Jackson Parish Library and 4-H present “Down on the Farm” on Wednesday

The Jackson Parish Library and the Junior Leaders of the local 4-H chapter is presenting “Down on the Farm”  this Wednesday, June 7th where patrons will get the opportunity to pet and learn about small farm animals. The fun begins at 10:00 am at the Jonesboro Branch and continues at 2:00 pm at the Chatham Branch.  

“MyPlate meets Charcuterie Board”

On Monday, June 5th, Mrs. Shannan Chevallier with LSU Ag Center treated the children of the Summer Program to an amazing presentation of “MyPlate meets Charcuterie Board”  Those in attendance learned all about the traditional ingredients of a charcuterie board while ensuring all MyPlate food groups are present.

MyPlate is the current nutrition guide published by the United States Department of Agriculture’s Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, and serves as a recommendation based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

The word “charcuterie” refers to cold cooked, cured, or smoked meats, so in the most “official” sense, a traditional charcuterie board is just a meat platter. As these boards have gotten more popular, the everyday definition has expanded to include abundant displays of meats, cheeses, dried and fresh fruits and vegetables, toasted nuts, briny olives, and complementary condiments – honeys, jams, jellies, chutneys, mustards and more!

Mrs. Shannan will return July 10th for an additional adult program.

Sponsor a brick in Library Park entryway

The Library Park at the Jonesboro Branch is now open to anyone who would like to enjoy the solitude and peacefulness of the outdoors. Entering into the quite haven one will notice the brick walkway adorned with the names of sponsors who have joined with the JPL to provide this outstanding addition. 

A chance to have you, your family, organization or business name etched in history is still available by calling (318) 259 – 5697 during normal operating hours. Call today as space is rapidly running out.  

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