© Joyce Haun
Nikki Leali is a seventh-grader at Ursuline Academy in New Orleans, Louisiana. When she was six, she won a small city grant to host a neighborhood book exchange in conjunction with the national Little Free Library initiative. She conducted an annual book donation and swap drive for several years that redistributed more than 55,000 books in her community and then organized a reading club that brings middle level students together with younger children once a month to read and work on craft projects.
10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Children’s Author Tent 1
Little Libraries, Big Heroes
2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
State Capitol Building, House Chamber
Celebrating 10 Years of "Take a Book, Share a Book": Little Free Library
Book-loving volunteers are essential to the Louisiana Book Festival's success. Whether it's escorting authors, guiding visitors, selling refreshments, working with children in the Young Readers Pavilion or other fun and rewarding assignments, the Louisiana Book Festival wants you to join the volunteer team.