Today is National Book Lovers Day and there is no better way to celebrate than by reading a good book — whether it’s a new book or an old favorite. No matter the genre or topic, every book is a good book.
It is also a great day to visit the Lincoln Parish Library. The library is open seven days per week, even from 1-5 p.m. today.
Library Administrative Assistant Sarah Creekmore said the library has no special plans for today’s observance because for the library every day is National Book Lovers Day.
Creekmore emphasized the importance of reading not just today, but every day.
March is not only Women’s History Month, it’s also Red Cross Month.
The Northwest Louisiana Chapter of the American Red Cross includes 10 parishes: Caddo, Bossier, Bienville, Lincoln, Natchitoches, DeSoto, Red River, Sabine, Webster and Claiborne.
According to the American Red Cross, President Franklin D. Roosevelt first proclaimed March as Red Cross Month 70 years ago. Since 1943, every president, including President Barack Obama, has designated March as Red Cross Month. The Red Cross is synonymous with helping people, and has been doing so for more than 130 years.
This year during the holiday season, the Lincoln Parish Library is working to keep kids’ love of reading alive while they’re on school break.
The library has long hosted various summer reading programs that encourage children, teens and adults to crack open a book, and for the past couple of years they have also been encouraging children to read outside of the classroom during the school year with a reading program that typically starts in January.