The Library’s new interim director Eniweta Yvonne Lavergne, usually known as Yvonne, got her unusual first name from her father’s service in the Navy in the Marshall Islands, where Eniwetok Atoll is famous as the site of the first H-bomb testing in 1952.  Named after the Atoll, Yvonne spent most of her childhood in California due to her father’s naval career.

She spent 32 years in the banking industry in San Diego, retiring as an Assistant Vice President for Union Bank where she managed the Employee Loan Department.  She also spent two years after her retirement from Union Bank as a Consumer Loan Underwriter for another financial institution.

In 2003 Yvonne moved with her husband Leon to Leon’s hometown: Mamou.  There was much to do as they built their home and became active with family, church, and community. Always one to want to help others, she delivered meals to shut-ins for two years for the Council on Aging Meals on Wheels program.  Then an opportunity arose to apply to work at the Evangeline Parish Library. 

Yvonne says, “This changed my life.  I had no idea I would be starting a new career.  I have loved working at the library since day one.”

Yvonne has been with the library since August of 2008, excelling in progressively more responsible positions.  In October of 2011 she became the library’s business manager.  She also soon began work toward her American Library Association LSSC, Library Support Staff Certification. She took online coursework in the foundations of library service, communications and teamwork, and library technology, as well as in other areas of library knowledge and service.  Yvonne received her LSSC in  December of 2015. It is a national accreditation recognized by all public libraries in the United States.

She has continued as library business manager but has also served in many other roles at the library as needed.  She has been part of staff recruiting, training, and scheduling.  She was also assistant branch manager for the Chataignier branch.

Yvonne thanks the Library Board for the opportunity to serve as Interim Director.  She says, “The staff here is Awesome,” and she will do her best to help provide all of Evangeline Parish with great library service.

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Mother Goose Story Hour @ Evangeline Parish Library
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3:30 pm Mother Goose Story Hour @ Evangeline Parish Library
Mother Goose Story Hour @ Evangeline Parish Library
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Crocheting @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
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Lean how to quilt! Ages 16- 99 (classes or offered as six week classes)
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Mother Goose Story Hour @ Evangeline Parish Library
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3:30 pm Allons Parler En Français? @ Evangeline Parish Library
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Allons Parler En Français? @ Evangeline Parish Library
We’ve heard from many adults who speak local French that they would like to have a place to gather to speak French while visiting. So, we are offering an opportunity for folks to join Mrs.[...]
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3:30 pm Mother Goose Story Hour @ Evangeline Parish Library
Mother Goose Story Hour @ Evangeline Parish Library
Sep 10 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Mother Goose Story Hour @ Evangeline Parish Library
Ms. Pat’s Mother Goose Story Hour with crafts, movie & activities.
5:29 pm Crocheting @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
Crocheting @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
Sep 10 @ 5:29 pm – 6:29 pm
Crocheting @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
Tuesday Crocheting (when Ms. Pat Fontenot is available) @ 5pm. (This is a drop in class offered by a volunteer and may not occur every week.)
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1:00 pm Quilting @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
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Lean how to quilt! Ages 16- 99 (classes or offered as six week classes)
3:30 pm Mother Goose Story Hour @ Evangeline Parish Library
Mother Goose Story Hour @ Evangeline Parish Library
Sep 12 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Mother Goose Story Hour @ Evangeline Parish Library
Ms. Pat’s Mother Goose Story Hour with crafts, movie & activities.