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Thank you to so many folks from around the Parish who who visited the library over the last two weeks of Phase 1 for non-contact, walk up services continues FOR VILLE PLATTE MAIN, BASILE, MAMOU, & PINE PRAIRIE

(excludes Chataignier & Turkey Creek Branches) and showed such gratitude to the staff! We sure are trying to meet your needs! The staff truly appreciates the understanding, patience and support of our patrons! See our webpage for details: evangelinelibrary.org

Here are a few suggestion for library materials that can be requested by phone, email (evangeline_parish@yahoo.com)  or web online requests @ evangelinelibrary.org.  Please call your library for details and let them help you find books that you want to be packed up for you!

AUDIOBOOKS: “Thief River Falls” by  Brian Freeman, “The Other Mrs.” by Mary Kubica, ” The Escape Room” by Megan Goldin, “In the Dark” by Loreth White and “The Whispering Room” by Dean Koontz. 

GARDENING: “Edible Gardening” by Lisa Amstutz, “Patio and Windowbox Gardening” by Tom Wellsted, “Month by Month Gardening in Louisiana” by Dan Gill, and “A Time to Plant: Southern Style Garden Living” by James T. Farmer. 

KIDS: “Just the Two of Us” by Will Smith, Pete the Cat and the Itsy Bitsy Spider” by James Dean, “Won’t You Come and Play with Me” by Mary Donovan, and “Dinosaur Rap” by John Foster

FICTION: “The End of October” by Lawrence Wright, “Fatal Memories” by Tanya Stowe, The Summoning” Heather Graham, “The Woman Left Behind” by Linda Howard, and ” Girl Last Seen” by Nina Laurin

LARGE PRINT: “The River Murders” by James Patterson, “The Bitter Roots” by CJ Box, and The Black Market” by KiKi Swinson, “The Reckoning at Gossamer Pond” by James Wright, “Lost” by James Patterson, and “The Woman Left Behind” by Linda Howard

DVDS (Viruses) :The Strain – Season 1 & 2, Resident Evil – The Final ChapterBetrayedMayhem, and Hobbs & Shaw 

We do not yet have an end date for Phase 1, but we will keep you posted through our webpage, Facebook page, newspaper articles and radio.  Never forget that libraries do change lives… even through the Cloud! Main library: 337-363-1369.

The Board of control and staff wish all of our patrons a safe and memorable Memorial Day Holiday! The main library and all branches will be closed. 

Phase 1 for non-contact, walk up services continues FOR VILLE PLATTE MAIN, BASILE, MAMOU, & PINE PRAIRIE

(excludes Chataignier & Turkey Creek Branches). The staff truly appreciates the understanding, patience and support of our patrons! See our webpage for details: evangelinelibrary.org

Here are a few suggestion for library materials that can be requested by phone, email (evangeline_parish@yahoo.com)  or web online requests @ evangelinelibrary.org.  Please call your library for details and let them help you find books that you want to be packed up for you!

AUDIOBOOKS: “Long Bright River” by Liz Moore, “Cemetery Road” by Greg Iles.S: “Lady in the Lake” by Laura Lipmann, “Blue Moon – A Jack Reacher Novel” by Lee Child, “Moral Compass” by Danielle Steel

COOKBOOKS:  “Bobby at Home” by Chef Bobby Flay, “The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food from my Frontier” by Ree Drummond, “Celebrating Life With Pie – Southern Baked” by Amanda D. Wilbanks, “Healthy Eating” by Jeanne Besser

KIDS: :The President of the Jungle” by Andre Rodrigues, “Felipe and Claudette” by Mark Teague, “5 Minute Stories” Fairy Tales and Fables from around the World, “Yoga Frog” by Nora Carpenter and “Why?” A National Geographic edition for Kids, “Time to say Please” by Mo Willems “Thibodeaux Turtle and Boudreaux Bunny” by Todd-Michael St. Pierre

FICTION: “The Indego Girl” by Natash Boyd, “Girl Last Seen” by Nina Laurin, “The Pandora Room” by Christopher Golden and “When we Believed in Mermaids” by Barbara O’Neal, “The Lost Man” by Jane Harper and   “The Priory of the Orange Tree” by Samantha Shannon,  “The Rifleman” by Oliver North

