Library Runaway

On May 2nd in New Orleans, you can vote on future funding for the public library system in New Orleans. It’s called a Millage Proposition. Back in February, the New Orleans library celebrated the one-year anniversary of the Turn The Page campaign, which has a goal to make New Orleans the most literate city in America by its 300th birthday in 2018. BYO was part of this celebration held at the library‚Äôs main branch, along with Irvin Mayfield, Leah Chase, 2-cent, and others that were there to promote reading to an audience of elementary school students. Sophie Lucido Johnson told this story to the kid crowd about her own love affair with libraries.