at 10 AM & 1 PM

  • Gheens:  July 15 at 2:30 PM & 4 PM

  • Golden Meadow:  July 19 at 10 AM & 1 PM

  • Larose:  July 27 at 10 AM & 1 PM

  • Lockport:  July 21 at 10 AM & 1 PM

  • Raceland:  July 29 at 10 AM & 1 PM

  • South Lafourche:  July 22 at 10 AM & 1 PM

  • Thibodaux:  July 20 at 10 AM & 1 PM

Workshops for Adults

(For Ages 18+.  Registration required for all workshops.)

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MIXED MEDIA MERMAID TAILS WITH KATIE CHERAMIE

Dive into summer with a mixed media mermaid project!  Use markers, glitter, and aquarium rocks to create a unique mermaid painting with local artist & LPPL staff member Katie Cheramie. 

  • Bayou Blue:  June 16 at 10 AM & 1 PM

  • Choctaw:  June 14 at 10 AM & 1 PM

  • Gheens:  June 23 at 10 AM & 1 PM

  • Golden Meadow:  June 21 at 10 AM & 1 PM

  • Larose:  June 28 at 10 AM & 1 PM

  • Lockport:  June 22 at 10 AM & 1 PM

  • Raceland:  June 17 at 10 AM & 1 PM

  • South Lafourche:  June 24 at 10 AM & 1 PM

  • Thibodaux:  June 15 at 10 AM & 1 PM

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FISH PAINTING WITH LOU ANNA GUIDRY

Enjoy a relaxing art session with talented painter Lou Anna Guidry.  Learn about color mixing to create a fish tail-themed masterpiece.   

  • Lockport:  June 23 at 2 PM

  • South Lafourche:  June 21 at 10 AM

  • Thibodaux:  June 24 at 2 PM

KOI FISH RESIST PAINTING WITH KATIE CHERAMIE

Learn about the wax crayon resist art technique to paint a tranquil koi fish scene with local artist & LPPL staff member Katie Cheramine.  Then customize your design with watercolors and 3D paper flowers.