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Little Free Libraries in Old Gretna

A Little Free Library is a “take a book, return a book” free book exchange. Anyone may take a book or bring a book to share. If you take a book (or two) from a Library, you do not need to return that exact book. However, in order to keep local Little Free Libraries full of good choices for the whole neighborhood, the next time you swing by the Library bring a few books to share. Little Library book exchanges function on the honor system; everyone contributes to ensure there are always quality books inside.

Old Gretna now has three beautiful functioning Little Free Libraries, one at the home of Jill and Peter DeBroeck at 912 8th Street, one at the home of Kellie and Marc Soileau at 504 Lavoisier Street and another at Gretna Farmer’s Market that is open each Saturday from 8:30am – 12:30pm.

Little Free Library (LFL) strives to promote literacy and the love of reading by building free book exchanges worldwide. For more information, go to littlefreelibrary.org.

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The West Bank Beacon

The West Bank Beacon is a local monthly publication with a mailed circulation of over 15,000 and thousands more distributed at points from Gretna to Grand Isle, the Beacon tells the story of a thriving community. A “good news” newspaper, our mission is to make readers aware of how both individuals and groups are making a positive difference in the neighborhoods where they live. This includes a focus on civic and city initiatives, volunteer efforts, and charity fundraisers, to name just a few examples.

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