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Summer is here, and while you may be in vacation mode, Ascension Parish Library wants to keep everyone’s minds active with our 2022 Summer Reading Program, Oceans of Possibilities

There’s something for all ages! Plus, check out the library’s lineup of summer events and entertaining presenters. Discover a new activity, dive into a new book, and support lifelong learning with APL! Get your printable calendar now. 

Registration begins on Tuesday, May 24. You can register online at myAPL.beanstack.org or by using the Beanstack app. All participation must be logged online by Sunday, July 31, to be redeemed for prizes.

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Kids (0-11 years)

Read to Me kids ages birth-5 years will earn prizes based on the number of books that are read to you. Kids ages 6-11 years will earn prizes based on the number of books, magazines, or audiobooks that you read or listen to.

After registering, visit any Ascension Parish Library location to receive a summer reading calendar, reading log, pencil, button, and an Oceans of Possibilities kids bookmark.

After completion (20 books logged for Read to Me or 5 books logged for kids ages 6-11), visit any Ascension Parish Library location to receive a certificate, an Oceans of Possibilities tote bag, one pick from our prize bin, one free bowling pass to Premier Lanes, one Raising Cane's free Kids Combo bookmark, and one Chick-fil-A gift card that can be redeemed for one of three dessert items. You will also earn one chance in our Kids Grand Prize drawing.

For each additional 20 books logged for Read to Me or 5 books logged for kids ages 6-11, you will receive one additional chance to win our Kids Grand Prize.*

Read to Me Grand Prize - Step 2 All Around Canopy Wagon
Kids Grand Prize - RM Ricomax Metal Detector for Kids


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Teens (12-18 years)

Teens ages 12-18 years** will earn prizes based on the number of books, magazines, or audiobooks that you read or listen to.

After registering, visit any Ascension Parish Library location to receive a summer reading calendar, reading log, pen, and an Oceans of Possibilities teen bookmark.

After completion (3 books logged), visit any Ascension Parish Library location to receive one sling backpack, one pick from our prize bin, one free bowling pass to Premier Lanes, one Raising Cane's free Kids Combo bookmark, and one Chick-fil-A gift card that can be redeemed for one of three dessert items. You will also earn one chance in our Teen Grand Prize drawing.

For each additional 3 books logged, you will receive one additional chance to win our Teen Grand Prize.*

Teen Grand Prize - Gonex 4 Person Camping Tent with Porch


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Adults (18+)

Adults ages 18+ will earn prizes based on the number of books, magazines, or audiobooks that you read or listen to.

After registering, visit any Ascension Parish Library location to receive a summer reading calendar and a reading log.

After completion (3 books logged), visit any Ascension Parish Library location to receive a tote bag. You will also earn one chance in our Adult Grand Prize drawing.

For each additional 3 books logged, you will receive one additional chance to win our Adult Grand Prize.*

Adult Grand Prize - All Around Recreation including a Day at the Beach bundle and Top Golf gift card


* Limit: Up to 25 chances

**18-year-old participants may choose whether they want to be a part of the Teen or Adult program.