The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra just broke ground on the Jazz Marketplace, which will feature a jazz archive and public internet access in collaboration with the Library and Foundation.
The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra are celebrating their new building project, the New Orleans Jazz Market, with two groundbreaking events today. The Jazz Market is located at the intersection of Oretha Castle Haley and Martin Luther King Boulevards in Central City. Planned activities for the Jazz Market include performance presentations, senior citizen activities, special events, and a developing archive of Jazz recordings and charts in partnership with the New Orleans Public Library.
The New Orleans Public Library Foundation along with the New Orleans Public Library and other local library systems have launched the Turn the Page Literacy Campaign, an effort to make New Orleans the most literate city in the nation. Please support this initiative by donating today!
Turn the Page is an important initiative with a bold goal – to make New Orleans the most literate city in America by its 300th birthday in 2018, which will be accomplished by raising awareness of issues, available resources and programming related to early childhood, school success, digital literacy and adult literacy. The campaign is an inclusive, collaborative literacy campaign spearheaded by the New Orleans Public Library and 10 regional parish libraries across southeast Louisiana. Turn the Page will include ’30 in 30,’ or 30 events in 30 days, targeted at moving the needle on literacy in Southeast Louisiana.