History of the New Orleans Public Library

December 12th, 2017

History of the New Orleans Public Library

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With origins dating back to 1843, the New Orleans Public Library has grown from a single French Quarter house with a few volumes into a city-wide system serving all of Orleans Parish with locations throughout the City.

Highlights from the history of the New Orleans Public Library

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