On Friday, 7/31, a Library staff member confirmed that they tested positive for COVID. The staff member had recently been to the Main Library, Nix Library, and Hubbell Library. The New Orleans Mosquito, Termite, and Rodent Control Board has cleaned all three locations and they have all reopened.
We have compiled reading lists, programs, and resources for all ages regarding anti-racism, systemic oppression, implicit bias, social justice, and how to be a better ally to people of color.
As outlined in our Equity Statement, the Library is committed to providing equitable access to our resources and cultivating an equitable environment for both patrons and staff. The Library unequivocally condemns acts of racism, hatred, and violence, and stands in support of the Black Lives Matter movement and the Statement Condemning Increased Violence and Racism Towards Black Americans released by the Black Caucus of the American Library Association.
Over the past two months, we were able to share so many fun and informative virtual programs and we hope that we inspired your creativity, got you up off your feet, expanded your knowledge, and kept you connected to your community. Congratulations to the SUMMER FUN Prize Winners. A big THANK YOU to all of the organizations and people who helped make SUMMER FUN possible.
A limited number of 45-Minute In-Library Sessions are now available. Reservations are required for each 45-minute session. A face covering/mask is required while inside the Library. Additional information, including available and unavailable Library services, can be found on the In-Library Sessions webpages. Our Contactless Pick-Up & Drop-Off Service will continue to be offered at all locations.
The New Orleans Public Library and Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (SLLS) are pleased to announce the launch of a new virtual legal clinic for eligible Library users. It takes place every 2nd and 4th Wednesday beginning on July 15, 2020. Library users are asked to sign up ahead of time for an appointment to speak with an attorney by phone or video conference. Appointments are limited.