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Thank you all for a wonderful retirement send off 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)!

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