never_ending_storyThere’s no better imagination builder than reading, and Downtown Lafayette Unlimited and the Lafayette Public Library are bringing it all together with Saturday’s installment of Movies in the Parc. Featuring the 1984 fantasy classic The NeverEnding Story — an engrossing tale about a boy swept up into a fantastical world of adventure courtesy of a book — Saturday’s family-friendly event at Parc International also serves as an opportunity for parents to get their kids engaged with books through the library’s Summer Reading Program.

Bring your library card and sign up for the library’s incentive-packed Summer Reading Program — and get half off the price of popcorn! The program is open to kids of all ages, and based on how many minutes they log reading this summer, they’ll be entitled to cool levels of prizes from the library. The program takes place at branches across the parish.

“From beach reads to school summer reading lists, books and summer vacation just go together,” says DLU’s Kate Durio. “When we have the opportunity to show a Movie in the Parc that is so centered around the magic of escaping into a book, it was a natural fit to work with the Lafayette Public Library System to help parents and kids dig into some great books this summer.”

Movies in the Parc is a smoke-free family event. The gates at Parc International open at 6 p.m. and the movie begins at dusk. Admission is $2 and free for children 5 and under. Food and beverages will be available on-site for purchase. Bring lawn chairs or a blanket and enjoy. On June 1, Movies in the Parc will feature the animated adventure Despicable Me — same time, place and price.

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