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DIVE INTO SUMMER AT YOUR LIBRARY!

Summer Experience 2022:  May 31 - July 31

Are you ready to make a splash this summer at your Lafourche Parish Public Library?  Our 2022 Summer Experience is headed to a library branch near you this June and July to the theme of "Oceans of Possibilities."  
 
This year's Summer Experience is a hybrid program, meaning we will primarily have in-person offerings with a few virtual options for you to enjoy.  This summer at your Lafourche Parish Public Library is going to be fin-tastic!   The fun begins May 31!   

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SUMMER EXPERIENCE REGISTRATION AND PARTICIPATION

 

Our 2022 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 - most in-person, some online - so you can enjoy the benefits of your Lafourche Parish Public Library however your family chooses.

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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.

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How to Have a Sea-sational Summer Experience:

Register for Our Summer Experience Using Beanstack

Download the Beanstack app or visit the website to register for our Summer Experience starting May 16!  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 the Grand Prize drawing!

BEANSTACK HOW-TO

 
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Beanstack makes participating in our 2022
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 May 16.

  • 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 work toward milestone rewards.  The more you read, the more you earn!

Log Activities

Summer Experience isn't just about reading!  Participate in activities and programs to earn badges and work toward even more milestone rewards.

Write Reviews

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

Reach Milestones 

Earn rewards when you reach certain milestones.  Pick up your rewards at your home branch.  Complete the challenge to be entered into our Grand Prize drawing.

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 16! 
Shop early for the best selection - sizes & quantities are limited. 

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SHIRTS
Available in the following sizes:

  • Youth X-Small - $5

  • Youth Small - $5

  • Youth Medium - $5

  • Youth Large - $5

  • Adult Small - $5

  • Adult Medium - $5

  • Adult Large - $5

  • Adult X-Large - $5

  • Adult 2X - $7

  • Adult 3X - $7

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BAGS
$1 each

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!

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SUMMER EXPERIENCE WEEKLY THEMES

 

Each week of Summer Experience has a theme, featuring something related to our oceans! 
Enjoy programs, crafts, performances, & more related to the theme of the week.

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Week 1:  May 30-June 5 - Boating
Week 2:  June 6-12 - Under the Ocean
Week 3:  June 13-19 - Beach

Week 4:  June 20-26 - Pirates
Week 5:  June 27-July 3 - Fishing
Week 6:  July 4-10 - Pete the Cat
Week 7:  July 11-17 - Sharks
Week 8:  July 18-24 - Bayous/Lakes/Rivers
Week 9:  July 25-31 - Mythical Sea Creatures

SUMMER EXPERIENCE IN-PERSON PERFORMANCES

 

Summer Experience performances are fun for all ages. 
All are "whale-come" and no registration is required to attend.

In-person performances are back this summer!  Enjoy interactive shows by Didgeridoo Down Under, Michelle's Magical Poodles, & Magician David LeBoeuf.

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DIDGERIDOO DOWN UNDER

Experience an energetic fusion of Australian music, culture, comedy, character building, storytelling, & audience participation.  Learn about Australian sea creatures, the Great Barrier Reef, & more, all while moving & grooving to the pulsing rhythms of the didgeridoo!

THIBODAUX
Jean Lafitte Park
Monday, June 6
10:30 AM

LOCKPORT
Town Hall
Monday, June 6
2:30 PM

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MICHELLE'S MAGICAL POODLES

Enjoy an educational & entertaining poodle show featuring hoop tricks, dancing dogs, tips on responsible dog ownership, dog safety, & more.  Learn, be entertained, & have a dog gone good time!

THIBODAUX
Jean Lafitte Park
Thursday, July 7
1:30 PM

LOCKPORT
Town Hall
Wednesday, July 6
1:30 PM

LAROSE
Civic Center Pavilion
Wednesday, July 6
10:30 AM

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MAGICIAN DAVID LEBOEUF

Be entertained by stunning optical illusions & jaw-dropping magic tricks presented in an
engaging style that will inform & delight!

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Jean Lafitte Park
Tuesday, July 19
3:30 PM

LOCKPORT
Town Hall
Tuesday, July 19
1 PM

LAROSE
Civic Center
Tuesday, July 19
10 AM

 

SUMMER EXPERIENCE VIRTUAL PERFORMANCES

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

Page Turner Adventures' shows always make a splash and we are excited to partner with them for Summer Experience 2022!  Page Turner Adventures is bringing you four weeks of virtual content, five days a week, so there's something "fin-tastic" happening every day this summer! 

Are  you ready to 
participate virtually in ocean-themed comedy shows & field trips, create crafts, & mix up recipes, & more?  Click here to learn how you can go on an ocean adventure with Page Turner Adventures this summer!   

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SUMMER EXPERIENCE ART WORKSHOPS

 

Join our guest artists for a variety of in-branch art workshops.
Space is limited.  Registration (in-branch or by phone) required for all workshops.

Ages 8+ Workshops

(All ages 8+ are "whale-come" to register!)

