As City of New Orleans government buildings, all New Orleans Public Library locations require masking and social distancing.

Due to facilities maintenance, Alvar Library will only be open for contactless pick-up & drop-off on Mondays - Thursdays from 10am - 6pm and Fridays & Saturdays from 10am - 5pm.

Cita Dennis Hubbell Library is currently undergoing exterior work but remains open to the public. More information can be found here.

Nix Library is temporarily closed for facility upgrades. Information about this project can be found here.

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June is Pride Month - LGBTQIA Reading Lists, Resources & Activity

Pride Month is currently celebrated each year in the month of June. The purpose of the commemorative month is to recognize the impact that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA) individuals have had on history locally, nationally, and internationally.

Sign Up for SUMMER FUN today!

Libraries across the country host summer reading programs as a way to encourage reading as a lifelong habit, maintain reading skills that children and teens have achieved throughout the school year, and increase interest in libraries, and because it’s just plain fun. Join in the SUMMER FUN by signing up today.

NOPL Helps New School Build A Library

When Edward Hynes Charter opened a new elementary school in Gentilly in 2019, Principal Brittany Smith assumed it would take them years to build their in-school library. But, thanks to help from the New Orleans Public Library, they were able to start offering their inaugural class access to an on-campus library in a matter of months. Learn more about this project, and how you, too, can get free books for your school library here.

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Story Trails are Here

Follow a story along our new Story Trails and cross off a square of your SUMMER FUN BINGO card! Story Trails combine movement and literacy and allow families to experience storytime outdoors at your own pace. Story Trails are set up outside of Alvar Library, Algiers Regional Library, Central City Library, the Children’s Resource Center Library, East New Orleans Regional Library, and Norman Mayer Library during operating hours in June and July.