Thank you all for a wonderful retirement send off today at the main library. It has been my privilege to be the library director for Evangeline Parish for nearly 16 years. We accomplished a lot in the past few years, none of which would have been possible without wonderful parish-wide support. I am especially proud of the fact that we built the Turkey Creek Branch, the Chataignier Branch (soon to open), and the new main library/headquarters (Ville Platte), expanded the size of the Pine Prairie Father Leslie Prescott Branch, and renovated the interiors of the Mamou and Basile Branches. Better facilities make possible better library services.
I hope that you all will welcome the incoming library director Margie Mealer and give her and the Library Board of Control your support as they continue to provide quality library service for Evangeline Parish.
Best wishes to all of you. Thank you all for your friendship and support over the past 15.6 years. With many thanks, Mary
The Minutes of the July 24, 2018, Library Board of Control meeting have been posted in the “Agendas and Minutes” page of this website. In addition, the 2018 Chataignier Branch Construction Budget and the 2018 Library Operating Budget, as amended at the meeting, are also posted there. If you have any questions, please call the library at (337) 363-1369. Copies of the amended budgets are also available at the front desk of the main library.
This week our own Thelma Fontenot will be presenting a wonderful Fun with Spanish program beginning at the Turkey Creek Branch library on Tuesday July 17th @ 10:00am then on to Ville Platte Main Library at 2:00 pm. On Wednesday, July 18th, she will be at the Pine Prairie Branch library at 10:00 am, then at the Mamou Branch Library @ 2:00 pm. On Thursday, July 19th, she will be at the Basile Branch Library at 10:00 am and her last presentation of this week will be at the Chataignier Village Hall at 3:00 pm. Miss Thelma does a weekly Fun with Spanish program at the Ville Platte Main Library on Wednesdays at 4:00 pm, where children have fun learning to speak, (hablar), to sing, (cantar), and to dance, (bailar)!
The agenda for the July 24, 2018, Library Board of Control meeting is posted under “Agendas and Minutes” on this website. Also, in the “Minutes” section below the agenda, we have posted the draft amended budgets that will be considered at the public hearing at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday July 24th at the Mamou Branch Library. These are the draft amended operating budget for 2018 and the draft amended Chataignier Branch construction budget for 2018. Both are available for review here on the website. Also, the draft amended budgets are available for review at the circulation desk at the main library (916 W. Main St., Ville Platte). For more information about the draft budgets or about the meeting, please call (337) 363-1369.
The Library Board of Control will meet at 12 noon on Tuesday July 24, 2018, at the Mamou Branch Library. In addition to other business (see agenda), the Board will vote on the proposed budget amendments.
The public hearing is to receive public comments on the proposed amendments of the budgets. The Board Meeting at noon is open to the public and public comments and attendance are very welcome. Refreshments will be served.
Ms. Chantel Johnson with Evangeline Soil & Water Conservation will be providing an educational and fun program beginning at the Turkey Creek Branch library on Tuesday, 7/10/18 @ 10 am then on to Ville Platte Main at 2 pm. On Wednesday, 7/11/18, she will be at the Pine Prairie Branch library at 10 am then at the Mamou Branch Library @ 2 pm. On Thursday, 7/12/18, she will be at the Basile Branch Library @ 10 am and her last program will be at the Chataignier Village Hall at 3 pm.