St. Charles Parish Library opens Spring Showcase today

Published 12:04 am Saturday, April 18, 2015

DESTREHAN — In celebration of National Library Week, the St. Charles Parish Library will host a Spring Showcase from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the East Regional Library, 160 W. Campus Drive in Destrehan. The event is free of charge and open to the public.

“The Spring Showcase will present just a few of the innovative, exciting, and fun things that we’re doing at the St. Charles Parish Library,” Library Director Leann Benedict said.

“This is the library’s 60th year in St. Charles Parish, and we are proud to continue growing and adding new services for our community.”

The Spring Showcase will feature the library’s first Edible Book Competition.

All ages are invited to compete and show off their love of reading and food by creating edible entries inspired by books. For more information about this activity, contact Tara Lombardi at or 985-764-2366.

Exhibits and Demonstrations will include LEGO® Mindstorms® EV3 Robotics, Teen Maker Lab, new digital resources, library health resources exhibit, St. Charles Parish Hospital ambulance visit, edible book craft, planetarium, live book recommendations and a Friends of the Library book sale.

Featured events at 10:30 a.m. spring children’s craft, 11:30 a.m. cake decorating demonstration, 1 p.m. “What’s New at Your Library” with Director Leann Benedict and 1:30 p.m. Edible Book Competition Awards

Refreshments are provided by the Friends of the St. Charles Library.