East New Orleans Regional Library will be closed on Friday, December 4, and Saturday, December 5, for facilities maintenance.

Algiers Regional Library, Milton H. Latter Memorial Library, and Norman Mayer Library will serve as polling locations for the December 5 election and will not be offering Library services that day.

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Escape the Winter with Our Writing Contest

The New Orleans Public Library wants your short story, poem, or essay for our 2021 Winter Writing Contest. This year's theme is "Escape." Winning entries will be posted on our website, and winners will be awarded a gift certificate for the Friends Book Sale, courtesy of the Friends of the New Orleans Public Library.

Library Cards Help Students Learn at Home & at School

When Jennifer DelGreco and her colleagues put together the 2020-2021 enrollment paperwork for students at Harriet Tubman Charter School, they included something new in the packets – an application for a New Orleans Public Library card. Read her story here.

Has the Library made an impact in your life? Tell us how at impact@nolalibrary.org.

December 5 Election Information

On December 5, New Orleans voters are being asked to decide on a package of millages (property taxes) that will be placed separately on the ballot as follows: (1) Infrastructure and Maintenance, (2) Early Childhood Education and Libraries (3) Housing and Economic Development. When combined, the millage package will not raise taxes.

Expanding Library Services

The Library has expanded its services to include additional hours and days of service, an increase in the maximum capacity numbers for In-Library sessions, and a new Book Bundle service.