January 27, 2022

New Orleans, LA: “West Bank’s Oldest Library Reopened to the Public”

From The Advocate (Baton Rouge):

Five years after it was shut down due to termite damage, and almost a year after renovations began, officials celebrated the reopening of the West Bank’s oldest library Friday.

The closure was the second time the more than century-old Cita Dennis Hubbell Library in Algiers has been shut down due to concerns about its structure. But city officials pledged their commitment to the library as they reopened it Friday.

“As one of the oldest public library facilities in New Orleans, it has served as an important community resource for decades,” New Orleans City Councilwoman Kristin Gisleson Palmer said. “It will now be available for all of our children to enjoy for generations to come.”

Roughly $1.3 million in renovations were made to the building over the past year using Federal Emergency Management Agency funds and city bond money.

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See Also: Hubbell Library Facebook Page

See Also: “Hubbell Branch Library Reopened in Algiers Point Afte Renovations (via NOLA.com)

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