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: Count with Me
Read, sing, talk, write, and play together in a format designed for children from birth to 5 years old and their caregivers. The New Orleans Public Library offers indoor and outdoor storytime at all open Library locations.
e-Resources for Early Literacy
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.