Get kids of all ages excited about reading with these free local events! As the kids get back into school, there is never a better time to keep them reading. Research has proven that reading for 20 minutes per day improves academic performance!

French Story Time & Craft

August 4, 2018 at Children’s Resource Center Library from 12-1 pm. All ages welcome. Ms. Vanessa visits all the way from Paris, France and reads and enacts stories en Francais. Story time is followed by a craft.

August 27, 2018  at Children’s Resource Center Library at 4:30 pm. Open to ages 5 and under.

After School Family Story Time

August 7, 2018, August 14, 2018 and August 21, 2018 at Martin Luther King Library at 3:30 pm.  Open to children ages 5 and under.

August 28, 2018 at East New Orleans Regional Library at 3:30 pm. Open to ages 5 and under.

Crescent City Reading Buddies Book Club

August 7, 2018 at Rosa Keller Library from 4-5:30 pm. Middle school students can volunteer to read to younger children, ages 2-7. They read one-on-one. This is a great skill builder for the younger and older student. Plus who doesn’t love sharing a great story! There is a snack and craft at each meeting. Students age 12-14 who are interested in volunteering should email Nikki at

Reading to Rover

August 9, 2018 at Rosa Keller Library from 6-7 pm. All ages welcome. Reading to Rover is an opportunity to share the love of a dog with children who want to practice reading aloud, which builds fluency!

Bilingual Spanish/English Story Time and Craft

August 13, 2018 at Children’s Resource Center Library at 4:30 pm. Open to children ages 5 and under.

 at Children’s Resource Center Library from 12-1 pm. Open to children ages 5 and under.

PreTeen Book Club

August 13, 2018  at Old Metairie Library from 6-7 pm. Open to ages 9-14.

Book Babies

 August 25, 2018 at East New Orleans Regional Library from 11 am-12 pm. Start the morning with songs and books, then stay for playgroup. For ages 0-2 and their parents/caregivers.

August Reading Scavenger Hunt

We invite you to join us in a fun way to keep kids reading all year long! Each month, Pint Sized NOLA will release a new reading scavenger hunt! Share the fun by posting pics in the comments of your kids enjoying their book finds on Instagram with the hashtag #psnlovestoread 

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Back to School

In August, many kids go back to school. Going back to school can stir up lots of emotions. Enjoy a great book to prepare! Suggestion: You’re Finally Here by Melanie Watt.


August is Inventor’s Month. Read a book about inventions or inventors. Maybe get a few ideas of your own! Suggestion: 11 Experiments That Failed by Jenny Offill.


August 5 is Friendship Day. Celebrate friendship by sharing a book with a friend! Suggestion: The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend by Dan Santat


August 8 is International Cat day. Read a book about a cat or maybe to your cat! Suggestion: Mr. Wuffles by David Wiesner


August 9 is National Aviation Day. Read a book about planes or a famous pilot Suggestion: Amelia Who Could Fly by Mara Dal Corso

Reading Around New Orleans In August