by Jennifer Smarr

Dive headfirst into the 2022 Oceans of Possibilities free Summer Reading Program at your Rapides Parish Library. Discover a pirate’s bounty of prizes, entertainment, and activities! RPL is accepting new participants now through July 31st at all locations and online at through Beanstack. While you’re sailing the high seas to win prizes, don’t forget to take a break for a few jigs and shanties!

In June, RPL will host a variety of ocean-themed arts, crafts, and activities, including a special visit from Didgeridoo Down Under, and the Harvey Rabbit & Friends Show.

Didgeridoo Down Under (June 13-17) will entertain people of all ages during a super fun, interactive, and educational program that features an energetic fusion of Australian music, and culture. Don’t miss the otherworldly sound of this aboriginal instrument that has been played for over 1,500 years! From June 27 – July 1st , watch the infamous Harvey Rabbit & Friends show with Tim and Laura Allured. This program will feature ventriloquism, puppetry, music, magic, comedy, dancing, and acting perfect for children.

The entertainment schedule for both special guests is as follows:

Main Library, 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Libuse Branch, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Robertson Branch, 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Martin Library, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Hineston Branch, 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Alfred Boyce Wettermark Branch, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
J.W. McDonald Memorial Branch, 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Johnson Branch, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Westside Regional Library, 10;00 am – 11:00 am
Martin Luther King, Jr. Branch, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Whether you prefer to sail the high seas, or just dive right in to summer reading, be sure to check the events calendar at and you’ll be making waves as you discover the Oceans of Possibilities at Rapides Parish Library this summer!

Southern Heritage Bank Home Sweet Home Banner Ad 6.23.21
Bayou Mosquito Licensed to Kill Banner 12.14.20 Banner Ad
Generac Banner Ad for Affiliate Link
Cunningham Copiers