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Posted on: April 19, 2017

SML Youth Services head to ArtBreak to get kids into reading

KTBS Summer Reading Festival
Library staff will perform as part of the KTBS Summer Reading Festival during Celebrate Education at ArtBreak (April 24-28). These performances are a good opportunity to reach out to local schools and show children the fun they can have at the library.

This year, our Teen and Children’s Departments have teamed up to produce a fun interactive program called “Guess Who.” Two teams of students and a teacher will compete against each other in a game show that resembles classics like Hollywood Squares or The Match Game.

A star-studded cast of literary characters, from Bob the Builder to Doc McStuffins to Curious George, will give the teams clues to help them guess who they are. The first team to answer correctly will get a point.

Characters will be portrayed by students from Loyola Prep and the Bossier Talented Arts Program as well as library staff. Different actors will participate each day, letting the children see a variety of book characters. 

Second grade classes from schools in Caddo Parish, Bossier Parish, Webster Parish, and Desoto Parish will all get a chance to see the show, which will take place at the Shreveport Convention Center.

The library has been participating in this program for many years in order to encourage second grade students to read. This is because studies show that the transition from second to third grade is a vital time in children’s literacy and has a large impact on future learning. The library and KTBS have partnered to reach out to these children and encourage them to read and visit their local library.

This program is also an opportunity to let children know about our upcoming Summer Reading Program. For more information, visit the KTBS Celebrate Education Reading Festival website.

You can also check out the ArtBreak website to learn more about the annual arts festival.
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