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MINI AQUARIUM WITH JESSICA DUET

Dive into Summer Experience at the library to create an ocean- themed mini aquarium and have some fishy fun!
 

  • Bayou Blue:  June 9 at 10 AM & 3:30 PM

  • Choctaw:  May 31 at 10 AM & 3:30 PM

  • Gheens:  June 2 at 10 AM & 3:30 PM

  • Larose:  June 21 at 10 AM & 3:30 PM

  • Lockport:  June 7 at 10 AM & 3:30 PM

  • Raceland:  June 8 at 10 AM & 3:30 PM

  • Thibodaux:  June 1 at 10 AM & 3:30 PM

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CORAL REEF SEAHORSE WITH KATIE CHERAMIE

This beginner’s level seahorse painting class uses watercolors to create a serene image of an underwater seascape.
 

  • Bayou Blue:  June 16 at 10 AM & 3:30 PM

  • Choctaw:  June 14 at 10 AM & 3:30 PM

  • Gheens:  June 23 at 10 AM & 3:30 PM

  • Larose:  June 28 at 10 AM & 3:30 PM

  • Lockport:  June 27 at 10 AM & 3:30 PM

  • Raceland:  June 15 at 10 AM & 3:30 PM

  • Thibodaux:  June 13 at 10 AM & 3:30 PM

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RAINBOW JELLYFISH SALT PAINTING

Can I touch it? Does it wiggle? Find out by diving into a salty rainbow colored craft using just three ingredients.
 

  • Bayou Blue:  July 13 at 10 AM & 3:30 PM

  • Choctaw:  June 30 at 11 AM & 3:30 PM

  • Gheens:  July 7 at 10 AM & 3:30 PM

  • Larose:  July 5 at 10 AM & 3:30 PM

  • Lockport:  July 12 at 10 AM & 3:30 PM

  • Raceland:  July 14 at 10 AM & 3:30 PM

  • Thibodaux:  June 29 at 10 AM & 3:30 PM

Ages 13+ Workshops

(All ages 13+ are "whale-come" to register!)

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SEA TURTLE PAINTING WITH KATIE CHERAMIE

Create your very own sea turtle painting with acrylics in this step-by-step painting class. All artistry skill levels welcome. 
 

  • Bayou Blue:  June 8 at 10 AM & 3:30 PM

  • Choctaw:  June 2 at 10 AM & 3:30 PM

  • Gheens:  June 9 at 10 AM & 3:30 PM

  • Larose:  June 22 at 10 AM & 3:30 PM

  • Lockport:  June 21 at 10 AM & 3:30 PM

  • Raceland:  June 1 at 10 AM & 3:30 PM

  • Thibodaux:  May 31 at 10 AM & 3:30 PM

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TENTACLES FROM THE DEEP WITH KATIE CHERAMIE

For this mixed media project, we'll create an eerie scene featuring a deep sea creature rising up from the depths of the ocean.
 

  • Bayou Blue:  June 30 at 10 AM & 3:30 PM

  • Choctaw:  July 7 at 10 AM & 3:30 PM

  • Gheens:  July 5 at 10 AM & 3:30 PM

  • Larose:  July 12 at 10 AM & 3:30 PM

  • Lockport:  June 29 at 10 AM & 3:30 PM

  • Raceland:  July 6 at 10 AM & 3:30 PM

  • Thibodaux:  July 11 at 10 AM & 3:30 PM

Ages 16+ Workshops

(All ages 16+ are "whale-come" to register!)

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SALT RESIST PAINTING WITH KRISTEN ANGELETTE

Use watercolors and the salt resist technique to create a nighttime seaside scene.
 

  • Bayou Blue:  June 23 at 10 AM & 3:30 PM

  • Choctaw:  June 7 at 10 AM & 3:30 PM

  • Gheens:  June 15 at 10 AM & 3:30 PM

  • Larose:  June 27 at 10 AM & 3:30 PM

  • Lockport:  June 13 at 10 AM & 3:30 PM

  • Raceland:  June 16 at 10 AM & 3:30 PM

  • Thibodaux:  June 14 at 10 AM & 3:30 PM

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OYSTER TRINKET DISH WITH JESSICA CASSEL

Finding oneself immersed in arts and crafts is a form of meditation to calm the mind.  Crafters choose an animal print or Cajun scene and utilize the technique of "faux" painting onto an oyster shell to create a unique trinket dish. 
 

  • Bayou Blue:  July 20 at 10 AM & 3:30 PM

  • Choctaw:  June 28 at 10 AM & 3:30 PM

  • Gheens:  June 22 at 10 AM & 3:30 PM

  • Larose:  July 18 at 10 AM & 3:30 PM

  • Lockport:  July 13 at 10 AM & 3:30 PM

  • Raceland:  July 11 at 10 AM & 3:30 PM

  • Thibodaux:  July 6 at 10 AM & 3:30 PM

 

SUMMER EXPERIENCE GUEST WORKSHOPS

Join us for a variety of workshops hosted or sponsored by guest artists & organizations.
 

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LET'S EAT FOR THE HEALTH OF IT WITH LSU AG CENTER

All ages 8+ are "whale-come!"  No registration required.

