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 […]
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, […]
Each month the Causeway, Covington, Sidell and South Slidell Branches are challenging kids to try something new. Explore a new genre with Chapter Book Challenge! Are you up for the challenge? The September Challenge is: Read the first book in a series! Read the first book in a series that has at least 50 […]
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 […]
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! […]
Nursery rhymes, poems, and songs are a great way to help young children develop early literacy skills. Add some finger movements and body actions to foster fine and gross motorskills. Plus, it's fun! Check out our Pinterest Board with video demos of classic and favorite fingerplays.
Author Gene Luen Yang is the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. He is challenging kids to take the Reading Without Walls Challenge. Read more about it here. Gene is the award winning author of books and graphic novels for children and teens including the Avatar and Secret Coder series. You can find his books at […]
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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. […]
The Louisiana Young Readers’ Choice Award is a reading enrichment program of the Louisiana Center for the Book in the State Library of Louisiana. The purpose of the program is to foster a love of reading in the children of Louisiana by motivating them to participate in the recognition of outstanding books. Students may read […]