The main library and all branches are closed Friday April 18th in observance of Good Friday.  In addition, the main library will have no Saturday hours on the 19th.  Regular hours will resume on Monday April 21st.

We wish everybody a beautiful Easter.

Patriot Contracting, LLC has taken over the task of completing the new main library.  Chris Reedy is site superintendent for the project.  The work is projected to take up to 60 days.

The building and grounds of the new facility are NOT open to the public at this time.  Please continue to use the current library at 242 W. Main St.  The new library is still a construction site.

Thank you for your patience.



Need help understanding the Affordable Care Act’s new marketplace and the special enrollment qualifications?  Please contact Lou Hulin, a certified marketplace navigator:

337.989.0001 or 337.298.5461
On Thursday April 10th she will be at the main library (242 W. Main St., Ville Platte) to help you obtain coverage if you qualify for special enrollment in the healthcare marketplace.

Open enrollment ended on March 31st; visit this website to get more information:

This website can help you with scheduling a healthcare enrollment appointment or a speaker for your next meeting or event. For more information, call: Vallian Senegal, M.A.


Kids and teens: please pick up special Easter coloring sheets April 7th through 11th at the Chataignier Branch.  The branch is open 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and is right next to the community center in Chataignier.

Sheets must be turned in by close of business (5 p.m.) on Friday April 11th at the Chataignier Branch.  Sheets will be judged in three age categories, and the winners announced before Easter.

Judging categories are ages 3 through 5, ages 6 through 12, and ages 13 through 17.

Thank you for your participation and for helping us to get the Chataignier Branch decorated for Easter!

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