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  • Please welcome our new Board Members!

    The New Orleans Public Library Foundation is proud to announce our new Board Members!

    Barbara Waiters
    Director Community and Economic Development
    Delgado Community College

    Cleveland Spears
    President and CEO
    Spears Group

    Dana Henry
    New Orleans City Director
    STAND for Children Louisiana

    Darlene Kattàn
    Kattàn: Business & Consulting Services

    Jennifer Oliver-Goodwin
    Chief Operating Officer
    Pangea Global AIDS

    Read the Love Report - a summary of success from the first year of our Turn the Page Literacy campaign.

    Turn the Page is a collaborative effort by the New Orleans Public Library, the New Orleans Public Library Foundation, Friends of the New Orleans Public Libraries, Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities and 10 regional parish libraries from across southeast Louisiana to increase literacy in the region.

    The campaign has a bold goal: to make New Orleans the most literate city in America by its 300th anniversary in 2018. Turn the Page is a campaign intended to promote and expand literacy services in Greater New Orleans. The program is also an effective way that local businesses, non-profit organizations, community associations and media outlets can display their commitment to one of the most serious issues facing New Orleans- literacy.

    The New Orleans Public Library Foundation enriches New Orleans’s people, culture, and economy by promoting literacy, supporting the New Orleans Public Library, and providing unique and accessible collections.

    I think the health of our civilization, the depth of our awareness about the underpinnings of our culture and our concern for the future can all be tested by how well we support our libraries.

    -Carl Sagan

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