Summer Fun at the New Orleans Public Library

May 24, 2022

Registration opens on Wed., June 1 for the New Orleans Public Library’s beloved SUMMER FUN reading program, which will feature in-person events after going virtual two years ago due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Library hosts the SUMMER FUN program every year to combat the “summer slide,” or the tendency for students to lose some of the educational gains they made during the previous school year. Libraries across the country host summer reading programs in an effort to fill those gaps, as well as to encourage reading as a lifelong habit and to increase interest in libraries.

“Every summer, kids risk losing valuable skills and knowledge that they acquired throughout the school year. By signing your family up for SUMMER FUN, you can help your children stay engaged with reading and literacy, while also having fun together,” Executive Director and City Librarian Emily Painton said. “We’re thrilled to be returning to in-person programming, while also offering virtual options for those who prefer to attend from afar.”

The fun kicks off June 1 with an exciting mix of in-person and virtual events, including visits from the Audubon Zoo, puppet shows, music workshops, storytimes, and so much more. In addition to attending free events and programs for all ages, SUMMER FUN participants can track their reading for the chance to win great prizes. Plus, explore all of the things the Library has to offer by completing SUMMER FUN BINGO for even more opportunities to win.

The 2022 New Orleans Public Library SUMMER FUN reading program is sponsored by the Friends of the New Orleans Public Library with support from the RosaMary Foundation, the Keller Family Foundation, and the Entergy Charitable Foundation.

Visit to register and to download your free BINGO card and reading tracker to get started.