How about starting off this New Year with a whole lot of good, self-education and take-me-away non-fiction books! Here are a few: “Canning & Preserving for Beginners” by Agatha Miller, “Country Living – The Original Manual for Living Off the Land & Doing It Yourself” by Carla Emery, Beginners Guide to Raising Chickens” by Anne Kuo, “Pioneer Woman Cooks” by Ree Drummond and a number of the Dummies series: “Backyard Homesteading”, “Blue Guitar – Lessons for Beginners”, “Working From Home”, “Quickbooks 2021”, and “Online Learning”.  For our fiction readers we have these on our new shelf: “Shadow of the Dragon” by Tom Clancy, “Greenlights” by Matthew McConaughey, “Spin” by Patricia Cornwell and “Marauder” by Clive Cussler to name a few. For the kids we have “C is for Country” by Lil Nasx, “Bronco & Friends – A Party to Remember“, “Love is my Favorite Thing” by Emma Clark, “The Cool Bean” by Jory John, and “Stella’s Setllar Hair” by Yesenia Mosises and so many more! Please visit your library to check them out.  Visit our website for updates and more information:

As we continue to practice COVID Phase 2 practices of mask wearing and social distance protocols at all of our facilities around the parish.  All public programs are still on hold but our “Take & Make” crafts are still available for the kids at the Main library in Ville Plate. We will keep you updated.

Never forget that libraries do change lives… even through the Cloud! Main library: 337-363-1369.

“A Cause for Paws” is our 2021 Humanitarian project! We are now accepting donations for the Ville Platte Animal Shelter for dogs like blankets, throw toys, floor beds, food, treats, etc. Donations will be delivered to the Animal Shelter once a month. Please share this good news! We’d like to extend a big “thank you” to our first two donors: Emily Fontenot and Kylie Foret Soileau and acknowledge one of the shelter’s biggest supporters, Melissa Gibson. Our Mamou branch continues to be a drop off point for donations to EPAR, Evangeline Parish Animal Rescue.

We are proud to share that our gift of a Little Free Library to the Village of Turkey Creek is ready to serve the public with free books that can be shared! The slogan, “Take a Book, Leave a Book” is going to be a gift that keeps on giving in this rural community! Please visit this new Little Free Library or the one located in front of the Main library in Ville Platte to discover the joy of reading? Evangeline Arts Council member and Turkey Creek resident Sandy Powers did the unique art work!

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