Summer Reading Kicks Off at Ascension Parish Library

Let’s make some noise!  Readers of all ages will rock out this summer as Ascension Parish Library presents our “Libraries Rock” youth and teen summer reading programs. Join us as we explore music, geology, and more. We’ve got it all!  Earn prizes for reading, and enjoy all of the great performers and programs at the library.

Children, from birth to 8th grade, who register for the Youth Summer Reading Program will receive a calendar, reading log, activity log, pencil and a Libraries Rock button. At 250 minutes read, each reader receives a Libraries Rock tote bag, a certificate of completion, and a bookmark.  If you log 500 minutes of reading, you’ll receive bonus prizes which include a free bowling pass courtesy of Premier Lanes, a free meal from Chipotle, and a free movie pass from Malco Theatres. For every 250 minutes read the young reader also earns one chance at a Libraries Rock t-shirt. Drawings are held weekly at all four library locations.  Finally, the reader who logs the most minutes by the end of the summer will receive a special prize for being our Outstanding Reader.

Teens, from 6th – 12th grade, can participate in our Teen Summer Reading Program.  For every teen program you attend and every book you read, you’ll earn points and eventually badges.  After you earn 500 points, you’ll receive a Library Rocks messenger bag, a free bowling pass courtesy of Premier Lanes, and a chance to spin our prize wheel! After that, read more books and attend additional teen programs to earn chances to win one of our end of the summer prize giveaways.

Registration for both our Youth and Teen Summer Reading programs begins Thursday, May 24. You can register in person at any library location or online at  For more information, please call Ascension Parish Library in Donaldsonville at 473-8052, in Dutchtown at 673-8699, in Galvez at 622-3339, or in Gonzales at 647-3955. This program is supported in part by a Decentralized Arts Funding Grant from the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge in cooperation with the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, and Louisiana State Arts Council.