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Iberia Parish Library Youth Services

Youth services include children and teenagers, from birth to 17 as well as their parents and caregivers. The library offers a variety of programs and resources available to the youth of Iberia Parish and surrounding communities. All library branches have children’s areas where parents/caregivers and children can play, read, and grow.

Children’s Services

Check out some of the services and resources available to our younger patrons and their parents/caregivers:

  • Circulating items geared toward children of all ages, including picture books, early reader books, chapter books, audiobooks, magazines, DVDs, and more!
  • Accelerated Reader Books for School – Each book on our shelf is stamped with an Accelerated Reader point base for your convenience.
    • Need assistance in determining the AR level of a specific book? Speak with a staff member or visit AR Bookfinder.
  • Events & Activities – Children’s movies, meet and greets, storytimes, crafts, and more are available year-round at all branch locations. Check the library’s Calendar of Events and social media accounts to stay up-to-date on upcoming programs.
  • AWE Learning Computers – These learning computer stations have over 64 new educational games! They can be found at our St. Peter, Parkview, and Main Branches.
  • SMART Board – Educational and interactive, the SMART board can be found in the Children’s Department of the Main Branch.
  • Reading Challenges: Read to earn awesome prizes available to all ages!
    • 1000 Books Before Kindergarten
    • Summer Reading Challenge

Branch November & December Storytime Schedules:

  • Main Library | 10 AM every Thursday
    • Thurs, Nov 3, 10, 17
    • Thurs, Dec 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
  • St. Peter Branch | 3rd Wednesday at 4 PM
    • Wed, Nov 16
    • Wed, Dec 21
  • Parkview Branch | 2nd Tuesday at 10 AM
    • Tues, Nov 8
    • Tues, Dec 13
  • Jeanerette Branch | 2nd Saturday at 11 AM
    • Sat, Nov 12
    • Sat, Dec 10
  • Lydia Branch | 2nd Tuesday at 10 AM
    • Tues, Nov 8
    • Tues, Dec 13
  • Loreauville Branch | 2nd Wednesday at 4 PM
    • Wed, Nov 9
    • Wed, Dec 14
  • Coteau Branch | 3rd Thursday at 4 PM
    • Thurs, Nov 17
    • Thurs, Dec 15

Once Upon a Time: Fairytales & Retellings

Teen Services

Check out some of the services and resources available to our teenage patrons and their parents/caregivers:

  • Circulating items geared toward tweens and teens, including middle-grade books, young adult books, audiobooks, magazines, DVDs, and more!
  • Accelerated Reader Books for School – Each book on our shelf is stamped with an Accelerated Reader point base for your convenience.
  • Events & Activities – Teen movie nights, crafts, social events, and more are available year-round at all branch locations. Check the library’s Calendar of Events and social media accounts to stay up-to-date on upcoming programs.
  • FREE computer use, Internet access, and study spaces at every library
  • Reading Challenges: Read to earn awesome prizes available to all ages!
    • Summer Reading Challenge

‘Tis the Season to be Reading!

Online Services

 

  • Ask a Librarian – Text “AskIPL” to 66746 (message and data rates do apply) to ask a librarian any reference questions.
  • Interlibrary Loans – Can’t find the book that you need? Ask for an interlibrary loan and you may be able to receive the item from another branch or library system!
  • Online eResources geared toward children and teens –
    • Learning Express: Practice tests for common standardized testing including the ACT, SAT, PRAXIS, and more.
    • Overdrive: Access Overdrive or download the Libby app to have access to countless eBooks and audiobooks for free with your library card.
    • Homework Louisiana: Get a free tutor for all homework questions!
      • These resources and more can be found on the library’s eResource page!