All branches host a weekly storytime for families with children ages 0-5 years old. Storytimes feature early literacy builders such as interactive reading, songs & rhymes, and a take-home craft. Schedule information may be found on the Events Calendar, or through contacting your local branch. No registration necessary.
TumbleBookLibraryLouisiana Library Connection Databases (state.lib.la.us)
A collection of children's e-books with more than 1100 titles for grades K-6, including unique animated, talking picture books, read-along chapter books, national geographic videos, non-fiction books, playlists, as well as books in Spanish and French. Plus, the collection features Graphic Novels - a student favorite!
Every Child Ready to Read® (ECRR) @ your library®Every Child Ready to Read – Read. Learn. Grow.
Storytimes and other children’s activities offered through the library incorporate the ECRR early literacy practices and are designed to empower caregivers to continue these learning strategies at home.
The Every Child Ready to Read program encourages parents to interact with their children using the five practices of early literacy: singing, talking, reading, writing, and playing...
1. Talking: Talking with children helps them learn oral language, one of the most critical early literacy skills. Children learn about language by listening to parents talk and joining in the conversation.
2. Singing: Singing develops language skills. Slows down language so children can hear the different sounds in words. Helps children learn new words and information.
3. Reading: Reading together develops vocabulary and comprehension, nurtures a love for reading, and motivates children to want to learn to read.
4. Writing: Children become aware that printed letters stand for spoken words as they see print used in their daily lives.
5. Playing: Play is one of the best ways for children to learn language and literacy skills. They learn about language through playing as the activities help them put thoughts into words and talk about what they are doing.
1000 Books Before Kindergarten1000 Books Before Kindergarten
The library strongly supports this endeavor, through its circulating children’s collections, children’s reading areas, storytimes and summer reading program.
The 1000 Books Foundation offers free, downloadable reading logs, achievement certificates, and more tools through the site link above.
HomeworkLouisianaLouisiana Library Connection Databases (state.lib.la.us)
Provides homework assistance and skill-building exercises, including free live tutoring from professionals.
Accelerated Reader BookfinderTMAccelerated Reader Bookfinder US - Welcome (arbookfind.com)
Renaissance’s corporate site offers a free search tool to find out the AR book level, points, and quiz types for any resource included under the program.
The majority of the library’s youth titles are within the Accelerated Reader program.