In the Fall of 1997, the Friends of the Evangeline Library reorganized and elected officers. The Friends of the Evangeline Library exists to increase the public’s awareness of the values and benefits of the Evangeline Parish Library system’s resources through various programs and activities. The Friends’ group also provides funds for book endowments and other Library needs. The Friends’ group maintains an ongoing book sale at the main library in Ville Platte.

The Friends also have ongoing book sales at most of the library branches and with the Library cosponsor the annual Book Fest which combines book sales, author talks, and other entertainment.

The 2019 officers are: Carla Deville-President, Cheryl DaBaillon-Vice President, Paula Lafleur-Treasurer, and Linda Lebsack-Secretary.

The Friends meet the third Tuesday of each month at the Main Library (916 W. Main St., Ville Platte).

Current membership fees are as follows:

Student Friend $5.00

Individual Friend $10.00

Family Friends $15.00

Business Friends $50.00

Benefactor $Other

Donations are accepted and are tax deductible. The Friends are a 501(c)3 organization.  For more information, please call Paula Lafleur at (337) 831-1891 or email paulalasec@yahoo.com.

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Upcoming Events
Aug
22
Thu
1:00 pm Quilting @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
Quilting @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
Aug 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Quilting @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
Lean how to quilt! Ages 16- 99 (classes or offered as six week classes)
3:30 pm Mother Goose Story Hour @ Evangeline Parish Library
Mother Goose Story Hour @ Evangeline Parish Library
Aug 22 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Mother Goose Story Hour @ Evangeline Parish Library
Ms. Pat’s Mother Goose Story Hour with crafts, movie & activities.
Aug
26
Mon
3:30 pm Allons Parler En Français? @ Evangeline Parish Library
Allons Parler En Français? @ Evangeline Parish Library
Aug 26 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Allons Parler En Français? @ Evangeline Parish Library
We’ve heard from many adults who speak local French that they would like to have a place to gather to speak French while visiting. So, we are offering an opportunity for folks to join Mrs.[...]
Aug
27
Tue
3:30 pm Mother Goose Story Hour @ Evangeline Parish Library
Mother Goose Story Hour @ Evangeline Parish Library
Aug 27 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Mother Goose Story Hour @ Evangeline Parish Library
Ms. Pat’s Mother Goose Story Hour with crafts, movie & activities.
5:29 pm Crocheting @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
Crocheting @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
Aug 27 @ 5:29 pm – 6:29 pm
Crocheting @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
Tuesday Crocheting (when Ms. Pat Fontenot is available) @ 5pm. (This is a drop in class offered by a volunteer and may not occur every week.)
Aug
28
Wed
10:30 am Mystery Book Club meets Wed. August... @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
Mystery Book Club meets Wed. August... @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
Aug 28 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Mystery Book Club meets Wed. August 28th at the main library at 10:30 a.m. @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
The Mystery Book Club will meet Wednesday August 28th at the Main Library (Ville Platte) at 10:30 a.m.  Everyone is welcome.  The book for the month is “Nine Perfect Strangers” by  Liane Moriarty.
4:00 pm Books & Beyond Youth Club @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
Books & Beyond Youth Club @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
Aug 28 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Books & Beyond Youth Club @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
Book Club for Ages 8-12 Book: Wonder  Author: R. J. Palacio
Aug
29
Thu
1:00 pm Quilting @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
Quilting @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
Aug 29 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Quilting @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
Lean how to quilt! Ages 16- 99 (classes or offered as six week classes)
3:30 pm Mother Goose Story Hour @ Evangeline Parish Library
Mother Goose Story Hour @ Evangeline Parish Library
Aug 29 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Mother Goose Story Hour @ Evangeline Parish Library
Ms. Pat’s Mother Goose Story Hour with crafts, movie & activities.
Aug
31
Sat
all-day Labor Day Closings @ Evangeline Parish Library
Labor Day Closings @ Evangeline Parish Library
Aug 31 – Sep 2 all-day
Labor Day Closings @ Evangeline Parish Library
The Main Library (Ville Platte) will be close Saturday, August 31st. The main library (Ville Platte) and all branches are closed for Labor Day Monday Sept. 2nd.
Sep
3
Tue
3:30 pm Mother Goose Story Hour @ Evangeline Parish Library
Mother Goose Story Hour @ Evangeline Parish Library
Sep 3 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Mother Goose Story Hour @ Evangeline Parish Library
Ms. Pat’s Mother Goose Story Hour with crafts, movie & activities.
5:29 pm Crocheting @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
Crocheting @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
Sep 3 @ 5:29 pm – 6:29 pm
Crocheting @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
Tuesday Crocheting (when Ms. Pat Fontenot is available) @ 5pm. (This is a drop in class offered by a volunteer and may not occur every week.)
Sep
5
Thu
1:00 pm Quilting @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
Quilting @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
Sep 5 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Quilting @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
Lean how to quilt! Ages 16- 99 (classes or offered as six week classes)
3:30 pm Mother Goose Story Hour @ Evangeline Parish Library
Mother Goose Story Hour @ Evangeline Parish Library
Sep 5 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Mother Goose Story Hour @ Evangeline Parish Library
Ms. Pat’s Mother Goose Story Hour with crafts, movie & activities.
Sep
9
Mon
3:30 pm Allons Parler En Français? @ Evangeline Parish Library
Allons Parler En Français? @ Evangeline Parish Library
Sep 9 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Allons Parler En Français? @ Evangeline Parish Library
We’ve heard from many adults who speak local French that they would like to have a place to gather to speak French while visiting. So, we are offering an opportunity for folks to join Mrs.[...]
Sep
10
Tue
3:30 pm Mother Goose Story Hour @ Evangeline Parish Library
Mother Goose Story Hour @ Evangeline Parish Library
Sep 10 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Mother Goose Story Hour @ Evangeline Parish Library
Ms. Pat’s Mother Goose Story Hour with crafts, movie & activities.
5:29 pm Crocheting @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
Crocheting @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
Sep 10 @ 5:29 pm – 6:29 pm
Crocheting @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
Tuesday Crocheting (when Ms. Pat Fontenot is available) @ 5pm. (This is a drop in class offered by a volunteer and may not occur every week.)
Sep
12
Thu
1:00 pm Quilting @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
Quilting @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
Sep 12 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Quilting @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
Lean how to quilt! Ages 16- 99 (classes or offered as six week classes)
3:30 pm Mother Goose Story Hour @ Evangeline Parish Library
Mother Goose Story Hour @ Evangeline Parish Library
Sep 12 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Mother Goose Story Hour @ Evangeline Parish Library
Ms. Pat’s Mother Goose Story Hour with crafts, movie & activities.