With schools closed during the holidays, it's a perfect time to bring your children to the library for storytime. Storytimes are open to all families and caregivers with children ages 5 and under unless noted. Here's a list of locations and times:

Algiers Regional Library, 3014 Holiday Drive. 

10:30 a.m. Tuesdays  

2:30 p.m. Saturdays (ages 5 & up)

2:30 p.m. Dec. 30 — Story and craft for all ages

Alvar Library, 913 Alvar St.

11 a.m. Tuesdays — toddlers

Central City Library, 2405 Jackson Ave. 

10 a.m. Tuesdays — ages 3-5

5:30 p.m. first and third Mondays — story and craft for ages 10 & under

Children's Resource Center Library, 913 Napoleon Ave.

10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, all ages 

4:30 p.m. first and third Mondays, story and craft  

4:30 p.m. second Mondays, bilingual Spanish/English story time & craft

4:30 p.m. fourth Mondays, French story time & craft

East New Orleans Regional Library, 5641 Read Blvd.

5 p.m. Tuesdays, storytime and craft ages 2-8

Cita Dennis Hubbell Library, 725 Pelican Ave.

10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays 

Rosa F. Keller Library, 4300 S. Broad Ave.

11 a.m. Mondays, ages 2 & under

11 a.m. Saturdays, 3-5

Martin Luther King Library, 1611 Caffin Ave.

3:30 p.m. Tuesdays, family storytime

Milton H. Latter Memorial Library, 5120 St. Charles Ave.

10:30 a.m. Tuesdays & Saturdays  

Main Library, 219 Loyola Ave.

1 p.m. Saturdays, storytime and craft, ages 7 & under

Norman Mayer Library, 3001 Gentilly Blvd.

10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, babies and toddlers

Mid-City Library, 4140 Canal St.

11 a.m. Thursdays

6 p.m. third Mondays  

Nix Library, 1401 S. Carrollton Ave.

5:30 p.m. Wednesdays, ages 2-7

Robert E. Smith Library, 6301 Canal Blvd.

11 a.m. Thursdays

For those who can’t make it into a library, we offer many e-resources for children such as Tumblebooks, which provides interactive storybooks, language learning, puzzles and games for youths in kindergarten through sixth grade. Tumblebooks can be accessed by visiting nolalibrary.org and clicking "For Children" under the "For You" section.

HOLIDAY CLOSINGS: All Library locations will be closed Sunday, Dec. 24, through Tuesday, Dec. 26, and also Sunday, Dec. 31, through Tuesday, Jan. 2, for the holidays.

Charles Brown is the executive director of the New Orleans Public Library.