For Parents & Caregivers

Early Literacy - Raising Readers with New Orleans Public Library

Early literacy is what children know about reading and writing before they learn to read and write. It’s the foundation that newborns to 5-year-olds need to become readers.

The New Orleans Public Library believes in helping parents and caregivers raise readers together. We are committed to providing support from the very beginning of children’s early learning to years beyond. Our resources can help them become ready to read and prepare them to be lifelong learners.

Click on one of the categories below to explore ways to raise a reader.

Camp Kinda - A Free Virtual Summer Experience

A free virtual summer experience designed to keep kids in grades K-8 engaged, curious, and having fun—even if they're stuck at home

Camp Kinda is designed to keep kids engaged, asking questions, and having fun even while they’re stuck at home. Each weekday through September 1, participating families will get 3-4 hours’ worth of daily activities, all connected to a weekly theme and curated by experts with a passion for their topic. It’s not like homework or summer school. On any given day, kids may be exploring the art of graphic novels, unlocking the mysteries of history, or jumping into the world’s craziest sports. With a mix of online and offline activities, Camp Kinda is flexible enough to let you pick and choose what you put in front of your kids (and when), but kid-driven enough to let you step away.

To learn more and sign up for free, visit and use the registration code NOPL20.