Get kids of all ages excited about reading with these free local events in New Orleans. September is also National Library Card Sign Up Month. Get to a local library and sign up!

September 4

After-School Family Story Time

MLK Library at 3:30 pm. Open to all families and caregivers with children age 5 and under.

Crescent City Reading Buddies Book Club

Rosa F. Keller Library from 4-5:30 pm. The Crescent City Reading Buddies Book Club partners middle school student volunteers with younger children ages 2 – 7 to read one-on-one helping to build literacy skills. Each club meeting will feature a snack or a craft that matches the monthly theme. Students ages 12 – 14 who are interested in volunteering, please contact Nikki at nleali@icloud.com.

Prime Time Family Reading

Nora Navra Library from 5:30-7 pm. Hear stories; talk about books; enjoy free, balanced meals; and win prizes during this free six-week reading program for families with children ages 6 – 10. Registration is required. To register, please call Adrienne Strock at 504-596-3118.

September 5

Back-to-School Book Club

Rosa F. Keller from 5-6 pm. Bring a book that you like and tell us why you like it. Comics and graphic novels count. For ages 11 – 17.

Stories, Songs and Stretches: Down on the Farm

Old Metairie Library from 4-5 pm. For children ages 4-9. Yoga and movement for parents and their kids. The focus is not on perfecting yoga poses, but on the experience of reading and being active together. Please bring your own mat. For children ages 4 to 9 years old. Large groups please call 838-4353 for an appointment.

September 6

Reading to Rover

Algiers Regional Library from 5-6 pm. Thor, a licensed therapy dog, provides a patient and receptive audience for reluctant readers- and kids who just love dogs- to practice reading aloud. Learn more about Reading to Rover

September 8

Book Babies

East New Orleans Regional Library from 11 am – 12 pm. Start the morning with songs and books, then stay for play group. For ages 0 – 2 and their parents or caregivers.

September 10

Reading to Rover

Cita Dennis Hubbell Library Library from 4-5 pm. Learn more about Reading to Rover

Bilingual Spanish/English Story Time

Children’s Resource Center Library at 4:30. Open to all families and caregivers with children age 5 and under.

September 11

After-School Family Story Time

MLK Library at 3:30 pm. Open to all families and caregivers with children age 5 and under.

Graphic Novel Book Club

East New Orleans Regional Library at 5pm. This is not your average book club; we’re not telling you what to read. Instead, bring any graphic novel you’ve read and tell us what you liked and didn’t like. We’ll bring the pizza. For ages 11 – 17.

Prime Time Family Reading

Nora Navra Library from 5:30-7 pm. Hear stories; talk about books; enjoy free, balanced meals; and win prizes during this free six-week reading program for families with children ages 6 – 10. Registration is required. To register, please call Adrienne Strock at 504-596-3118.

September 12

Jammy Jamboree

East Bank Regional Library from 7-7:45 pm. Come in your pajamas and cuddle with your favorite stuffed animal as you listen to bedtime stories and songs and make a fun craft! This story time is targeted for kids ages 3-5.

September 13

Reading to Rover

Algiers Regional Library from 5-6 pm and Rosa F. Keller Library from 6-7 pm. Learn more about Reading to Rover

September 15

Big Kids Story Time

Alvar Library from 10-11am. Open to all families and caregivers with children age 5 and over.

French Story Time

Children’s Resource Center Library from 10-11 am. Ms. Angele will read to us in French, followed by a related craft. Open to all families and caregivers with children of all ages.

September 17

Reading to Rover

Cita Dennis Hubbell Library from 4-5 pm. Learn more about Reading to Rover

Family Story Time

Mid-City Library at 6 pm. Open to all families and caregivers with children age 3 – 5.

September 18

After-School Family Story Time

MLK Library at 3:30 pm. Open to all families and caregivers with children age 5 and under.

Prime Time Family Reading

Nora Navra Library from 3:30-7 pm. Hear stories; talk about books; enjoy free, balanced meals; and win prizes during this free six-week reading program for families with children ages 6 – 10. Registration is required. To register, please call Adrienne Strock at 504-596-3118.

Young Writer’s Workshop

Rosa F. Keller Library from 6-7 pm. Interested in writing but don’t know how to get started? Are you writing already but aren’t sure where to turn for help and feedback? Bring something you have written that is a page or less (short fiction, a poem, a true story, a comic strip, a joke, etc.) and share your writing with a supportive group of aspiring young writers like you. For ages 14 – 17.

Reading to Rover

Algiers Regional Library from 5-6 pm and East Bank Regional Library from 6:30-7:30 pm. Learn more about Reading to Rover

September 20

Pajama Story Time

Jane O’Brien Chatelain West Bank Regional Library from 6-7 pm. Stories and activities for ages 3-5.

September 22

Big Kid Story Time

Alvar Library from 10-11 am. Open to all families and caregivers with children age 5 and over.

Book Babies

East New Orleans Regional from 11 am – 12 pm. Start the morning with songs and books, then stay for play group. For ages 0 – 2 and their parents or caregivers.

Bilingual Spanish/English Story Time

Children’s Resource Center Library from 12-1 pm. Open to all families and caregivers with children age 5 and under.

September 24

Reading to Rover

Cita Dennis Hubbell Library from 4-5 pm. Learn more about Reading to Rover

French Story Time

Children’s Resource Center at 4:30.

September 25

After-School Family Story Time

MLK Library at 3:30 pm. Open to all families and caregivers with children age 5 and under.

Prime Time Family Reading

Nora Navra Library from 5:30-7 pm. Hear stories; talk about books; enjoy free, balanced meals; and win prizes during this free six-week reading program for families with children ages 6 – 10. Registration is required. To register, please call Adrienne Strock at 504-596-3118.

Learning Centers

East Bank Regional Library from 6:30-7:30 pm. Research findings demonstrate the relationship between school readiness and pre-school play. In our new Learning Centers program, we will have a variety of free play learning centers – a letter center, number center, block center, puzzle center, and peg center for the children to explore! Centers will change periodically from month to month! Come and join the fun and learn through play. Ages 3-5.

September 26

Reader’s Theatre: Folk Tales

Old Metairie Library from 4-5 pm. Stories and activities for children up to 7 years old. Large groups please call 838-4353 for an appointment. Dream to be a star? Love to act! Join our Reader’s Theater. For children ages 7 to 9 years old. Large groups please call 838-4353 for an appointment.

September 27

Reading to Rover

Algiers Regional Library from 5-6 pm. Learn more about Reading to Rover

September 29

Big Kid Story Time

Alvar Library from 10-11 am.


September Reading Scavenger Hunt

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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!

* Reread A Favorite Book – September 6 is Read a Book Day. Celebrate by rereading a favorite story.

* Read a book about a teddy bear – September 9 is Teddy Bear Day. Read a book about teddy bears to your favorite stuffed animal. One of our favorites: Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear by Lindsay Mattick.

* Read a book with a grandparent– September 9 is also Grandparent’s Day. Read a book with a grandparent. One of our favorites: Grandmother’s Dreamcatcher by Becky Ray McCain.

* Read a book about positivity – September 13 is Positive Thinking Day. Read a book about a positive attitude. One of our favorites: Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman

* Read a book about pirates – September 19 is Talk Like a Pirate Day. One of our favorites: Pirates Don’t Change Diapers by David Shannon.