New Orleans Library kids' resource pairs animated stories with nonfiction books on a similar subject –

BookFlix helps introduce kids to nonfiction.
BookFlix helps introduce kids to nonfiction.
Dive into BookFlix, the New Orleans Public Library’s newest e-resource for kids. The digital literacy resource pairs more than 120 animated stories from Weston Woods with a best-selling nonfiction eBook from Scholastic on a similar subject.
The fiction and nonfiction pairings are designed to strengthen early literacy skills while exposing young learners to real-world concepts.
Visit to explore BookFlix, as well as other online and electronic resources just for kids.
MYSTERY BOOK CLUB: Librarian and mystery-lover Shelby Goddard will host the New Orleans Public Library’s monthly Who Dun It? Book Club from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 21.
Participants will discuss “The Broken Girls” by Simone St. James, a chilling novel about a journalist who uncovers the dark secrets of an abandoned boarding school in Vermont.
Visit to reserve a copy of “The Broken Girls,” which is available in print, e-book and audiobook formats.
For details, including the title of next month’s book and Zoom information, email [email protected] or visit New members are always welcome.
WRITING WORKSHOP: Writers of all skill levels, styles and genres are invited to a Virtual Creative Writing Workshop on Oct. 23, hosted by librarian and Pushcart Prize-winning poet and Fulbright Fellow Kathleen Balma. The Zoom event is from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Participating writers will create, share and critique original work while learning to develop their own voice.
For details and registration, email [email protected].
Each program will open with an optional writing prompt for those without a prepared work. The Virtual Creative Writing Workshop will be held every second and fourth Saturday of the month.
TEEN ADVISERS: Teens can make their voices heard by joining the New Orleans Public Library’s Teen Advisory Board. The library is seeking students in grades six through 12 to share their thoughts about how the New Orleans Public Library can better serve them through programming, products, materials and more. Interested students can apply at and then tune in for a Zoom meeting Oct. 27 at 4 p.m.
The Teen Advisory Board is sponsored by the Friends of the New Orleans Public Library and organized by the library’s Teen Programming Team. For more information, contact Caitlin Young at [email protected] or (504) 596-3101.
CODING FOR GIRLS: Build coding and creativity skills with Girls Who Code, a weekly club for sixth to 12th grade students to learn about computer science in a fun and safe environment. Girls Who Codes meets every Monday at 4 p.m. through Dec. 6. Visit for details and registration.
Dr. Gabriel Morley is director of the New Orleans Public Library.
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