The Algiers Regional Library, Latter Library, & Norman Mayer Library are election polling sites and will not offer Library services on Election Day, Saturday, July 11.
We have compiled reading lists, programs, and resources for all ages regarding anti-racism, systemic oppression, implicit bias, social justice, and how to be a better ally to people of color.
As outlined in our Equity Statement, the Library is committed to providing equitable access to our resources and cultivating an equitable environment for both patrons and staff. The Library unequivocally condemns acts of racism, hatred, and violence, and stands in support of the Black Lives Matter movement and the Statement Condemning Increased Violence and Racism Towards Black Americans released by the Black Caucus of the American Library Association.
The Library's much-loved SUMMER FUN program looks a little different this year due to COVID-19; but, just because Library buildings are closed, it doesn't mean we don't have a ton of fun in store for all ages including a BINGO card & Reading Tracker and Virtual Programs. Get started by signing up for VIRTUAL SUMMER FUN 2020.
A limited number of 45-Minute In-Library Sessions will become available beginning Monday, July 6. Reservations are required for each 45-minute session. A face covering/mask is required while inside the Library. Additional information, including available and unavailable Library services, can be found on the In-Library Sessions webpages. Our Contactless Pick-Up & Drop-Off Service will continue to be offered at all locations.
The Library impacts individuals every day in big and small ways. For Sandy, the Library and its partner, the YMCA Educational Services, helped her study for and pass the HiSET. Congratulations, Sandy, and all graduates! Read Sandy's story here.