Several activities for children and adults are planned in May at the Bluebonnet Regional Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd.

For a compete calendar of events, visit and select the library location of your choice.

Here’s a few things in the Bluebonnet library’s calendar:

Name that alligator

Children can help the library select a name for its new stuffed alligator.

Children are invited to have their photograph taken with the stuffed animal from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday and enter their name suggestion in a drawing or a book giveaway.

Tablet tips

On Tuesday, adults can pick up tips on uses of their computer tablets during a class set from 10 a.m. to noon.

Bring your iPad, Nook or Kindle to learn what the library has to offer in its databases. Learn about databases such as Overdrive, One Click Digital, Flipster, Freegal and Pronunciator.

Registration is required. Call (225) 763-2260.

Learning Microsoft Word

Learn about Microsoft Word computer software during a 10 a.m. to noon program Wednesday.

At the Intermediate Word class, set in meeting room 2, computer users can learn about the differences between prior versions of the software program and the latest version.

Equipment will be supplied.

For details, call (225) 763-2250.

‘Mother’s Day’ reading

Children are invited to listen to Anne Rockwell’s “Mother’s Day” at 10:30 a.m. May 9 and make a flowery card.

Registration is required.

Call (225) 763-2260

Schools top fundraising list

Community Coffee recently announced the top fundraising schools in its Community Cash for Schools program, which awards money to schools for collecting its coffee products’ UPC labels.

This year, 833 schools across the region collected more than 3.7 million UPCs.

Top schools in the Baton Rouge area included St. Aloysius School, $2,522.90 and Our Lady Of Mercy, $2,700.

Local public and private schools have earned millions of dollars from the Community Cash for Schools program, now in its 26th year, a news release said. The schools can use the money any way they choose, whether that is playground equipment, computers, educational supplies or other needed items, the release said. The program is open to local public and private schools.

For information on the Community Cash for Schools program, visit and enroll online or call (800) 525-5583.

Contact Southside Advocate Editor Darlene Denstorff by phone, (225) 388-0215 or (225) 603-1998; or email Deadline: 2 p.m. Friday.