Raising Readers with the 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 programs and resources can help them become ready to read and prepare them to be lifelong learners.
Recommended Reads: Let's celebrate Moms
While our Children’s Librarians take a May break, we’re offering a self-guided storytime. DIY Storytime includes themed books, props, and activities for you to create a unique storytime experience with your baby, toddler, or preschooler. Regular storytime will resume in June.
Join us for a playdate at the New Orleans Public Library. Enjoy the most epic set of blocks you have ever seen while learning how to use open-ended questions and play techniques. Invite a friend!
This program is intended for children 5 and under and their caregivers.
Block Party is currently on break and will return in June.
YALA Community Arts and Literacy
Explore stories through the performing arts during interactive workshops designed for early learners and their caregivers.
These workshops are presented in partnership with Young Audiences of Louisiana to provide a unique learning experience for children ages 6 months to 5 years old and their caregivers. YALA’s arts-integrated workshops assist caregivers with early literacy strategies they can implement at home and engage children in an experience that combines storytelling, music, and movement.