Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

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The Pebbles Center
Learning about Latin America at the New Orleans Public Library

In April of 2004 Tulane University and the New Orleans Public Library created the Pebbles Center to enhance the learning and lives of the children of our city by offering them resources and opportunities to experience the rich diversity of Latin America and its people. The Pebbles Center has been housed within the Children’s Resource Center at 913 Napoleon Avenue. Since its inauguration, the Pebbles Center has acquired over five hundred bilingual, English and Spanish language children’s books, films, and guides on Latin America and the Caribbean. Ten years later, the Pebbles Center has grown so much that the collection is now housed in two locations. In Spring 2014, the center added more to the collection by opening up at another branch on the westbank at the New Orleans Public Library’s Algiers Regional Branch. The Center holds all Américas Book Awards winners and commended titles along with the Pura Belpré award winners.

This collaborative project is an important resource for the community to learn about and engage with Latin America while supporting language learning for all ages. Check the library calendar for upcoming bilingual programming.

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