We have good news about extended hours for internet access in areas near the main library and all library branches (whether they are opened or closed). Our new extended internet hours to serve the needs of the public in these challenges times are 7 am to 10 pm. You do not have to have an active library card to use the internet in these areas. Do be mindful that security is set up for 24 hour surveillance at the main library and all branches. We sincerely hope that this effort will help our patrons more easily navigate the digital world when internet access in needed before and after our normal operating hours.

The library is now an official Keeper of Memories!  We are offering the public the opportunity to “Leave a Memory” about anything that they’d like others to remember about them, their loved ones, a life event, etc. on a form that can be picked up at the main library or at a branch near you. Nicknames are also being collected since they are so unique to our Parish. The card catalog can be viewed at the main library in Ville Platte, but we want to collect memories from patrons around the parish and simply store them there. Additionally, if writing is uncomfortable, one can send in a photo with a short bio of a person, pet or event. In fact, some folks have already sent in their old library cards because they wanted to be remembered as long-time library patrons. See below a few of the cards already on file. Please call the main library for more information at 337-363-1369.

The Census is still going strong. If you would like to complete your Census filing online, we would be happy to help you get to the website. Or, if you need more information, we have it. It is a very, very short and simple form. Your participation is important and necessary.

More books written by some local authors that are ready to be checked out are:

(New) “Haven-The Purpose” by Christopher Fontenot, (New) “And Time Stood Still” by Debby Lawson, “A History Lost” by Ann Soileau, “Take a Number Please…. In other words… wait” by Gilda Hoychick, “Cajuns and other Characters: True Stories from South Louisiana” by Jim Bradshaw, “A Cajun in France: Journeys to Assimilation” by Sidney P. Bellard, and “Blown Away” by Sharon Sala to name a few.

Our Fine Free period continues until August 31st. and fines for lost books that are returned will be reduced by half price of the replacement cost.  Please get updates at evangelinelibrary.org or on our Facebook page and continue to request books and other materials by phone or by email at evangeline_parish@yahoo.com. Masks are required at the main library and any branch library that is opened to the public.

The staff truly appreciates the never-ending understanding, patience and support it continues to receive from all patrons! Please get updates at evangelinelibrary.org or on our Facebook page and continue to request books and other materials by phone or by email at evangeline_parish@yahoo.com.  Never forget that libraries do change lives… even through the Cloud! Main library: 337-363-1369

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