“A Cause for Paws” is our 2021 Humanitarian project! We are now accepting donations for the Ville Platte Animal Shelter for dogs like blankets, throw toys, floor beds, food, treats, etc. Donations will be delivered to the Animal Shelter once a month. Please share this good news! We’d like to extend a big “thank you” to our first two donors: Emily Fontenot and Kylie Foret Soileau and acknowledge one of the shelter’s biggest supporters, Melissa Gibson. Our Mamou branch continues to be a drop off point for donations to EPAR, Evangeline Parish Animal Rescue.

We are proud to share that our gift of a Little Free Library to the Village of Turkey Creek is ready to serve the public with free books that can be shared! The slogan, “Take a Book, Leave a Book” is going to be a gift that keeps on giving in this rural community! Please visit this new Little Free Library or the one located in front of the Main library in Ville Platte to discover the joy of reading? Evangeline Arts Council member and Turkey Creek resident Sandy Powers did the unique art work!

Our new “digital magazine” resource called Flipster is really something! Access is now available also for home computers and laptops without having to use your library card. This website link is on our library webpage and can be saved to your computer or laptop. Note: All mobile device access will require a library card but once you download the free app your sign in is saved. Please call your library if you have any questions. Here’s a quick list for your review: Bon Appetite, Complete Wedding Magazine, Consumer Reports Buying Guide, Dr. Oz: The Good Life, Elle, Entertainment Weekly, Food Network Magazine, Good Housekeeping, HGTV Magazine, Highlights, House Beautiful, New Orleans Magazine, People Prevention, Quilters World, Southern Living, Star, Sunset, The Old House, Woman’s Day.  Through the mobile app you choose Evangeline library and sign in with your library card number. Then the magazine of you your choice can be downloaded and saved as one of your favorites! There is no limit to the number of magazines that you download either. Of special note is that you have access for one week at a time but can be accessed again for another week, etc.  You can also visit the Flipster website to learn more about the many options that are available like the ability to print out articles or recipes (https://flipster.ebsco.com). Please take a look and let us know what you think! You can also access the link from our website: http://www.evangelinelibray.org.  This is good news!  As we continue to practice COVID Phase 2 practices of mask wearing and social distance protocols at all of our facilities around the parish, we feel that we are now able to keep our magazine readers happy with this free resource.  

The Library Board of Control will meet at the main library on Thursday, 1/14/21, for its first public meeting of the new year. The public is invited. Masks are required. 

Early closing notice: The main library and all branches will be closed on Monday, 1/18/21, to celebrate the annual Martin Luther King holiday.

Never forget that libraries do change lives… even through the Cloud! Main library: 337-363-1369.

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