We received a generous donation yesterday from PAA Natural Gas Storage, LLC, to help support prizes and supplies for Summer Reading. Unfortunately, the donation was received after calendars, brochures, and webpage were already set up, so we can’t add them to our printed materials this summer. Nonetheless, the Library Board and staff are deeply grateful for PAA’s support of our parish and of Summer Reading. Thank you so much!

Click on the link for Board Agendas and Minutes on the right side of this webpage to view minutes of the most recent meeting of the Library Board of Control and also minutes of previous meetings. The last meeting was May 16th in Ville Platte. The next meeting is scheduled for July 25th at 4 pm in Ville Platte. All meetings are open to the public, and public comments are welcomed. Refreshments will be served.

The Basile Branch Library is on Stagg Ave. in Basile, right across from Basile State Bank.  On Thursday May 25th, the branch will have a ribbon cutting, followed by cake and punch throughout the day, from 10 am to 4 pm.  Everybody is welcome.  Come admire the branch’s new look and celebrate having it open and ready for Summer Reading!

The agenda for the May 16, 2017, Library Board of Control meeting is posted on this website in the link Board Agendas and Minutes.  The agenda is also posted at the main library and branches.  The meeting will be 4 pm Tuesday May 17th at the main library (Ville Platte) in the multipurpose room.  The meeting is open to the public, and public participation is invited and encouraged.  Refreshments will be served.

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The Main Library will have no Saturday hours on Sept. 2nd due to the Labor Day weekend.
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Library closed for Labor Day @ Evangeline Parish Library
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The Main Library and all branches will be closed Monday Sept. 4th in observance of Labor Day.
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4:00 pm Library Board meets Sept. 26th a... @ Mamou Branch Library
Library Board meets Sept. 26th a... @ Mamou Branch Library
Sep 26 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
The Library Board of Control will meet Tues. Sept. 26th at 4 pm at the Mamou Branch Library.  Everybody is welcome.
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The Library Board of Control will meet Tues. Nov. 14th at 4 pm at the Mamou Branch Library.  This will be the yearly budget meeting.  Everybody is welcome.
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The Main Library and all branches will be closed Thursday Nov. 23rd through Sunday Nov. 26th for Thanksgiving break.  Each branch will reopen at its regularly scheduled time on Monday Nov. 27th.
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The Main Library and all branches will be closed Friday Dec. 22nd through Tues. Dec. 26th for the Christmas holidays.  
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Dec 29 2017 @ 8:00 am – Jan 1 2018 @ 6:00 pm
The Main Library and all branches will be closed Friday Dec. 29th through Monday Jan. 1st due to the New Year’s holiday.