Reading, Singing, Writing and Playing: It’s All About Literacy at New Orleans Library Storytime | Entertainment/Life

Read, sing, talk, write, and play together at the New Orleans Public Library story hour programs every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. outside the Algiers Regional Library, 3014 Holiday Drive; Milton H. Latter Memorial Library, 5120 St. Charles Avenue; and Eastern New Orleans Regional Library, 5641 Read Blvd.

Indoor Story Hours are held at the Robert E. Smith Library, 6301 Canal Blvd.; the Main Library, 219 Loyola Avenue; and the Norman Mayer Library, 3001, boul. Kindly. Storytimes are designed for children up to 5 years old.

To inspire kids to read at home, try BookFlix, one of the library’s many electronic and online resources that you can access anytime, anywhere. This digital literacy tool combines over 120 animated fictional stories by Weston Woods with a best-selling non-fiction e-book from Scholastic on a similar topic.

By pairing a fiction with a non-fiction title, BookFlix produces engaging content designed to build early literacy skills, while exposing children to real-world concepts.

Visit to explore BookFlix and other online and electronic resources for kids.

TEEN TECH OPEN DAYS: Get on Twitch to watch and play Among Us, Minecraft or Roblox with the staff at the library’s Best Buy Teen Tech Center during their monthly virtual open house at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20.

The Best Buy Teen Tech Center is a learning environment for teens to master various new technologies with the help of peers and adult mentors.

Located on the second floor of the Main Library, 219 Loyola Avenue, the center is equipped with technology and multimedia tools that can be used for music and video production, interactive programming, graphic design, and more.

The Best Buy Teen Tech Center is designed to be an engaging space for teens. Membership is limited to young people between the ages of 13 and 18.

Members must complete an application and obtain signed permission from a parent or legal guardian in order to participate. Visit for more information and to submit an application.

WHO HAS IT? : Solve crimes together and find out “who did it” at the library’s monthly mystery book club, at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 28, on Zoom.

This month, dive into “The Man Who Died Twice,” Richard Osman’s sequel to the popular cozy mystery “Thursday Murder Club.”

Like the first installation, “The Man Who Died Twice” follows the same group of seventy-year-old armchair detectives who once again find themselves embroiled in a real hunt for a murderer.

The Who Dun It book club will meet again on May 19 to discuss Louse Penny’s “A Great Reckoning.”

New members are always welcome, visit for details and to register.

BANKING SEMINAR: Get the tools and confidence you need to start banking online at “Ready, Set, Bank,” a two-part virtual seminar hosted by the Library’s African American Resource Collection from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesday April 26 and Thursday April 28.

Presented in partnership with Capital One Bank, “Ready, Set, Bank” will guide you through every step of the process of managing your finances electronically. Visit for more information and to register.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the New Orleans Public Library and Capital One.

Jane LeGros is the Director of Marketing and Communications for the New Orleans Public Library.

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