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!
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.
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:
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 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:
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!
Summer Experience isn't just about reading! Complete activities by participating in programs, exploring databases, making crafts, and more to earn badges.
Share what you thought about a book with the LPPL community! Review books that you have read and logged to earn even more badges.
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.
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.
SUMMER EXPERIENCE SHIRTS AND BAGS
Purchase your Summer Experience shirts & bags beginning May 17!
Shop early for the best selection - sizes & quantities are limited.
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
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
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.
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
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!
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
MONDAYS AT 4 PM
Out and About Lafourche
Travel on a virtual field trip with our staff to exciting locales around Lafourche Parish.
TUESDAYS AT 10:30 AM
Online View & Do Story Time
Enjoy themed stories, songs, crafts, & activities with our staff.
WEDNESDAYS AT 4 PM
@Home with Your Library
Explore something new with our staff in this workshop covering a wide variety of interests.
THURSDAYS AT 3 PM
The Twitching Hour
Play online video games with our staff on Twitch at twitch.tv/lafourcheparishlibrary.
FRIDAYS AT 4 PM
STEAM Sit Down Online!
Experiment with STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math) with our staff.
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.)
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
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