August is FINE FREE month at all of the libraries around the parish. Return any item in good condition to the main library or any branch and have all fines on the item (s) waived.   We will also take 50% off existing fines and charges for lost/damaged items if the balance is paid in full in one lump sum payment during this period.

With school starting soon it is important for students of any age to be aware of a few more FREE resources that they can access with their library cards. The following are for the preschoolers, middle schoolers, teens and homeschoolers: The TunbleBooks Collection which includes TunbleBooks (preK), TumbleBooks Cloud Jr (middles schoolers) and Tumble Book Cloud (teens). TumbleBooks for pre-K are animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they’ll love. They are created by taking existing picture books, adding animation, sound, music and narration to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you. TumbleBooks Cloud Jr (middle schoolers) is a great option for adventurous young readers who wish to read beyond the picture book collection. These databases include educational videos from National Geographic, combined with lesson plans and online quizzes that are a perfect addition to your Common Core Curriculum initiatives. In fact, it includes FREE access to your very own Common Core Portal which includes lesson plans and quizzes aligned to Core Standards. TumbleBooks Cloud Teens (teens) includes the most current YA books, graphic novels, AP English novels and so much more. Please check out this valuable FREE resource! The reading experience using any of these databases is not only educationally sound but fun and customizable! You can access these databases from our webpage 24/7 (www.evangelinelibrary.org).

Visit the Facebook page of any library to learn about the unique programs that they are offering!

Early Notice: October 18-20, 2022, we are bringing a scholar, Dr. Elista Istre, to the libraries to share her research about the namesake of our parish, Evangeline. Her program is titled, “Evangeline: The Myth and the Maiden”. Details will follow. Her website is (www.BelleHeritage.com). Also, our annual Library Fest is scheduled for Saturday, November 19th from 8 – 1 pm. This is a FREE outdoor event for our patrons to meet new authors and vendors; sample new Food Truck dishes; and to buy Friends of the Library books! Authors and Vendors can begin emailing Suzy Lemoine: slemoine@evangelinelibrary.org or Keisha Ford @ lford@evangelinelibrary.org to sign up or to get more information.

You can always call the main library @ 337-363-1369 or email evangeline_parish@yahoo.com for more information or too. Visit our main library and branch library Facebook pages or www.evangelinelibrary.org for all of the weekly, monthly and upcoming events and never forget that libraries do change lives…. even in the cloud! Suzy Lemoine, Outreach Coordinator.

  We are so proud of our readers across the parish who checked out 10,005 books this summer!! Our Summer Reading Wrap Up will be in the August edition of the Bonnes Nouvelles to highlight our top readers at each library, performers, sponsors and the incredible number of books that were checked out this summer! Congratulations! For the kids who visit the Ville Platte Main library during the month of August, they will be able to Adopt-A-Play Pet when they check out 10 books (one pet per kid during the month)! Please share this good news.

      August is FINE FREE monthReturn any item in good condition to the main library or any branch and have all fines on the item (s) waived.   We will also take 50% off existing fines and charges for lost/damaged items if the balance is paid in full in one lump sum payment during this period.

      With school starting soon it is important for students of any age to be aware of a few FREE resources that they can access with their library cards. The LearningExpresss library found on our webpage is a resource that can help one study for exams, find out skills needed for a job, or brush up on technology skills. Using Learning Express’s Computer Skills Center, you can learn about computer basics, popular software including Microsoft Office and Adobe products, and basics about the Windows operating system. To connect to this resource visit our website and search the Louisiana Library icon. The next resource is found on our website right under this icon: Homework Louisiana for FREE online tutoring, online test preparation and so much more.

     Early Notice: October 18-20, 2022, we are bringing a scholar, Dr. Elista Istre, to the libraries to share her research  about the namesake of our parish, Evangeline. Her program is titled, “Evangeline: The Myth and the Maiden”. Details will follow. Her website is (www.BelleHeritage.com). Also, our annual Library Fest is scheduled for Saturday, November 19th from 8 – 1 pm. This is a FREE outdoor event for our patrons to meet new authors and vendors; sample new Food Truck dishes; and to buy Friends of the Library books! Authors and Vendors can begin emailing Suzy Lemoine: slemoine@evangelinelibrary.org or Keisha Ford @ lford@evangelinelibrary.org to sign up or to get more information.

You can always call the main library @ 337-363-1369 or email evangeline_parish@yahoo.com for more information or too. Visit our main library and branch library Facebook pages or www.evangelinelibrary.org for all of the weekly, monthly and upcoming events and never forget that libraries do change lives…. even in the cloud! Suzy Lemoine, Outreach Coordinator.

Keep an eye out for our Summer Reading Wrap Up in the August edition of the Bonnes Nouvelles. It will highlight our top readers, performers, sponsors and the incredible number of books that were checked out this summer! Also, for the kids who visit the Ville Platte Main library during the month of August, we still have a few surprises! While supplies last, kids will be able to Adopt-A-Play Pet when they check out 10 books (one pet per kid)! Please share this good news.

Regular weekly programs continue at the main library and all branches but there are too many to list here. Please visit the Facebook page of the library you use to find out what’s going on!

We are promoting a new challenge for middle and high school students on behalf of Congressman Mike Johnson! The Congressional App Challenge is a public effort to encourage students to learn how to code, through annual districtwide competitions hosted by Members of Congress for their district. Starting Wednesday, June 15, 2022, you can register at CongressionalAppChallenge.us. The Challenge will run until November 1, 2022. Do you want to create a game? Do you want to create an app to solve a problem? There is no limit to what you can create for the Congressional App Challenge. Drop by the main library or any branch to pick up a flyer or visit the main library Facebook page for details.

NEW: The main library and all branches will begin accepting payments for fines, copies, faxes and other library related services using a CREDIT or DEBIT card for a minimum payment of $1.00. A service fee of $.50 per transaction will be applied.  

Early Notice: Library Fest is scheduled for Saturday, November 19th from 8 – 1 pm. This is a FREE outdoor event for our patrons to meet new authors and vendors; sample new Food Truck dishes; and to buy Friends of the Library books! Authors and Vendors can begin emailing Suzy Lemoine: slemoine@evangelinelibrary.org or Keisha Ford @ lford@evangelinelibrary.org to sign up or to get more information.

You can always call the main library @ 337-363-1369 or email evangeline_parish@yahoo.com for more information or too. Visit our main library and branch library Facebook pages or www.evangelinelibrary.org for all of the weekly, monthly and upcoming events and never forget that libraries do change lives…. even in the cloud! Suzy Lemoine, Outreach Coordinator.

The Congressional App Challenge is a public effort to encourage students to learn how to code, through annual districtwide competitions hosted by Members of Congress for their district. Starting Wednesday, June 15, 2022, you can register at CongressionalAppChallenge.us. The Challenge will run until November 1, 2022. Do you want to create a game? Do you want to create an app to solve a problem? There is no limit to what you can create for the Congressional App Challenge. Drop by the main library or any branch to pick up a flyer

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