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Calling all Orleans Parish Students!

Make your mark this Black History Month by entering the annual New Orleans Public Library Black History Month Art Contest.

This year’s contest theme is NEW ORLEANS ACTIVISTS AND ACTIVISM
Celebrate historical activists like Ruby Bridges and Oretha Castle Haley, activism that took place in New Orleans, such as the 1963 March on City Hall, or an activist you know from your own life.

2020 Equity & Diversity Accomplishments

The New Orleans Public Library is committed to providing equitable access to resources and information and to cultivating an equitable environment for both Library users and staff. Read the list of our 2020 accomplishments here.

Equity Task Force Responds to the Events of January 6, 2021

The New Orleans Public Library stands in support of the American Library Association's Statement Condemning Violence on Capitol Hill, which outlines the library's role in defending the constitutional rights of all individuals, celebrating and preserving our democratic society, and ensuring that all individuals have the opportunity to become lifelong learners and engaged residents—informed, literate, educated, and culturally enriched.

“Nix Library is a Very Special Place"

Almost a century ago, James, Ralph, and John Nix donated their family’s lot at the corner of Willow Street and Carrollton Avenue to the City of New Orleans in order to build a library in memory of their parents. Learn about Nix Library's past, present, and future in our latest Impact Story here.

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