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.
The Library's much-loved SUMMER FUN program looks a little different this year due to COVID-19; but, just because Library buildings are closed, it doesn't mean we don't have a ton of fun in store for all ages including a BINGO card & Reading Tracker and Virtual Programs. Get started by signing up for VIRTUAL SUMMER FUN 2020.
A limited number of 45-Minute In-Library Sessions will become available beginning Monday, July 6. 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.