Connecting children to a world of learning through the Library
March 29th, 2019
Diversity In Action is a nationally recognized initiative from the Association for Library Service to Children designed to emphasize the importance of literacy for all children from all backgrounds. It is a commitment to introducing children and their families to diverse books, languages, and cultures.
The Library is celebrating Diversity In Action throughout April with a series of programs featuring stories and crafts from countries around the world and the opportunity for children to receive a free book by getting their Diversity In Action passport stamped. These programs are open to all families and caregivers with children of all ages.
Schedule of Events
Tuesday, April 9 at 11am
Tuesday, April 9 at 5pm
East New Orleans Regional Library
Wednesday, April 10 at 5:30pm
Thursday, April 11 at 10:30am
Saturday, April 13 at 10:30am
Saturday, April 13 at 2pm
Keller Library & Community Center
Tuesday, April 16 at 10am
Central City Library
Wednesday, April 17 at 10:30am
Norman Mayer Library
Thursday, April 18 at 11am
Saturday, April 20 at 10:30am
Children’s Resource Center Library
Saturday, April 20 at 11am
Algiers Regional Library
» CANARY ISLANDS
Saturday, April 20 at 2pm
Wednesday, April 24 at 3:15pm
Martin Luther King Library
Friday, April 26 at 12:30pm
Saturday, April 27 at 11am
Nora Navra Library
Passports are available throughout April at all Library locations or for download here. Children who earn 4 passport stamps will receive a free book.
Earn passport stamps by doing any of the following:
ATTEND a Diversity In Action event.
LEARN “hello” or a greeting in another language.
READ a book about another culture or country.
READ a bilingual book.
LISTEN to music from another culture or country.
COLOR a flag from another country.
The Library offers many ways to learn about other cultures and languages online.
Pronunciator: An online resource to learn one of 99 languages.
TumbleBooks: A collection of children’s e-books, including National Geographic videos, non-fiction books, and books in Spanish and French.
Freegal: Download up to 7 songs per week. Choose from over 13 million songs from around the world.
Kanopy: A streaming video service with over 30,000 movies, including foreign language and documentary films.
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