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Parish Library Presents Page Turner Animal Adventures

Patrons can stay up-to-date by visiting the library’s summer reading website or by liking the library’s Facebook page. Photo Courtesy of St. Bernard Parish Library.

Contributed by St. Bernard Parish Library

We might be coming to the “tail end” of our 2021 Tails and Tales summer reading program, but there’s still lots of stories to be shared, crafts to be made, and fun to be had at the St. Bernard Parish Library’s main branch located at 2600 Palmisano Blvd., in Chalmette.

Page Turner Animal Adventures takes summer readers on a jungle trip as our fifth week of activities gets started on Monday, June 28. Summer readers can be virtual contestants when Page Turner and Kenny host the Sofa Safari Game Show.  Next, they won’t be left in the dark when they make their very own Jungle Safari Flashlight right from home! Additional virtual activities taking place will be an interview with David DePasquale, who will share his debut book, a Wisdom of Wombats. Summer viewers will also get to see Jim Hammond, Lion King Puppet master and get to learn about some animal superpowers with Teachers of Nature.

The library is also excited to present a brand new virtual performance by Talewise, an exciting new show that combines storytelling and science to create great STEM and STEAM based programming. Their original show, Unicorns Break the Cage will be available online beginning Friday, July 2 and will available for viewing through August 31. Tale lovers of all ages will follow the adventures of two kids who discover a unicorn…or do they? Tune in to find out what happens!

Week five’s special Sponsor Surprise is presented by Infinity Science Center’s Donna Torres. Torres is the Educational Manager of the center and will present Eight Days Gone by Linda McReynolds. This amazing story gives readers just a hint of what they can explore and learn about at the science center located just a short ride from St. Bernard on I-10 near the Stennis Exit.

Week 6 gets underway on Tuesday, July 6 with double the fun. Monday’s Page Turner Animal Adventures Show Day is sure to give everyone a case of the creepy crawlies when they present the Smallest Show on Earth featuring Felix the Flea.  Summer readers will get to see Page and Kenny put on an actual circus where they will be joined by some extra special guests such as a real jumping spider, the owner and star of Circus Kirkus, and Jonathan Lee Iverson, Ringling Brothers and Barnum Baily’s last Ringmaster! Library families are going to want to pull up their sofa for a ringside seat at this hilarious show.

Catching up for the July 4th holiday, library viewers won’t be spinning their wheels throughout the rest of the week. Instead they get caught up with some crafts when they make their very own climbing spider with Page Turner for Tuesdays, virtual Craft Day. They will also get to hear three-time Emmy Award winning, Parent’s Choice Gold and Silver Award winner, and National Storytelling Network Oracle Award Recipient Bobby Norfolk. He will thrill listeners with his virtual storytelling about the famous trickster, Anansi.

Anansi might play tricks, but there won’t be any the rest of the week when Page interviews award winning picture book author, Candace Fleming. Sponsor Surprise guest reader this week will be Kelly Simpson, owner of Facials by Skin Diva, and closing out not only the week, but the library’s six seek program, will be a virtual show by the award-winning Noise Guy, Charlie Williams. All of the library’s virtual programs can be found on the library’s special summer reading website, mysbpl.org/srp2021 and will be available until the end of August.

Library families are invited to join in Ms. Janet for the last two In & Out story sessions of the 2021 summer reading event set for Wednesday June 30 and July 7.  Sessions are at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Grab and Go crafts are available following the story times.

Patrons can stay up-to-date by visiting the library’s summer reading website or by liking the library’s Facebook page. Information is also available by visiting the library Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. or calling us at 504-279-0448.

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