The St. Martin Parish Library reopening schedule was announced this week. Staff will return to the library on Monday, May 18 and all branches will be open to the public on Monday, June 1. Any items returned during this time will be quarantined for 72 hours before shelving. Social distancing will be observed, all people entering the library will be required to wear a mask, and only 25% of the building capacity will be allowed in each branch at one time according to recommendations by the state fire marshal.

The 2020 Summer Reading Program will begin on June 15 and run through July 25. The reading program will offer a mix of in-person and virtual events, take-home craft kits, scavenger hunts, I-Spy games, story contests, and dynamic online performances. Registration will be announced soon.

New York Public Library is hosting a read-aloud of Neil Gaiman’s popular book Coraline. Each day. Each day, a new chapter will read by the author, LeVar Burton, Rosario Dawson or Dakota Fanning. Find the reading schedule and links on the New York Public Library page HERE.

Rememeber, you can alsways check out the St. Martin Parish Library Facebook page for more story times and interesting events. Highlights from this week include photos of the Library Board meeting with Parish President Chester Cedars, “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” read by Michelle Obama, and a giant list of digital board game resources.