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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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