Children’s Activities and Book Fair

Saturday, April 6, 2024
George Rodrigue Park
211 East Main St.

Descriptions of all events are below flyer.

Sugar Cookie Decorating Workshop- 

Friday, April 5, 2024
Iberia Parish Main St. Library
4454 East Main St.

10:30 a. m.- Transform plain cookies into edible sweet masterpieces.  This hands-on experience promises delicious fun for ages 5-7.  To register for this event, visit up to two weeks before the event.  Sponsored by the Books Along the Teche Literary Festival and the Iberia Parish Library.   

Saturday, April 6, 2024 Events

Children’s Authors Fair- 9:00-3:00

Saturday Activities: 

9:00 a. m.- Author Readings by local authors.  Immerse yourself in a day filled with captivating stories, interactive book readings, and creative play.  Meet and greet talented local authors who bring characters to life and celebrate children’s literature.
Crafts, Painting, Games, photo opportunities, and Children’s books from our favorite local authors available for purchase all day.

Pet Partners of Acadiana Buddy Read  

10:00- Join our furry friends in a heartwarming reading adventure. Our pet partners reading pairs children with gentle, trained therapy animals eager to listen to stories. Bring your own books. 

Kid’s Cooking Demo

11:00 a.m.- Kids Cook Demo! Mrs. Mandy from the LSU Ag Center shows us how to make On-the-go Trail Mix healthy.  To register for this event, go to up to two weeks before the event.  Bring your sweet appetite! 

Sweet Reads Poetry Contest 

The Books Along the Teche Literary Festival, The Iberia Parish Library, and The Daily Iberian are sponsoring the Sweet Reads Poetry Contest for children to celebrate the 2024 Books Along the Teche Literary Festival. Children in grade four through grade six may put in their best efforts.  The poem may be written on lined paper or typed and attached to this application. 
April 6, 2024 -12:00 Noon- Sweet Reads Poetry Contest Awards Ceremony.  Pick up an application at any branch of the Iberia Parish Library or click on the link.

Prizes will be awarded as follows for each contest: 

First Place- $40 gift card, certificate 

Second Place- $25 gift card, certificate 

Third Place- $20 gift card, certificate 

Honorable Mention- $ 15 gift card, certificate