Webster Parish Library book club lets kids read what they want

For many years, the Accelerated Reader program has encouraged students to read with its points-based goal system.

Jennifer Heard, children’s librarian at the Webster Parish Library in Minden, believes the motivation behind a child’s reading is as important as the reading itself.

“We want them to know they don’t have to read books just for AR points,” she said. “They can read for fun.”

To that end, the library has held a monthly kids’ book club for


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