NON-FICTION: “Kovels’ Antiques & Collectibles Price Guide 2020” and “Edison” by Edmund Morris, ”The American Revolution: A Visual History”. Smithsonian edition, “Me, Elton John” by Elton John, “Beatles Lyrics: The Stories Behind the Music… “ by Hunter Davies, “Big French Dance: Cajun & Zydeco Music-1972-1974” by Ron Stanford, The Way I heard It” by Mike Rowe and “Everyday Millionaires” by Chris Hogan

We do not yet have an end date for Phase 1, but we will keep you posted through our webpage, Facebook page, newspaper articles and radio.  Never forget that libraries do change lives… even through the Cloud! Main library: 337-363-1369.

RE-OPENING PLANS

Phase 1 Begins Monday, May 18, 2020 FOR VILLE PLATTE MAIN, BASILE, MAMOU, & PINE PRAIRIE

(Excludes Chataignier & Turkey Creek Branches)

Limited services OUTSIDE of the library buildings:  

(1)    Walk-up, no contact, pick-up for items that were requested online (24 hours a day with your library card), by calling your branch, or using our general email: evangeline_parish@yahoo.com. Call for details.

(2)    Walk-up, no contact returns. The return boxes will be sealed off so all books can be dropped off  at the library front entrance during operating hours. They will be quarantined for 72 hours.

(3)    Special “curbside” service hours for vulnerable, handicapped or high risk patrons will occur Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday  from 8 – 9 am.

(4)    Walk-up,no cost copies up to 10 copies.

(5)    Walk-up, no cost faxes up to 5 pages.

(6)    Your library card will NOT be needed to pick up items.  Staff will look up your library card number when you make your requests.

(7)    Contact phone numbers of the branches that will be opened with staff available to answer questions or to take messages Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5pm are posted here.  (No services will be offered on Saturdays at the Main library at this point in time.)

Basile Branch Library:  337-432-6794

Mamou Branch Library: 337-468-5750

Pine Prairie Branch Library: 337-599-3179

Ville Platte Main Library: 337-363-1369

Please call your library for details and let them help you find books that you want to be packed up for you! We appreciate your continued patience and understanding during this strange re-opening effort. We do not have an end date for Phase 1, but we will keep you posted through our webpage, Facebook page, newspaper articles and radio.  Never forget that libraries do change lives… even through the Cloud!    

OUR PLAN IS BASED ON GUIDANCE FROM THE GOVERNOR’S OFFICE AND FOR THE UTMOST SAFETY OF OUR PATRONS AND STAFF

PHASE 1 IS FOR VILLE PLATTE MAIN, BASILE, MAMOU, & PINE PRAIRIE (Excludes Chataignier & Turkey Creek Branches)

LIMITED SERVICES OUTSIDE OF THE LIBRARY BUILDINGS:  

  • Walk-up, no contact, pick-up for items that were requested online (24 hours a day with your library card), by calling your branch, or using our general email: evangeline_parish@yahoo.com.
  • Walk-up, no contact returns. The return boxes will be sealed off so all books can be dropped off  at the library front entrance during operating hours. They will be quarantined for 72 hours.
  • Special “curbside” service hours for vulnerable, handicapped or high risk patrons will occur Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday  from 8 – 9 am.
  • Walk-up, no contact & no cost copies up to 10 copies.
  • Walk-up, no contact & no cost faxes up to 5 pages.
  • Your library card will NOT be needed to pick up items.  Staff will look up your library card number when you make your requests.
  • Contact phone numbers of the branches that will be opened with staff available to answer questions or to take messages Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5pm are posted here.  (No services will be offered on Saturdays at the Main library at this point in time.)

Basile Branch Library:  337-432-6794

Mamou Branch Library: 337-468-5750

Pine Prairie Branch Library: 337-599-3179

Ville Platte Main Library: 337-363-1369

We appreciate your continued patience and understanding during this strange re-opening effort. We do not have an end date for Phase 1, but we will keep you posted through our webpage (evangelinelibrary.org) , Facebook page, newspaper articles and the radio.

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