The theme of the Summer Reading Program this year is a Universe of Stories. Kids and teens around the parish are invited to the remaining events held at each library branch.

The Summer Reading Program at the Ascension Parish Library is wrapping up. As the summer winds down, events are still being held at each of the library's branches. This past weekend the Gonzales branch held their Mad Science event in honor of the moon landing.

Because it has been 50 years since the moon landing, they tried to do a lot of programming around space, said Ashley Lewis, a reference librarian at the Gonzales Branch.

The official anniversary was July 20, and on that day kids in Gonzales were invited to participate in crafts and learn about the lunar landing.

"All the programs that I've worked or that I've observed this summer, the kids have had a really good time,” Lewis said.

The theme of the Summer Reading Program this year is a Universe of Stories. Kids and teens around the parish are invited to the remaining events held at each library branch. The summer reading program wraps up on July 31.

So far the summer has been running smoothly. "We've had a really great summer," Lewis said.

Each of the events are free and do not require a library card, although everyone is welcome to get one.