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.
e-Resources for Early Literacy
Please note: some e-resources can only be accessed at a Library location.
Partnership with The Parenting Center
The Parenting Center at Children’s Hospital helps parents and grandparents with the ordinary challenges of raising children. Our staff of Parent Educators come from a variety of backgrounds to help families grow from birth through adolescence. The Center provides classes, a lending library, and a playroom. Our Parent Educators are available by phone and email to talk about your parenting questions and challenges from typical issues like eating and sleep, welcoming a new baby, and communicating with your teen.
Partnership with New Orleans Museum of Art
New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) and the New Orleans Public Library have partnered to bring together art and early literacy activities for a community program designed for children ages 2–5 and their caregivers. Participants of Mini Masters at the Library will engage in hands-on art making activities and develop the early literacy skills needed to become ready to read.