Read Across America Day - Free Book Giveaway!

Read Across America Day - Free Book Giveaway!

To celebrate Read Across America Day on March 2, the Library will give away free books to kids and teens who have Ouachita Parish Public Library cards. No matter if they’ve had a Library card for years or if they sign up on March 2, all kids and teens who have a card are eligible to receive a free book to keep. Books will be available at all branches only on March 2, while supplies last.

Children and teens ages 16 and under must have a parent or legal guardian register the card for them. To register your child for a Library card, simply fill out a form at any branch and bring proof of identity and proof of address. Read details on how to apply for a Library card here.

PROOF OF IDENTITY OF GUARDIAN EXAMPLES

  • Current driver’s license (from any state),
  • Current state-issued ID (from any state),
  • Current military ID, OR
  • Current passport (from any country)

PROOF OF ADDRESS EXAMPLES

  • Current, postmarked piece of mail addressed to yourself,
  • Printed checkbook with both name and current address,
  • Auto registration with name and current address,
  • Voter registration with name and current address,
  • Report card with name and current address, OR
  • Current lease agreement with name and current address
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