On this episode, host Amy Bouton introduces you to Children's Librarian Jessica Aucoin and Reference Librarian Evan Kramer. They'll tell you all about the 2022 Back to School Bash, Saturday, August 6, from 1p.m. – 4p.m. at the Slidell Branch, 555 Robert Boulevard. Bring the entire family to ease back into the school year with your Library by your side!
Special guests include St. Tammany Fire District #1, Slidell Fire — with a real fire truck; professional organizer and library presenter Sherrol "Kay" Schewe from Make My Space, who will offer ideas for making the back-to-school morning routine streamlined and organized; The PopRocks musical duo who will usher in the school year with their upbeat music and fun; Hey Now Productions with a Bubble Party; and Sherri Hansen with Culinary Kids who will demonstrate how to make healthy snacks including energy-boosting granola. STPL Reference Librarians will help parents and students explore available library databases that make school life easier, and teens will take part in a panel discussion by the Teen Volunteer Council that will include a combination lock tutorial. For the first-time bus riders, Touch a School Bus with Mrs. Patricia and Mr. Nick. Their two school buses will be available to board and explore, to give the littles a feel for what the first bus ride might be like, also enjoy the Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus StoryWalk®. The Lake 94.7 radio station will broadcast live for the entire party. Of course, there will be crafts, games, and prizes for the kids! Come ready to have some fun as we gear up for the 2022-2023 school year! This event is free and open to the public.