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Get a “Head Start” on reading at the Webster Parish Library

The kids from Mother Goose Land Head Start Center were enjoying a reading of the children’s book ‘Stuck!’ from Webster Parish Library’s expert story-teller Jennifer Heard when they visited the library Monday morning. 

The story ‘Stuck!’ is a tale of a person who gets a kite stuck in a tree. The more things he throws to try and knock out the kite, the more things end up getting stuck in the tree.

The children were very involved, all shouting “Stuck!” along with the story whenever newer and wackier items would end up in the tree.

In theme with the book, the kids were all given a blank picture of a tree and colored in their own items that they would throw in the tree to get the kite out. 

There are a variety of ways for kids to get involved at their local library. For younger children, there is Toddler Story Time on the second Saturday of every month starting at 10 a.m. There is also the Builders Club on the third Saturday at 10 a.m. where an array of legos, blocks, and more are available for kids to make whatever they please.

Tinker Labs changes things up with different activities every month on the second and fourth Monday from 6-7 p.m.

Of course, it is a Library, so there is also a Book Club for ages 8-12 always on the first Thursday of the month at 4 p.m.

On top of that, there is also an Art Club for ages 8-12. “Here we talk about a new artist each month and create a piece of art in that style,” said Heard. The day is always on a Thursday from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., but which Thursday varies, so stay tuned to the Webster Parish Library’s Facebook page for updates.

“We do these events because we want to help promote a love of the library and show that there is a lot more to it than just books. We have events and activities for kids of all ages and their families, and the best part is it’s all free. We’re here to entertain, help, and provide services to the people of Webster Parish,” said Heard.