Did you know that Storytime begins at birth? Ascension Parish Library offers a variety of storytimes for children from birth through age five. All of our storytimes are fun, interactive, and engaging, and promote early literacy skills. We’ll make learning fun, and your child’s face will light up with excitement as they sing along with their favorite songs and participate in interactive picture books. Storytime is also great for boosting your child’s social confidence, and you’ll be amazed at how much they come out of their shells in just a few short weeks as they interact with other children and with our staff. Children are not the only ones who benefit from the social aspects of storytime. As a parent, you’ll to get to know other parents who have children of a similar age and stage. Babytime is for babies from birth through 18 months old. It’s an excellent chance for babies and caregivers to bond over books. Babytime is fast paced and energetic, and includes interactive board books and a variety of songs and fingerplays for babies and caregivers to enjoy together. Babytime will be held on Thursdays at 10:00 AM from October 3 through November 21 in Gonzales and Dutchtown. Registration is required for all storytimes. Parents can register their child in advance by either calling or visiting the library. For more information on these fun-filled, educational programs, please contact Ascension Parish Library in Gonzales at 647-3955, in Donaldsonville at 473-8052, in Galvez at 622-3339, or in Dutchtown at 673-8699.
Have you ever wanted to try your hand at poetry, but that blank piece of paper made it tough to get started? Blackout poetry combines words and art to make a one-of-a-kind creation using existing text. Starting with pages of writing, cover up chosen words with simple lines or drawings, leaving a poem behind! During the month of October, Ascension Parish Library branches in Donaldsonville and Galvez will have recycled book pages and markers available to get you started. Continue in the spirit of September’s Banned Books Week by turning censorship on its head — use it to create a new work of art!
Want to give it a try? Stop by our Donaldsonville or Galvez locations to create your poem and earn a small prize. For more information, please call Donaldsonville at 473-8052 or Galvez at 622-3339.