Summer Fun runs through July 20th, sign up now!

June 1st, 2019

Summer Fun runs through July 20th, sign up now!


Summer Fun offers hundreds of free events for all ages and chances for everyone to earn and win prizes from June 1 – July 20.

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Summer Fun Events

Just a few of the many free and fun events include:
Children's Events:
• Michelle’s Magical Poodles Programs
• Magic Shows with Irwin Royes “The World’s Smallest Magician”
• Professor Universe

Teen Events:
• Nintendo Switch Gaming Sessions
• Simple Coding with Ozobots Coding Robots
• Crafting with Heat-Fused Perler Beads

Adult Events:
• History of the Cocktail Presentations
• Bob Ross Paint Party
• New Orleans Street Name Spelling Bee

See the Full schedule of Library events.

Summer Fun Prizes, Raffles

Registration Prize: Everyone who signs up for Summer Fun will earn a registration prize.
Reading Challenge: Children and teens can earn prizes and raffle tickets each time they read or are read to for 200 minutes, up to 1,000 minutes.
BINGO Challenge: All ages can earn raffle tickets by completing activities and getting BINGO on their Summer Fun BINGO card. (Also available at any Library location.)


Adult Writing Contest Winners

1st Place: Russell MacClaren, The Power of Reading
2nd Place: Gilbert Estrada, A Summer Season
3rd Place: Sarah Waits, Mississippi, U.S.A.

Winners’ Reading Night will be Tuesday, July 16 from 6pm - 7:30pm at Mid-City Library.

Summer Fun is sponsored by the Friends of the New Orleans Public Library.

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