Youth Home Page

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:

*Please note that some services and resources are currently unavailable due to COVID-19.*

  • 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.
  • Events & Activities – Children’s movies, meet and greets, storytimes, crafts and more are available year-round at all branch locations. Be sure to 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 are stocked with 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.
  • Take & Make Craft Bags – Pick up a take & make craft bag so you can have the fun of crafting at home! The bags come with most supplies needed and an instruction sheet.
  • Reading Challenges: Read to earn awesome prizes, available to all ages!
    • 1000 Books Before Kindergarten
    • Summer Reading Challenge
    • Winter Reading Challenge

Fall Books for Children

Teen Services

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

*Please note that some services and resources are currently unavailable due to COVID-19.*

  • 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. Be sure to 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
  • Take & Make Craft Bags – Pick up a take & make craft bag so you can have the fun of crafting at home! The bags come with most supplies needed and an instruction sheet.
  • Reading Challenges: Read to earn awesome prizes, available to all ages!
    • Summer Reading Challenge
    • Winter Reading Challenge

YA Spooky Reads

Online Services

  • Virtual programming is currently available through Zoom sessions, Facebook Lives, and more. For more information on virtual programming for all ages, visit the library’s Calendar of Events.
  • 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!
  • Promethean ActivInspire Board – The St. Peter Branch has a Promethean ActivInspire Board available for public use, great for tutors!
  • 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!
    • Vidcode: A fun, easy to learn coding program aimed towards tweens and teens! Create an account and work through the lessons and units to learn how to code photo filters, memes, gifs, and more!
      • These resources and more can be found on the library’s eResource page!

*Please note that some of these resources are currently unavailable due to COVID-19.*