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Back to School Reads

As summer ends, and as the weather turns cooler (not), there is no better time to share some back-to-school books. As a central part of many kids’ lives, there are fantastic books for kids in every age, stage,...

Vacay Reads You Can’t Miss

Whether you are traveling far from home or staying local this year, the New Orleans Public Library has a whole world of resources to accompany you on your journey. For kids and adults alike, make sure to take ...

Great Reads for Your Mental Health

Imagine your way toward better mental health with these immersive reads highlighting allyship, self-care, and healing. Young Readers The Rabbit Listened by Cori Doerrfeld When all the other animals tell Tayl...

Preparing for Baby

New babies can come with a whirlwind of emotions, including joy, elation, and even maybe even a little exhaustion. Adding a member to the family often includes a learning process for everyone, and the following...

Inclusivity for All

By celebrating inclusivity for all–regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, or ability–we can help create a more equitable, accessible, and just world. Here are seven great books to share with your famil...

Making Summer Plans? Don’t Forget the Library

By Jane LeGros and Kacy Helwick With summer just around the corner, the New Orleans Public Library has families covered. Every June and July, the Library puts on Summer Fun, a program aimed at encouraging read...

From The Bookshelf – Fit for February Reads

February 1, 2022 It’s February, which means Carnival season is in full swing, Valentine’s Day is around the corner, and most Americans have officially given up on their New Year’s resolutions. This year, hea...

From the Bookshelf – New Year, New Reads!

January 1, 2022 Jane LeGros is the director of marketing and communications for the New Orleans Public Library. When not fretting over new years, she enjoys visiting museums and adding to her plant collection....

From the Bookshelf – Festive Reads!

December 1, 2021 Looking to get in the holiday spirit? Grab a cup of cocoa and a warm blanket, and snuggle up with these festive reads. CHILDREN In Carla and the Christmas Cornbread, celebrity chef Carla H...

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