Reading Levels

Parents often ask us about the reading level of books, either generically or specifically the Lexile number or other ratings. Scholastic has a short and straightforward article that explains the different level ratings. There's always the Five Finger Rule. Choose a book that you think you will enjoy. Read the second page. Hold up a finger […]

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Letters About Literature

Does your middle-junior-high school student have a favorite book? A book that "changed their life"? Well the Library of Congress has a great program that connects kids to authors that are important to them.  "Letters About Literature is a reading and writing contest for students in grades 4-12. Students are asked to read a book, […]

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Underwear Fair!

We are collecting donations of packages of new underwear for boys or girls in sizes 4-16. Donations will be sent to public elementary schools to give out when emergencies happen. Drop off from September 11-16 at any of the Library’s branches. *For each package of underwear donated, you can have $1.00 of fines waived. FUN EVENTS […]

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Star Wars Reads Day

This October, join millions of Star Wars fans around the world and discover how every page is a journey. Set to return for its sixth year, Star Wars Reads celebrates reading with multiple events and activities. Star Wars Reads Celebration at St. Tammany Parish Library Good Night Darth Vader StoryWalk® at the Northlake Nature Center Read Star Wars books! […]

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1000 Books Before Kindergarten

The St. Tammany Parish Library encourages families to read 1,000 books with their children before they enter kindergarten. We have three tools for you to use to keep track of the books that you read. Use our online app. Download the 1000 BooksFoundation App. Ask for a paper log at your local branch of the St. […]

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