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Semi filled with books helped Biloxi library get back in business

“Ten years ago, a semi truck full of books was bound for a public library in hurricane-ravaged Biloxi, Mississippi. Dozens of cardboard boxes had been sorted, packed and labeled — children’s stories, young adult fiction, adult novels and reference books. Nearly all of them had been collected by one man in Columbia.” (via The Missourian)

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New Orleans libraries turn over a new leaf with state-of-the-art buildings

NOLA.com – “For some New Orleanians, the story of the post-Katrina public library system’s resurrection might read like a never-ending tale. While officials managed to reopen five of the 13 storm-damaged locations quickly, many neighborhoods have been forced to rely on makeshift mini-libraries housed in trailers, bookmobiles, elementary schools and abandoned retail spaces, including a former video rental store on North Carrollton Avenue.But the long wait for many book lovers in hard-hit areas is about to end as City Hall prepares to cut the ribbons on five new state-of-the-art libraries over the next few months, including three in rapid-fire succession beginning this week.”

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NO Library Branch Opens

AP – “On Friday, the Martin Luther King Jr. branch library was officially reopened more than two years after it was destroyed during Hurricane Katrina.”

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We Matter

The Advocate – “Hurricanes Katrina and Rita taught many lessons in their wake, but here is one that’s easy to overlook: Libraries matter.”

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Katrina – Two Years Later

Ernie the Attorney reflects.

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