Good new library lovers. The new Nora Navra Library in New Orleans will open Friday, Aug. 24 with a celebration featuring New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell and city officials from 2pm - 5pm. The celebration will continue from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug, 25, fun activities for everyone.
The Nora Navra Library, originally called Branch 9 of the New Orleans Public Library, opened in two temporary locations in 1946. The original permanent 2,500-square-foot building, located at 1902 St. Bernard Ave., was dedicated as the Nora Navra Library on May 2, 1954. The building was severely damaged during Hurricane Katrina and remained closed until it was demolished in 2017. With construction on the new 7,800-square-foot building completed, all six libraries that were damaged beyond repair by Hurricane Katrina have been rebuilt.
Nora Navra Library's hours are as follows:
Mondays from 10am - 8pm
Tuesdays from 10am - 8pm
Wednesdays from 10am - 8pm
Thursdays from 10am - 8pm
Fridays from 10am - 5pm
Saturdays from 10am - 5pm
Read more about the library here.
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