NEW ORLEANS - Nearly seven years after Katrina badly damaged the Algiers Regional Library, a grand re-opening was held for a more spacious, modern and appealing building.
The cost of the new library, anchored in the 3000 block of Holiday Drive, was pegged at $9.2 million.
“This new library is a major addition for the Algiers community,” Mayor Landrieu said. “In the last four months, the City of New Orleans has opened five new libraries and the new Algiers Regional Library is by far the largest."
The new Algiers Regional Library is a two-story, 28,000 square foot facility with an open courtyard that will provide all the services of the main branch including children's reading room, Wi-Fi hotspot, teen space, meeting rooms, and an enterprise area with separate entrances/exits from the rest of the building is being provided for a future tenant to build out.
The library is designed to allow after-hours access to the main meeting room which can accommodate large crowds without disturbing the remainder of the facility. A kitchenette has been included in the meeting room. This new library will feature 60 computers, new materials, seasonal displays and special features on the main level.