Children’s Activities and Book Fair (Entire Weekend Schedule)

Come join us for wonderfully fun and exciting activities for your child(ren) all weekend.

Short Story Contest

Children in grades four through grade six are invited to participate in our Short Story Contest about Choo Choo (pronounced Shu Shu) the alligator, our literary festival mascot.  Entries will base their story on adventures in South Louisiana. (fiction or non-fiction).  The story will be judged on the following criteria– originality, creativity/style and conventions of text and under .  Cash prizes will be given for winning entries (1st-3rd place) and will be announced at Noon at the Rodrigue Blue Dog Park on April 1st, 2023 and will appear in The Daily Iberian. Students may drop off their entries any time prior to Friday, March 3rd at the Children’s Room of the Main branch of the Iberia Parish Library. Contest applications may be picked up at the Main Branch of the Iberia Parish Library starting Wednesday, February 1, 2023.

Application Below

Toddler Lit Jam

Friday, March 31st
Iberia Parish Library
Main Branch
445 East Main St.

Children ages 1-3 are invited to dance and make music with their instruments. We will talk about the importance of cleaning up trash and tidy up the butterfly garden. We will create shakers with eggs and paper plates. Must Register at or by calling 337-364-7134. Reading: Mama Don’t Allow by: Thacher Hurd.
Dancing to: I Know a Chicken and Shake my Sillies Out, Clean it Up Song. .

Meet Joy Belle

Meet registered pet therapy dog, Joy Belle.  She will be at the Blue Dog Rodrigue Park to provide children with an opportunity to read aloud.  Joy Belle will sit calmly for a story, creating a relaxing atmosphere for your child to read one-on-one with her.  Your child may practice their reading skills without fear or judgement.  Available at the Children’s Authors Fair from 10:00 a. m. to 3:00 p. m. First come, first served.  

Kids Cooking Demo with LSU AGCenter

Saturday, April 1st
Rodrigue/Blue Dog Park
211 East Main St.

Kids Cooking Demo with LSU Ag Center
All kids ages 5-12 are invited to create a healthy trail mix with your family and Mrs. Mandy Armentor, a nutritionist and dietitian from the LSU Ag Center. Must register. Call 337-364-7134 for more information or to register. The trail mix is based off of the Babysitter’s Club book: Truth About
Call 337-364-7134 or visit
for more information or to register.

Children’s Writing Workshop

Saturday, April 1st
Doc Voorhies Wing of Bayou Teche Museum
131 East Main St.

STEM Storytime Challenge! 

Ages 9+ are invited to join us for a STEM Storytime Challenge.  Kelsye Baudoin is a former school librarian and currently serves as the Head of Programming for St. Martin Parish Library. She is a fervent supporter of all libraries and an advocate for students. Her leadership and advocacy in the field of librarianship led her to be the 2022 Louisiana School Librarian of the Year. Kelsye is experienced with STEM education, reading engagement (also known as book joy) and student relationships.  To register, visit or call 337-364-7134. 

All Other Children Activities

Saturday, April 1st
Rodrigue/Blue Dog Park
211 East Main St.

Face painting
Author Book Signings
Craft Station #1: Masks
Craft Station #2: Flower Crowns
Craft Station #3: Mice Bookmarks
Meet and Greet: Pet Partners of Acadiana
Photo Opportunities