New Library in Jefferson Parish

A new library will be built and named after community leaders Joseph and Constance Caroll. The $2.2 million dollar project will be located in Avondale and will be around 4,500 square feet. “For many years, this community has asked about a library. Our young children who often need guidance…..this is going to be a resource for them and their families,” says Parish Council member Byron Lee.

The library will house meeting spaces, study rooms and a dozen public computer stations and will be located at 588 Avondale Garden Road on the west bank. “Whatever financial gaps or whatever digital that may exist, it won’t exist for very long once this beautiful building is built,” commented Lee.

Joseph and Constance Carroll have been community leaders in Avondale for a long time. They have had a hand in education so this is fitting for them. Their names will be put on the learning institution which is dedicated to education. The library will also have music education in some form or fashion in honor of Mrs. Caroll’s dedication as a music teacher.

The library is needed to fill a gap in the community. It will serve as a safe haven for citizens as well. “Libraries are no longer simply about housing collections. We are about making connections,” boasts Jessica Styons, the new library’s director.

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Land Beneath the Elevated West Bank Will No Longer Be an Eyesore

Everyone who goes on the elevated West Bank Expressway knows it is an eyesore but nothing has been done about it in the past because the state of Louisiana owns it. This might change as Jefferson’s legislative delegation plans to introduce a bill that would give control of the property to the parish. Currently, the land is covered with litter and is an undeveloped eyesore. The area beneath US 90, Terry Parkway and Garden Road is also used for homeless encampments.

“It always looks terrible. We need to be able to control our own fate,” says council member Ricky Templet.

The parish would like to see the land be put to good use as new parks, drainage infrastructure or buildings for retailers. “That’s a great place for economic development, and also, it can give the people of west Jefferson a better quality of life,” says state Rep. Timothy Kerner.

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Annual Crawfish Cook-Off, May 20, 2023

The annual crawfish cook-off is back in Westwego.

Crawfish Cook-Off

Westwego Cultural Center
177 Sala Avenue
Metairie, LA 70001

May 20, 2023
11am – 4pm

Music Lineup:
Marigny & The Vital Signs
The Band Epic

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Songs on Sala, May 5, 2023

The Songs on Sala returns this spring in Metairie.

Songs on Sala

Westwego Cultural Center
177 Sala Avenue
Metairie, LA 70001

May 5, 2023

Free event

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The Spongebob Musical, May 5 – May 21, 2023

Come see this play live in Kenner.

The Spongebob Musical

Rivertown Theaters
325 Minor Street
Kenner, LA 70062

May 5 – 21, 2023
Every Friday and Saturday
2pm Sunday

Tickets $37 – $51

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