Travel the World with Webster Parish Libraries

By Paige Nash

The Webster Parish Libraries announced this year’s Summer Reading Program theme, “All Together Now, Let’s Travel the World!” 

“We are looking forward to another successful program this summer. The kickoff events mark the beginning of the annual summer reading program, and participants receive information regarding the program onsite,” said Executive Director of Webster Parish Libraries System Savannah Brown. “Reading throughout the summer is important for students to retain knowledge and skills learned in the previous school year while school is out. In addition to academic benefits, social-emotional development is fostered which is also important in life-long learning and success.” 

Last year the Summer Reading Program was a huge success. They had a total of 3,760 who attended the program with 158 programs offered. 

Both the Minden and Springhill library branch locations will be hosting their annual Summer Reading Kickoff Events. The Springhill branch will be holding their event on Tuesday, June 6, from 3 – 6 p.m. Kickoff activities will be held at the Minden Main Branch the following Thursday, June 8, from 4 to 7 p.m. 

Every year this event marks the beginning of the annual Summer Reading Program and will feature tons of activities that will surely have all the globetrotters excited and ready to visit their local library branches throughout the summer months.  Featured activities will include Mine Golf (Scotland), Darts (England), Chopsticks (China) and much more. And do not forget one of the more popular highlights of the event- the inflatable obstacle course that will be set up on the lawn.  

While residents are enjoying the fun, make sure and take a break to stop by the registration table. Packets will be available for pick-up and will include all the information and travel necessities needed to get young readers ready for their upcoming quest.  

If you have others plans for that day, you can still register in person at a local library branch or online through “Beanstack” by visiting: .   

Beanstack is a mobile app that can be used to track independent reading time and assists in building a culture of reading in school and at home. This platform will allow travelers to track their reading and keep them motivated.  

Mark your calendars and get ready to travel around the world on a learning adventure as they visit new and exciting destinations. Stay tuned for a schedule of events that will be taking place at all Webster Parish Libraries in conjunction with the 2023 Summer Reading Program.