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Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

In celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, the New Orleans Public Library has partnered with VAYLA to compile suggested titles for all ages to read and watch throughout May and beyond. These titles honor the contributions and influences of Asian American and Pacific Islander Americans have made to the culture, achievements, and history of the United States.

Library Board Adopts 10-year Strategic Plan

On Tuesday, May 11, the Library Board of Directors adopted a 10-year Strategic Plan that will carry the Library from 2022 to 2031 with a focus on three main pillars:
1. SMART Kids – focus on early childhood education
2. Job Readiness – focus on adult literacy, digital literacy, and workforce development
3. Open Doors – focus on library operations like circulation, internet access, programming, facilities etc.

Read the new plan here and see how we will create a Library lifestyle for all New Orleanians.

Do you have comments or questions about the Strategic Plan? Fill out a form here.

Expanding Library Services on May 17

Beginning Monday, May 17, the New Orleans Public Library will expand services, including allowing patrons to come into Library buildings without making appointments. Masks and social distancing will be required.

Free AARP Tax Assistance

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide provides in-person and virtual tax assistance to anyone free of charge with a special focus on taxpayers who are over 50 or have low to moderate income. Tax-Aide volunteers are located nationwide, and are trained and IRS-certified every year to make sure they know about and understand the latest changes and additions to the tax code.