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 Make Music
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.
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.
Budding Artists is a nature-inspired art and literacy program for caregivers looking for engaging experiences for their children ages 2 – 5 years old at the Library. Grow with NOLA Artist Incubator as you create sustainable art projects and listen to stories inspired by nature. Experiment with materials and learn about nature. Let your little gardeners get their hands dirty while exploring painting, planting, and observing themes in nature. Registration is required.