All items returned in good condition from Dec. 15, 2010, through Jan. 15, 2011, will have all fines on them waived.  Please search your homes and cars for any items that you may have intended to return but lost track of.  Items checked out anywhere within the Evangeline Parish Library system can be returned to the main library or to any of the five branches: you do not have to return them at the exact place where you checked them out.

To return items when the buildings are closed, there are drop boxes at the libraries in Ville Platte, Pine Prairie, Mamou, and Basile.  Please note that items cannot be returned to the Turkey Creek and Chataignier locations when those buildings are closed.  Please bring them to one of the other locations above, instead.

Also, from Dec. 15th through Jan. 15th we will take 50% off any existing late fines and book replacement fees already on your account.  To take advantage of this offer, the accounts must be paid off in full: for example, if you owe $10, pay $5.  Parents, please ask the library to check each of your children’s accounts to make sure that they are clear, as well.  This offer is only available during library business hours when the library is open–we do not yet accept payments online.  Payments must be by cash or check (for exact amount of payment only) –sorry, no credit or debit cards.

This “fine forgiveness” period is the library’s way of saying thank you for your support this year.

The main library and all branches will be closed Dec. 23rd through Dec. 27th and closed again Dec. 30th through Jan. 2nd.

The main library (Ville Platte) and the Turkey Creek branch will open at 8 a.m. on Wed. Dec. 29th, rather than at their usual Wed. opening time of 10 a.m.

The Library Board and staff wish everybody happy holidays, a very Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year.  We thank you for your support in 2010 and look forward to serving you in 2011.

All branches of the Library system will be closed in the morning, Dec. 15th, so that staff can attend a workshop at the main library in Ville Platte, which will also be closed to the public in the morning.  We are preparing to offer E-books beginning in early January.  Libraries will open in the afternoon at the following times: Ville Platte, 12:30; Mamou, Basile, Pine Prairie, and Turkey Creek, each 1 p.m.; Chataignier, 2 p.m.

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May
26
Sat
all-day No Saturday hours at Main Library M... @ Evangeline Parish Main Library
No Saturday hours at Main Library M... @ Evangeline Parish Main Library
May 26 all-day
The main library will be closed for the Memorial Day weekend, Saturday May 26th through Monday May 28th, reopening at regular hours Tues. May 29th.
May
28
Mon
all-day Main Library and all branches close... @ Evangeline Parish Library
Main Library and all branches close... @ Evangeline Parish Library
May 28 all-day
The Main Library and all branches will be closed Monday May 28th in observance of Memorial Day.
May
29
Tue
all-day Summer Reading Pre Registration Beg... @ Evangeline Parish Library
Summer Reading Pre Registration Beg... @ Evangeline Parish Library
May 29 all-day
Tuesday May 29th is the first day of pre-registration for Summer Reading at the main library and all branches.  Please note that no prizes will be given out until Friday May 1st.
Jun
5
Tue
10:00 am Chatty the Mime at Turkey Creek Bra... @ Turkey Creek Branch Library
Chatty the Mime at Turkey Creek Bra... @ Turkey Creek Branch Library
Jun 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Chatty the Mime will entertain at the Turkey Creek Branch on Tues. June 5th at 10 a.m.  This event is free to the public.  Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.
2:00 pm Chatty the Mime performs twice at t... @ Evangeline Parish Main Library
Chatty the Mime performs twice at t... @ Evangeline Parish Main Library
Jun 5 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Chatty the Mime performs at the main library (Ville Platte) on Tues. June 5th at 2 pm and 6 pm.  Both performances are free to the public.  Children under 10 must be accompanied by an[...]
6:00 pm Chatty the Mime has 6 pm show at ma... @ Evangeline Parish Main Library
Chatty the Mime has 6 pm show at ma... @ Evangeline Parish Main Library
Jun 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Chatty the Mime performs at the main library (Ville Platte) at 2 pm and again at 6 pm on Tues. June 5th.  The event is free to the public.  Children under 10 must be accompanied[...]
Jun
6
Wed
10:00 am Chatty the Mime performs at Prescot... @ Prescott Branch, Pine Prairie
Chatty the Mime performs at Prescot... @ Prescott Branch, Pine Prairie
Jun 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Chatty the Mime performs at the Prescott Branch in Pine Prairie on Wed. June 6th at 10 am.  This event is free to the public.  Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.
2:00 pm Chatty the Mime performs at Mamou T... @ Mamou Teen Center
Chatty the Mime performs at Mamou T... @ Mamou Teen Center
Jun 6 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Chatty the Mime performs at the Mamou Teen Center Wed. June 6th at 2 pm.  The event is free to the public.  Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.
Jun
7
Thu
10:00 am Chatty the Mime performs at Basile ... @ Basile Branch Library
Chatty the Mime performs at Basile ... @ Basile Branch Library
Jun 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Chatty the Mime performs at the Basile Branch Library Thurs. June 7th at 10 am.  This event is free to the public.  Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.