All New Orleans Public Library locations will be closed on Friday, June 18, in observance of Juneteenth.

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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Celebrate Juneteenth with the Library

Juneteenth is celebrated every year to commemorate the ending of slavery in the United States. Also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, or Emancipation Day, Juneteenth is a day to celebrate African American history and culture through education, economic development, and sharing stories with our children, family and friends.

This year, celebrate Juneteenth with the Library by reading or watching these recommended titles, or attending a program to learn about the meaning of this important day.

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.

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.

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.