African-American Read-In

Children are invited to participate in or watch one of our African-American Read-In programs this February! For more information, call the individual library branch.

Carver Branch:

Join us for our African-American Read-In Thursday, February 21, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. We will share poems and stories by African-American authors. For more information or to register, call (225) 389-7460.

Delmont Gardens Branch:

Children are invited to participate by signing up to read a selection of literature by an African-American author, or just come be a part of the audience on Thursday, February 21, at 4:30 p.m. Selections can be read individually or as part of a group. Stop by the Children’s Room to select a poem or prose piece from our collection or call (225) 354-7060 to sign up.

Eden Park Branch:

We will have an African-American Read-In on Sunday, February 10, from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Children 6-11 will read selected short poems by African-American poets. We want to hear your voice! For more information or to register, call (225) 231-3260.

Greenwell Springs Road Regional Branch:

Area schools will participate, with up to fifty participants on Tuesday, February 5, at 10:30 a.m. For more information or to register, call (225) 274-4460.

Jones Creek Regional Branch:

Stop and read Mondays through Thursdays at 5:00 p.m. in the month of February. Children’s Room staff or guest speakers will read a book or tell a story to the children present. Each book/story will either be by an African-American author or have African-American characters. For more information or to register, call (225) 756-1160

River Center Branch:

Selections from prominent African-American authors and poets will be read in celebration of African-American literature on Tuesday, February 19, at 10:00 a.m. For more information or to register, call (225) 389-4959.

To find African-American History Month resources, please visit our InfoGuide.

African American InfoGuide

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