|OLG and DCRT
2014-15 through 2018-19
The Atchafalaya Heritage Area has been designated by Congress as a National Heritage Area.
|Each May, the Get Caught Reading campaign celebrates the joys of recreational reading by reminding people of all ages how much fun it is to read.|
Research shows that early language experience actually stimulates a child's brain to grow and that reading to children gives them a huge advantage when they start school. We encourage people of all ages to enjoy their favorite books during May and to share that pleasure with the young children in their lives.
Did you know . . .
On May 5, the Louisiana State Museum in Baton Rouge and New Orleans hosted Get Caught Reading, a statewide celebration of the joys of recreational reading. More than 400 second grade students attended the special programs. In Baton Rouge, volunteer readers included WAFB news anchor Donna Britt, Louisiana authors Dee Scallan and Claire Bateman, Country Roads editor James Fox-Smith and Edna Jordan Smith, founder of the Afro-Louisiana Historical & Genealogical Society. Daniel Meyers, a sophomore at Dutchtown High School, demonstrated book illustration techniques. Boudreaux T. Nutria, mascot for the New Orleans Zephyrs, and the Hornets' Bookmobile made special appearances at the New Orleans program. New Orleans volunteer readers included Louisiana State Museum historian Dr. Charles Chamberlain, Monica Pasos, school programs coordinator for the Audubon Institute, and Brandon Puls, Director of Community Relations for the New Orleans Zephyrs.
How Do I Get Caught Reading?
The sky's the limit. The number and variety of ways that families, schools, daycare centers and communities can participate are endless.
To name a few . . .
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