The New Orleans Public Library has launched a new tool lending service, located inside the East New Orleans Regional Library.
Celebrated New Orleans rapper Alfred Banks is joining forces with the Library to help curate Crescent City Sounds, a free streaming service that features an exclusively local music library.
People are always asking DJ Soul Sister for book and film recommendations. Now, thanks to her new collaboration with the Library, anyone can read and watch like her!
Geraldine Vaucresson was hired in 1961 as the first Black librarian in New Orleans to work at a traditionally white library. Her employment was part of a strategic to integrate the Library in practice, as well as on paper, which happened in 1954.
Until her death in 1998, Rosa F. Keller repeatedly took up arms to fight for equality for all – regardless of race, gender, or sexual identity – and was an especially important figure in the New Orleans Public Library’s path to inclusivity.
In honor of Black History Month and the New Orleans Public Library’s 125th anniversary, we’re taking a look back at the Library’s Black leadership.
For the past few weeks, 17-year-old Aliyah has spent almost every afternoon at East New Orleans Regional Library doing what she loves most: painting. But Aliyah isn’t working on just any piece. She and local artist Journey Allen are chipping away at a large and vibrant mural that takes up most of the Read Boulevard wall of the Library.
Dryades Library opened in 1915 as the first public Library in New Orleans to welcome Black patrons, almost two decades after the New Orleans Public Library officially opened its doors.
An exhibit at East New Orleans Regional Library sheds light on the often untold story of the free and enslaved Black blacksmiths who built much of the French Quarter’s iconic iron work and how one group of artisans is fighting to keep the tradition alive today.
When East New Orleans Regional Library first opened on Read Boulevard in 1968, it was the largest in the New Orleans Public Library system. In the five decades since, the Library has served as a pillar of the community, particularly during Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts in the area, which was devastated by the storm. E