The library Board of Control will meet this Thursday, 7/16/20, at noon the main library in Ville Platte instead of  the Mamou branch.  Regretfully, due to the rise in COVID 19 numbers and out of an abundance of caution for our patrons and staff, the Chataignier, Mamou, and Turkey Creek branches will be closed until further notice. On a fun note, the Basile branch library will host a photo op with Mickey Mouse this Thursday, 7/16/20, at 10 am. Please share the good news. Our Fine Free period continues to August 31st and fines for lost books that are returned will be reduced by half price of the replacement cost. At the main library and branches in Basile and Pine Prairie, we continue to hand out free “Welcome Back Goodie Bags” filled with reading incentives to the kids to encourage them to READ!  The only requirement to receive the “goodie bag” is that at least two books are checked out. Each bag will also have a writing activity that could help them win ONE additional prize if they use the “Imagine Your Story” form to write down their memories of how the COVID 19 pandemic is affecting them and then return it to the library with their name and phone number! I’m excited to say that we have received a number of unique stories and the kids really enjoyed their extra prize!

Here are a few new books that are ready to be checked out:

Fiction: “The Last Trial” by Scott Turow and “ A Reasonable Doubt” by Phillip Margolin. Non-Fiction: “Lincoln On The Verge – Thirteen Days to Washington” by Ted Widmer and “Native Americans: A captivating guide to Native American history and the Trail of Tears, including tribes such as the Cherokee, Muscogee Creek, Seminole, Chickasaw, and Choctaw Nations” by Captivating History. Audio:  The Animals at Lockwood Manorby Jane Healey and Stranger on the Beach by Michele Campbell. Kids: “Don’t Worry Little Crab” by Chris Haughton, “The Invisible Web: A story celebrating love and the universal connection” by Patrice Karst and “Kamala and “Bedtime for Sweet Creatures” by Nikki Grimes.

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

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