Good news! Phase 3 is allowing the main library to begin opening to the public again on Saturday mornings from 8 – Noon on September 19th! We sure look forward to being opened on a weekend day to help the displaced families and our patrons. Also, our Chataignier branch will reopen for their regular hours this Tuesday, 9/15/20. They will resume their normal hours which are Tuesdays & Thursdays from 8 – 5 and Wednesdays 10 – 5 pm. Please share this good news.  UPDATE: The Turkey Creek Branch opening will be delayed because of access issues due to unresolved Hurricane damages in the park that we just learned about! We will keep the public updated. 

A few new fiction and non-fiction books that just arrived:

Books: “The Book Charmer” by Karen Hawkins, “Plaque of Corruption-Restoring Faith in the Promise of Science” by Dr. Judy Mikovits & Kent Heckenlively, JD, “Tiny Habits-The Small Changes that Change Everything!” by BJ Fogg, PHD., “Live Free or Die-America(and the World) On the Brink” by Sean Hannity.

The library is now an official Keeper of Memories!  We are offering the public the opportunity to “Leave a Memory” about anything that they’d like others to remember about them, their loved ones, a life event, etc. on a form that can be picked up at the main library or at a branch near you. Nicknames are also being collected since they are so unique to our Parish. The card catalog can be viewed at the main library in Ville Platte, but we want to collect memories from patrons around the parish and simply store them there. Additionally, if writing is uncomfortable, one can send in a photo with a short bio of a person, pet, or event. In fact, some folks have already sent in their old library cards because they wanted to be remembered as long-time library patrons. See below a few of the cards already on file. Please call the main library for more information at 337-363-1369.

With school children either returning to their classrooms or taking classes online from home, we’d like to encourage parents to visit our website link for tutoring assistance through Homework Louisiana. The benefits of this FREE resource are incredible. The link is located at the bottom of our webpage, www.evangelinelibrary.org.  If you need a direct link then go to http://homeworkla.org.

The staff genuinely appreciates the never-ending understanding, patience and support it continues to receive from all patrons! Please get updates at evangelinelibrary.org or on our Facebook page and continue to request books and other materials by phone or by email at evangeline_parish@yahoo.com.  Never forget that libraries do change lives… even through the Cloud! Main library: 337-363-1369


The Board of Directors and staff extend wishes of a safe and memorable Labor Day holiday! The main library and all branches will be closed Monday, September 7, 2020 for the holiday.

We’ve rescheduled the retirement event for retired Pine Prairie branch manager Pam Guillory for this Wednesday, September 9, 2020 from 10 am to noon. The public is invited to attend. The main library and all branches will be opening at 11AM  to attend Pam’s retirement event.

The library Board of Control will meet this Thursday, September 10th, at noon at the main library in Ville Platte. The agenda is posted and the public is invited. Reminder: masks are required while in the library. 

Our Fine Free period is extended to September 30, 2020. Please take a look around your home and utilize this opportunity to return books to the library and / or to come by and resolve any lost book issues. 

With school children either returning to their classrooms or taking classes online from home, we’d like to encourage parents to visit our website link for tutoring assistance through Homework Louisiana. The benefits of this FREE resource are incredible. The link is located at the bottom of our webpage, www.evangelinelibrary.org.  If you need a direct link then go to http://homeworkla.org.

The staff genuinely appreciates the never-ending understanding, patience and support it continues to receive from all patrons! Please get updates at evangelinelibrary.org or on our Facebook page and continue to request books and other materials by phone or by email at evangeline_parish@yahoo.com.  Never forget that libraries do change lives… even through the Cloud! Main library: 337-363-1369

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