October 6, 2021
The Shreve Memorial Library celebrates the excitement of the fall season with hours of fall-themed storytelling for kids and arts and crafts activities for teens and adults. The programs will take place in several branches of the Shreve Memorial Library throughout the month of October. Registration is required to attend all Shreve Memorial Library programs and participants must adhere to the CDC and State Mask mandate.
Fall-themed storytime programs for kids are designed to aid the developmental development of babies and preschoolers, preparing them to learn to read. During the interactive early literacy programs, children will listen to stories, sing along to music, action rhymes, dance and play with puppets. Special fall-themed storytelling hours will be held at the Atkins branch, 3704 Greenwood Road, Thursday, October 7 and 14 at 10 a.m. The Mooretown branch, 4360 Hollywood Avenue, will also have a special Fall Story Time Thursday, October 14 at 10 a.m., and the North Shreveport, 4844 North Market Street, will have a very special storytime themed story time. Pumpkin Patch Tuesday, October 19 at 10:30 am Additional storytime programs will be held at Shreve Memorial Library branches throughout Caddo Parish.
Teens are encouraged to get tricky this fall. On Thursday, October 14, teens from the Wallette branch will be doing Indian corn crafts from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. The program will take place in the branch meeting room, located at 363 Hearne Avenue. Then on Friday, October 15, house students are invited to participate in the fall canvas painting at the North Shreveport branch. Students will create an October lunar landscape painting on canvas with black cats. The program will take place in the agency’s meeting room, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The material is provided.
Adults are also encouraged to engage in creativity. On Tuesday, October 19 at 2:00 pm, adults can join “Crafternoon: Autumn Composition Journal” at the Hamilton / South Caddo branch or participate in a fall wreath-making session at the Rodessa branch. At the Hamilton / South Caddo branch, located at 2111 Bert Kouns Industrial Loop, program participants embellish an ordinary composition notebook into a unique journal, decorated with fall-themed paper and trim. Participants at the Rodessa branch, located at 10093 Main Street in Rodessa, will make fall wreaths. Customers can bring additional items to add to their crowns to make them unique. All materials for both crafting programs are provided.
Just in time for fall decorating, the David Raines branch is offering an Adult Toilet Tissue Pumpkin DIY on Thursday, October 21. It’s the perfect project to complement your fall decor. The program will run from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Crafts consist of toilet paper, fall cloth, ribbon, and cinnamon sticks. All materials are provided. The craft session will be held in the branch meeting room located at 2855 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive.
Adults can also relax, unwind and reduce stress by coloring a fall-themed coloring page at the Atkins branch. On October 23, adults are invited to come and color throughout the day from 10 am to 5:30 pm Participants will color fall-themed coloring pages to frame and enjoy.
Registration, face masks, and social distancing are required for all programs at the Shreve Memorial Library, and supplies for all painting, coloring and crafting programs are provided. Everyone is encouraged to participate.