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Construction started on 2017 Summer Reading Program - begins Tuesday, June 6th at 1 p.m

Now that school is out are you looking for something constructive to do with your kids? Are you searching for activities that won’t pound your budget into the ground? The St. Bernard Parish Library’s 2017 Build a Better World summer reading program has just what you are looking for. This annual event promotes recreational reading and offers lots of free programming. Weekly story craft sessions, special guests and artistic performances are all on the punch-list during the six-week program. For a limited time, registrants will receive Super Summer Reader Yard Signs, Build a Better World tote bags, and free Chalmette Movie passes for the 30th anniversary of the Chipmunk Adventure. All participants will receive an activity sheet, official bookmark and calendar of events.

Programming begins Tuesday, June 6th at 1 p.m. with the ‘It Starts at Home’ story craft program which includes books, storytelling, poetry and a craft. This free hour-long program will be repeated on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. and again on Wednesday at 11 a.m. Adding to the excitement is a visit with Ronald McDonald on Thursday, June 8th at 11:30 a.m. Rounding out the first week of activities will be Harvey Rabbit and friends who will perform at the library on Friday at 3 p.m. as part of the library’s popular Fridays with the Arts series. Harvey Rabbit’s visit is supported by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council, and as administered by St. Tammany Parish. Funding has also been provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, Art Works, a donation by Arlette and Wayne Nunez, Shell Oil’s Matching Funds Program and the Lemonade Day Kids of St. Bernard.

Additional support of the library’s annual reading program comes from local community heroes. Those sponsors include: Audubon Institute, Chalmette Movies, Crave Bar and Grill, J & M Jewelers, Jean Lafitte Swamp Tours, Kiwanis of St. Bernard-Arabi, Louisiana Children’s Museum, McDonalds of St. Bernard, National World War II Museum, New Orleans Paddlewheels, P.J.’s Coffee of St. Bernard, Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers, Wow’s Cafe’ & Wingery.

For more information, please stop by the library at 2600 Palmisano Blvd. in Chalmette or call 504-279-0448. Patrons can “like” the library on Facebook to get updates on library activities and they can also check out the library’s website at www.mysbpl.org
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Finding Common Ground Film Screening-Free-June 5 & 6 at 7 p.m.

June 5, 2017, 7:00pm - June 6, 2017, 8:30pm

The Meraux Foundation (aka Docville Farm) is proud to sponsor this free screening of Finding Common Ground: A Louisiana Documentary at 7 p.m. on June 5 & 6 at Chalmette Movies. The recently-released d...

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St. Bernard Parish Officials tour Point aux Marchettes

St. Bernard Parish Officials toured Point aux Marchettes with Officials from U.S. Department of The Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service. The project was voted in the top 10 for consideration by the Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act (CWPPRA) Technical Committee. The project is estimated to cost between $30-35 million and would protect over 5.5 miles of shoreline in the Biloxi Marsh and protect over 260 acres of highly productive marsh. It would also create 3 acres (7,000 linear feet) of marsh terracing. The Point aux Marchettes project is consistent with the MRGO Ecosystem Restoration Plan and the 2017 State Coastal Master Plan. The group toured the site as part of the evaluation process. Photos by Lenor Duplessis
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Chalmette National Cemetery Memorial Day Volunteer Project

President McInnis, Road Workers and Fire Personnel are among the many volunteer groups putting flags at the grave sites of the fallen soldiers in support of Memorial Day.

Volunteers will be needed on Tuesday, May 30th at 7:30 a.m. to pick up the flags. Photos by Lenor Duplessis
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Government Satellite Office now OPEN in Eastern St. Bernard
(Inside the Historic St. Bernard Courthouse)

Parish President Guy McInnis has announced that a government satellite office has been set up on the 3rd Floor of the Historic St. Bernard Courthouse to assist residents in Eastern St. Bernard. Residents can visit the facility located at 1201 Bayou Road, St. Bernard to pay their water bill or schedule rental of the building for parties, etc. For more information call 504-518-6033.

Elected Officials - District E Councilman Monty Montelongo has an office located on the 3rd Floor and is available to meet with his constituents. To schedule an appointment with Councilman Montelongo contact 504-278-4217. Space is available to meet with other Elected Officials if needed.

Leisure Services – St. Bernard Parish Recreation Leisure Services Program will also be located on the 3rd Floor of the Historic St. Bernard Courthouse. Coordinator Denise Montalbano will be hosting summer classes at this site as well as other sites throughout the parish. To find out more information about Leisure Services or to participate in an event call 504-518-6031, email dmontalbano@sbpg.net or visit www.sbpg.net and click on the Community Events Calendar.

Water Bill Payments – Payments must be in the form of a check or money order. The Service address must be written on the check. (NO CASH ACCEPTED).

Permits – Coming Soon - Residents in Eastern St. Bernard will be able to apply for building permits at this satellite location. More details will be announced at a later date.
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