New Orleans Library opens new space for summer reading and programming in Greenbelt
The new space, called Greenbelt Library, is located in the new Greenbelt neighborhood in northeast New Orleans.
The building opened this week.
New Orleans Public Library director of community engagement Lisa Schafer said the library is a place where students can find an engaging learning environment and where staff can provide support to students.
The Greenbelt library has a large, multipurpose room, with a small classroom and two small, open classrooms with separate areas for reading and writing.
The library also has a video screen that is set up for online use.
The location has a library card reader, a video chat room, a phone charging station, and access to the Greenbelt Metro bus stop.
The new Greenbeast is a collaboration between the library and the New Orleans Greenbelt Community Improvement District, which was established to provide new opportunities for community engagement, Schafer told reporters on Monday.
The district, which includes Greenbelt, Greenbelt City, and the West New Orleans neighborhood, has a goal of improving the community’s quality of life by improving health and reducing crime.
The school district also is trying to expand its library system and create more opportunities for students to have access to library materials.