Get Ready to have FUN this Summer


Get Ready to have FUN this Summer


The Summer Fun & Reading Challenge begins June 1st, but you can sign up now using the link below or at any library location.


Kick Off Parties

A Shake-Up at Club Söda: an Interactive Murder Mystery Play for Adults
Norman Mayer Library
Friday, June 1 from 6pm - 8pm

Club Söda may not be the most popular bar in the Quarter, but their monthly Amateur Detectives Drink Free Night always draws a crowd. It's not the smartest night for someone to murder the owner; but, hey, maybe you'll be the one to crack the case! Featuring a script by local author Zach Bartlett. Sponsored by the Friends of the New Orleans Public Library.

Children’s Summer Fun & Reading Challenge Kick Off Party
Saturday, June 2 from 1pm - 3pm
Latter Library

Kick off your summer with an afternoon of fun, games, and refreshments. Everyone who registers to participate in our Summer Fun & Reading Challenge will receive a prize.

Summer Fun Events

We have hundreds of events scheduled throughout June and July for children, teens, and adults.

Just a few of the events include:

A murder mystery party, NOLA 300 trivia, and copyright and contract law workshops for musicians, for adults.

For teens, we have anime workshops, silent disco dance parties, puppet making classes with Miss Pussycat.

Mermaid storytimes, children's book author Johnette Downing, and the science of sound programs are planned for children.

June Event Listings

Reading Challenge

Children and teens will earn prizes by signing up for our reading challenge. Those who complete the challenge by reading 800 pages and submitting a reading log will earn additional prizes. Even more prizes can be earned by those who crush the challenge and read 2018 pages.

Reading Log

Download the Reading Log or pick one up at any Library location.

Reading Log

Adult Prize Raffles

Adults who sign up for the Summer Fun & Reading Challenge and attend Library events throughout June and July will receive raffle entries for the chance to win one of 15 Amazon Fire HD Tablets with Alexa.

Adult Writing Contest

Adults age 18 and over are invited to submit a short story, poem, or essay as part of our 4th annual Adult Writing Contest.

Original submissions should use the theme of music and incorporate at least seven of the ten words listed below: Brass, Duet, Finale, Harmony, Improvisation, Interlude, Tempo, Unison, Symphony, Rhythm

Prizes include:
1st Place: $100 Value Prize Pack
2nd Place: $50 Value Prize Pack
3rd Place: $25 Value Prize Pack

Adult Writing Contest Submission Form & Rules

Submission Deadline: Friday, June 15, 2018 at 5pm.
Winners will be announced Friday, July 13.

Other Upcoming Events

Events on 5/27/2018

Sun, May 27th / By Appointment

Robert E. Smith Library

Designed for those who are just beginning to learn about technology or who would like to grow their digital skills. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 504-596-2638. (More)

Sun, May 27th / 1pm - 2pm

Milton H. Latter Memorial Library

Learn about the many electronic resources, including e-books and audiobooks, available through the Library. Bring your laptop, smart phone, tablet, or e-reader with you, along with a valid Library card. (More)

Sun, May 27th / 2pm - 3:30pm

Norman Mayer Library

Bring your frozen food scraps in a reusable or compostable container to feed farm animals or be turned into nutrient-rich composted used by local farms. (More)