In May, New Orleans voters created a new 25-year, 2.5-mill tax to support the New Orleans Public Library (NOPL). The increase, NOPL Executive Director Charles Brown said, would enable the library to open its Nora Navra branch in the 7th Ward and extend hours throughout the library system. Those extended hours will begin Jan. 3, 2016, providing six-day-a-week service at all libraries and Sunday hours at the Main Library and five others.
This week, NOPL will host four "community input sessions" around the city so that library users can share their experiences and suggestions for future library operations:
• Monday, Oct. 19, 6:30 p.m.: Algiers Regional Library (3014 Holiday Drive, Algiers)
• Tuesday, Oct. 20, 7 p.m.: Main Library (219 Loyola Ave.)
• Wednesday, Oct. 21, 6 p.m.: NORD-C Lyons Center (634 Louisiana Ave.)
• Thursday, Oct. 22, 6 p.m.: Norman Mayer Library (3001 Gentilly Blvd.)
If you can't make those, NOPL has an 11-question survey designed to gauge interest in library services. Visit www.neworleanspubliclibrary.org.