The Tangipahoa Parish Library’s teen summer program “You Are Here” is going on now through July 30 for young people ages 13-18.

Activities include reading for prizes, movie and game nights, karaoke and nutrition and exercise at the Ponchatoula, Amite and Hammond library branches.

When teen participants read five books, they will receive an award, a certificate of completion and a book to keep them reading for fun, even after the summer is over.

It’s not too late to register. More information is available at local library branches or online at

All library programs are free of charge.

EBR plans reading program

“One World, Many Stories” is this year’s theme for the Children’s Summer Reading Program of the East Baton Rouge Parish Library.

Reading logs completed and turned in through Aug. 15 will earn children a reading certificate, coupons from area vendors and a chance to win a special prize from a local business.

Children who are unable to read may have an adult or older child pledge to read to them. The program is open to all children, from birth to age 11.

A complete list of rules is available in the Children’s Division of local library branches.

Teens, ages 12-18, can also participate in summer reading.

For every three books read, teens will score an entry into the weekly prize drawing. Names not drawn will remain in the drawing for the next week. For the first six books read, teens will receive a prize pack.

After completing the program, a mega prize will be awarded to the top reader at each library location.

For more information on both the child and teen programs, call (225) 231-3760.

Submit youth news to or fax (225) 388-0351.