The LSU Ag Center presents an interactive 6-part seminar series, including fun activities designed for children & adults that feature a balanced approach to personal health & wellness.
 

  • Bayou Blue:  June 21, 23, 28, 30 & July 5, 7 at 1 PM

  • Choctaw:  June 2, 7, 8, 9, 15, 16 at 1 PM

  • Larose:  July 13, 14, 20, 21, 26, 28 at 10:30 AM

  • Lockport:  July 13, 14, 20, 21, 26, 28 at 1 PM

  • Raceland:  June 21, 23, 28, 30 & July 5, 7 at 10:30 AM

  • Thibodaux:  June 2, 7, 8, 9, 15, 16 at 10:30 AM

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LOUISIANA WILDLIFE & FISHERIES CASTING WORKSHOP

All ages 4+ are "whale-come!"  Registration (in branch or by phone) required.

Attend this workshop to develop & practice a good cast, & learn to catch more fish with supplies provided by the Wildlife & Fisheries.
 

  • Bayou Blue:  June 27 at 1 PM

  • Choctaw:  June 29 at 3:30 PM

  • Gheens:  June 28 at 3:30 PM

  • Larose:  June 28 at 1 PM

  • Lockport:  July 1 at 10:30 AM

  • Raceland:  June 27 at 3:30 PM

  • Thibodaux:  June 29 at 1 PM (at Jean Lafitte Park)

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PAINTING WORKSHOP WITH JESSICA DUET

All ages 15+ are "whale-come!"  Registration required.

You'll be floating in the bubbles with this undersea themed painting workshop led by LPPL staff member & artist Jessica Duet!
 

  • Raceland:  July 13 at 10 AM

  • Thibodaux:  July 14 at 10 AM

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GABE "GATOR MAN" GIFFIN ALLIGATOR EXPERIENCE

All ages are "whale-come!"  No registration required.

Gabe "Gator Man" Giffin with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries is bringing baby alligators to the library for an up close & persona gator experience!
 

  • Bayou Blue:  July 27 at 11 AM

  • Choctaw:  July 27 at 3:30 PM

  • Larose:  July 25 at 3:30 PM

  • Lockport:  July 25 at 1 PM

  • Raceland:  July 25 at 10 AM

  • Thibodaux:  July 27 at 1 PM

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LESSONS LEARNED FROM SEA LIFE WITH FLOWER GARDEN BANKS NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY

All ages are "whale-come!"  No registration required.

The ocean is an amazing place full of amazing features & creatures.  The coral reefs of Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary, just off the Texas & Louisiana coastline, are no exception.  Join this live simulcast event to discover these reefs, the remarkable sea life that live there, & what they can teach us!

  • July 27 at 10 AM, Broadcasting Live at All Branches

 

GROOVE WITH PETE THE CAT STORY TIME

Pete the Cat is movin' & groovin' at story time this July! 
Join Pete for stories, games, photo ops, & fun.
All ages are "whale-come!"  No registration required.

 

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  • Bayou Blue:  July 7 at 3 PM

  • Choctaw:  July 6 at 2 PM

  • Larose:  July 5 at 1 PM

  • Lockport:  July 5 at 10:30 AM

  • Raceland:  July 7 at 1 PM

  • Thibodaux:  July 6 at 10:30 AM

Pete the Cat story times will replace regularly scheduled story times this week.
 

SUMMER EXPERIENCE IN-BRANCH STORY TIMES

 

Join us weekly at our branches for stories, crafts, activities, songs, & more!
All ages are "whale-come!"  No registration required.

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  • Bayou Blue:  Mondays at 10:30 AM

  • Choctaw:  Thursdays at 10 AM

  • Gheens:  Mondays at 10:30 AM

  • Larose:  Thursdays at 1 PM

  • Lockport:  Thursdays at 10:30 AM

  • Raceland:  Tuesdays at 11 AM

  • Thibodaux:  Wednesdays at 11:15 AM

SUMMER EXPERIENCE KIDS' CAFE MEALS

 

Enjoy a tasty afternoon snack at your library!  All food must be consumed on library premises.
In partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank. 
No registration required.  While supplies last.

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  • Bayou Blue:  Monday - Thursday, 2-3 PM

  • Choctaw:  Monday - Thursday, 2-3 PM

  • Larose:  Monday - Thursday, 2-3 PM

  • Lockport:  Monday - Thursday, 2-3 PM

  • Raceland:  Monday - Thursday, 2-3 PM

  • Thibodaux:  Monday - Thursday, 2-3 PM

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.   

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MONDAYS AT 4 PM
Out and About Lafourche

 

(Premieres 2nd Monday of the month) Travel on a virtual field trip with our staff to exciting locales around Lafourche Parish.

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TUESDAYS AT 4 PM
Talk Books Tuesday
 

Discover some of our staff members' favorite books for young readers.

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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
Craft-urday for Kids

Take part in family-focused crafting projects with our staff.

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SUNDAYS AT 9 AM
Staff Shares Sunday

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