Hosted by the New Orleans Public Library Foundation as part of the “Turn the Page” Literacy Campaign
August 16th-August 24th 2014
This series of events are crafted to create excitement in regards to the upcoming 2014 school year and to continue the Foundation’s effort of assisting with creating a literate city by placing a book in the hands of every child.
Back to School Rally!
The program kicks off on August 16th at the New Orleans Public Library’s Main Library Branch with a parade and a “Back to School Rally”.
The “Back to School Rally” is an event that the entire family can enjoy. We are promoting a day where there is joy in reading and learning. The event will kick off with a parade around the Main Library, located at 219 Loyola Ave., New Orleans LA 70122 in the CBD. The parade will start at the corner of Tulane and Loyola, it will proceed down Loyola to Perdido, from Perdido making a right on LaSalle, then to Gravier and ending in Duncan Plaza.
Families can enjoy a day of music, food provided by local Food trucks, free pizza, rock climbing, inflatable water slides, video game truck, school supplies giveaways, a scavenger hunt, an immunization bus, where parents can get their kids the shots required by each school, health screening for the adults, key information from some our literacy and education partners, and the key part of the event is making sure everyone resident in Orleans Parish has a library card.
Neighborhood Library Parades and Fun Fest!
In addition to the parade and “Back to School Rally” held at the New Orleans Public Library’s Main Branch, we are also hosting library parades followed by a Fun Fest at participating neighborhood libraries in the weeks of August 16th-August 24th. Each Fun Fest held at the neighborhood libraries will be designed with a focus on reading with understanding for every child and adult of Orleans Parish. Each parade will be unique to each neighborhood, incorporating local music and food and activities. Each branch is creating their own version of the “Fun Fest” incorporating activities for their neighborhood to enjoy and to bring attention to all the services the library can provide to their local community.