2020 Equity & Diversity Accomplishments

January 21st, 2021

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.

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Free AARP Tax Assistance

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And the Winners Are

Our 2021 Winter Writing Contest winners have been announced. Thanks to all who participated! Winners
1st Place: One Parlor's Parrot by Sarah Waits
2nd Place: Escaping Into Green by Erin Lestrade
3rd Place: Horse Firetruck Apple Sky by MM Kaufman

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The Numbers Are In

Throughout 2020, you checked out books, got Library cards, came to programs, and so much more. Thank you for your support of the New Orleans Public Library! Circ Stats Circ Stats 2 Circ Stats 3 Circ Stats 4 Circ Stats 5 Circ Stats 6 Population statistics retrieved from census.gov. (More)