Tuesday, April 16th, the Friends of the Library will meet at the main library at 4:30 pm. The public is invited to attend and new members are always welcomed!

Wednesday, April 17th, our pre-teen / teen (8-16) Just Craftin Around youth club facilitated by Tina Davis will offer a program to continue the program about the book “Making Fairy & Gnome Gardens” @ 4 – 5 pm. New members are always welcomed!

Wednesday, April 17th the Turkey Creek branch library is hosting an Easter Celebration at 3:30 pm. They will have a story time, an Easter Egg hunt, and a craft! The public is invited.

The main library in Ville Platte is hosting an Easter Egg Coloring contest concludes this week. Anyone can still pick up a coloring sheet in their age category (0-3, 4-7, 8-12, or 13-17) at the main library and return it by April 15th for judging.  There will a first, second, and third place prize for each age group. The winners will be contacted on April 16th and prizes can be picked up on April 18th. Please share the news about this fun contest.

Thursday, April 18th, the Quilting Club will meet at 1 pm at the Main Library to continue working on their projects. New members are welcomed.

Easter Holiday Closure: The main library and all branches will be closed on Good Friday and Holy Saturday (April 19th & 20th) to celebrate Easter.

Early Notice: The Evangeline Genealogical & Historical Society Saturday, April 27, 2019
9:30 – 11:30. Their speaker will be Ms. Viola Fontenot (Courville) author of “A Cajun Girl’s Sharecropping Years”, published in 2018.  Her book was awarded by Louisiana Endowments for Humanities book of the Year.  The public is invited to attend.  


Easter Egg Coloring Contest at the Main Library begins this week Easter Egg Coloring Contest at the Main Library begins this week Easter Egg Coloring Contest at the Main Library begins this week   

Pick up your age-appropriate coloring sheet today and return it on April 15th. The Judging will take place on April 16th and prizes can be picked up on April 18th1st , 2nd and 3rd place prizes will be given in each age group!  Age categories:0-3,  4-7,  8-12,  13-17.  Coloring sheets for you age group can be picked up at the circulation desk or the Childrens room.

Tuesday, 4/2/2019, our new “First Tuesday Game Night” program will begin @ 5pm for all ages! We also have a variety of games available for play that same night from 6 – 7:30 pm. This is a new program that will occur on the first Tuesday of each month (except in June & July when we have summer reading performers at the Main library) and it is all about games. We are especially interested in starting a Chess Game group. Please come by and check us out!

Wednesday, 4/3/2019, our pre-teen/ teen  (8-16) Just Craftin Around program facilitated by Tina Davis will offer a program about creating Easter Paintings at 4 – 5 pm. New members are always welcomed!

Thursday, 4/4/19, the Library Board of Control will meet at the Mamou Branch Library at noon. The agenda is posted on our website and at all libraries. The public is invited to attend. 

Thursday, 4/4/2019, the Basile Branch library will host an Easter Egg Hunt at 10 am. The public is invited!

Saturday, April 6th @ 8:30 am, the Evangeline Genealogical & Historical Society will host its first genealogy workshop for parents, grandparents and children (ages 8-13) called “Ask Granny”.  Door prizes will be given, refreshments will be served and the workshop is free! We are asking for folks to call or come by the library to register for planning purposes. This workshop is funded by memorial donations from friends of the late Jacky Vidrine who always wanted to spark an interest in the young about discovering their “family tree”!

For more information about Library programs and services, please call 363-1369, the branch nearest you or visit our website at Thank you for supporting your library; libraries change lives!


The Evangeline Parish Library Board of Control will meet on Thursday, April 4, 2019, at 12 noon at the Mamou Branch Library in Mamou.  The meeting is open to the public.  An agenda is available below.  This notice and agenda will be posted at the Main Library and branches.


Thursday, April 4, 2019

12 noon at Mamou Branch Library

317A Second Street, Mamou, LA

  1. Opening Business
    1. Call to order, prayer, pledge of allegiance
    2. Roll call
    3. Approval/Amendment of Agenda
    4. Approval of Minutes of previous meeting (Jan. 15, 2019)
    5. Public Comments on Agenda Items        
  1. Old Business
    1. Development of Evaluation Form and procedure for director evaluations
    2. Update on security camera projects
  • New Business
    1. Issue regarding fencing and sewer system at Pine Prairie Branch
    2. Resignation of Library Associate Elizabeth Burnes and request to advertise for a Library Assistant or Library Associate, position with benefits, initial hours 32 per week, rating on classification scale dependent on experience.
    3. Request to develop committee to review the Library’s Library Card/Circulation Policy (last review 2014/2012) and Collection Development Policy (2004) and to develop a Surveillance Camera Policy
    4. Request to purchase portable shelving units for Mamou and Turkey Creek through Library Interiors   
    5. Financial reports ( January, February, and March 2019)
    6. Facilities Report
    7. Branch Concerns
    8. Director’s Report
    9. Outreach Report and Friends of the Library Report
    10. Motion to adjourn


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