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April 2023: Blogging with Katina

There's lots to celebrate in April @ your library!

Spring is here, and so is much more to celebrate in April. Your Lafourche Parish Public Library branches will not only welcome the Easter Bunny in April (along with a slew of Easter-themed activities, like egg hunts), but will also be celebrating observances synonymous with Spring. Hop to your library branch to visit with the Easter Bunny and these other fun-filled events.

Easter Bunny Visits & Egg Hunts

The following library branches will host activities with the Easter Bunny and/or Easter Egg Hunts:

  • Bayou Blue Branch Library: Take photos with the Easter Bunny from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 3 at the Bayou Blue Branch Library. The Bunny will also visit story time on April 5 at 10:45 AM and will drop by after-school on April 3 from 3:30 - 5 PM.

  • Gheens Branch Library: Drop by for an Easter-themed storytime at 4:30 p.m. on April 3 with an Easter egg hunt to follow.

  • Larose Branch Library: Take part in an Easter egg hunt at 1 p.m. on April 6 as part of the Larose Branch Library’s storytime. Bring your camera for photos with the Easter bunny.

  • Lockport Branch Library: Don’t forget your basket when you visit for the library’s Easter egg hunt, featuring the Easter bunny. This program, aimed at children ages 0 to 4 years old, will begin at 10:30 a.m. on April 6. Bring your camera for photos with the Easter bunny. The Bunny will also drop by after school on April 6 from 4-6 PM.

  • Raceland Branch Library: The Easter Bunny will visit Storytime at 11 a.m. on April 4. Don’t forget your camera for photos and a basket for hunting Easter eggs. The Bunny will also drop by after school on April 4 from 4-5 PM.

  • Thibodaux Branch Library: Take photos with the Easter Bunny after Storytime at 11:15 a.m. on April 5. The library will also host a special Easter-themed babytime and an Easter egg hunt to follow at 10:30 a.m. on April 6. The Bunny will also drop by after school on April 5 from 5-6 PM.

Celebrate Earth Day at the Library

Celebrate the wonder that is Planet Earth as the Lafourche Parish Public Library offers special Earth Day-themed activities in April.

  • Bayou Blue Branch Library: Join library staff for an Earth Day Storytime at 10:45 a.m. on April 19.

  • Choctaw Branch Library: Make seed-filled paper balls with a DIY seed bomb craft to fill your garden with beautiful wildflowers to celebrate Earth Day at 4:15 p.m. on April 20.

  • Gheens Branch Library: Celebrate nature at 2 p.m. on April 11 by creating a weaved web emulating a spider’s web with natural items such as sticks that you’ll collect. This craft is designed for those ages 10 to 17.

April is Also National Gardening Month

Check out what’s blooming at your library branch.

  • Bayou Blue Branch Library: Have some gardening fun at Storytime at 10:45 a.m. on April 26.

  • Choctaw Branch Library: Families can enjoy quality time planting a vegetable plant to add to their home gardens at 2 p.m. on April 12. Registration is required to attend, so don’t wait to reserve your spot at the library.

  • Gheens Branch Library: Celebrate National Garden Month by making a self-watering planter throughout the day on April 26. Join staff also for a library open house. The library will have various stations with hands-on learning about the different resources the library makes available.

  • Larose Branch Library: To celebrate National Garden Month, the Larose Branch Library is giving away flower seeds to patrons who use the library throughout April, while supplies last.

  • Lockport Branch Library: Teens ages 13 to 17 can celebrate Spring and National Garden Month at 3:30 p.m. on April 6 by painting a watermelon mini planter. Adults can join staff at the Lockport library for some tips on growing a great garden at 11 a.m. on April 17 in celebration of National Garden Month. Participants will pot a plant or complete a garden project to take home.

  • Raceland Branch Library: Adults can quill and plant felt for a no mess, no care, easy-to-grow succulent garden with this National Garden Month craft at 4 p.m. on April 20.

  • Thibodaux Branch Library: Families are invited to plant a seed in a cup of soil to watch it grow at home at a “Plant a Seed” storytime at 10:30 a.m. on April 15.

For more information on other April events, pick up a copy of your branch’s monthly calendar, or check out the library’s online calendar.

- Katina, Area Librarian


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