Whooping Cranes! Once thriving, whooping cranes are now the rarest species of crane and North America’s most endangered native bird. This traveling exhibit is made possible with generous donors like Chevron, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF), and Audubon Nature Institute. Our MAMOU branch library will now host the traveling exhibit about an endangered species. Come by the Mamou branch library during their regular hours and check out this unique exhibit.  MASK WILL CONTINUE TO BE REQUIRED anytime anyone is inside the main library or any library branch.  

Our Pine Prairie branch has been creating the most incredible and colorful “community puzzles” for a while now.  I’d like to recommend a visit to see their current “puzzles in the works” and peruse their scrap book! It really is tribute to what libraries offer the community beyond the realm of books!! Branch Manager, Angie Henry, is doing a super job!

Ville Platte Main library staff member Keisha Ford has a “virtual story” reading that is now available on our Facebook page! Check it out, like it, share it, so that many may enjoy this new mode of communication and storytelling!

We will continue to provide Take & Make Craft Bags at the main library for our Books & beyond teens for the rest of the year.  At this point in time, all programming is still not being allowed at the main library or the branches, but we are hoping that changes in the next month or so if the COVID numbers come down! 

Our Chataignier branch is operating with new hours five days a week now: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 8 – 5 pm and on Wednesdays from 10 – 5 pm. 

The State Library has published a flyer that is now available at our libraries that remind our patrons about the FREE resources available through our website – www.evangelinelibrary.org.  I will highlight one of many resources over the next few weeks to help you learn how they can enrich your life. The first is Homework Louisiana powered by tutor.com is a free live, online individual tutoring option for homework assistance, test prep (ACT, SAT & AP exams) and more in core academic subjects including math, science, social studies and English. It is designed for kindergarten through early college aged students, and it is available in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

For more information call the main library @ 337-363-1369 or email evangeline_parish@yahoo.com.  Visit our Facebook page for all upcoming events in addition to our webpage www.evangelinelibrary.org and never forget that libraries do change lives…. even in the cloud! Suzy Lemoine, Outreach Coordinator.  

September is “library card sign-up” month. For the children, we have fun “new member” bags and their first card is FREE when they sign up with a parent.  For anyone older than 18 who are getting a library card for the first time, it too is free with a Driver’s license or proof of current address.  Details are posted on our website under “policies & procedures”. Replacement cards for all ages are $3.

Note: Our Fine Free period ends September 30th, so please look around and return any books or library items that may now be overdue.We will continue to provide Take & Make Craft Bags at the main library for our Books & beyond teens for the rest of the year.  At this point in time, all programming is still not being allowed at the main library or the  branches but we are hoping that changes in the next month or so if the COVID numbers come down! 

Our Mamou branch library will now host the traveling exhibit about an endangered species: Whooping Cranes! Once thriving, whooping cranes are now the rarest species of crane and North America’s most endangered native bird. This traveling exhibit is made possible with generous donors like Chevron, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF), and Audubon Nature Institute. Come by the Mamou branch library during their regular hours and check out this unique exhibit.  MASK WILL CONTINUE TO BE REQUIRED anytime anyone is inside of the main library or any library branch.  

Our Chataignier branch is operating with new hours five days a week now: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 8 – 5 pm and on Wednesdays from 10 – 5 pm. 

The State Library has published a flyer that is now available at our libraries that remind our patrons about the FREE resources available through our website – www.evangelinelibrary.org.  I will highlight one of many resources over the next few weeks to help you learn how they can enrich your life. The first is Homework Louisiana powered by tutor.com is a free live, online individual tutoring option for homework assistance, test prep (ACT, SAT & AP exams) and more in core academic subjects including math, science, social studies and English. It is designed for Kindergarten through early college aged students and it is available in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

Job applications for the three positions posted for the main library in Ville Platte will continue to be collected until 4 pm on September 30th.  See our website and Facebook pages for details.

For more information call the main library @ 337-363-1369 or email evangeline_parish@yahoo.com.  Visit our Facebook page for all upcoming events in addition to our webpage www.evangelinelibrary.org and never forget that libraries do change lives…. even in the cloud!  Suzy Lemoine, Outreach Coordinator.  

For our Books & Beyond teens, we have Take & Make Craft Bags available all month long at the main library in Ville Platte. We may have an interesting opportunity in the Fall for aspiring writers. Author Chris Fontenot who is the President of the Writers’ Guild of Acadiana is considering offering classes to help aspiring writers, young and old, to hone their craft by offering classes if enough folks are interested. This is an opportunity that is just beginning to be discussed so that when we begin offering programming again, he will have had time to develop a schedule. If you are interested and would like more information, please email me at slemoine@yahoo.com. Please share this idea. Now that the rain has subsided a bit, perhaps a road trip is in order to see a unique traveling exhibit in our parish. Our Basile branch library is hosting one  about an endangered species: Whooping Cranes! Once thriving, whooping cranes are now the rarest species of crane and North America’s most endangered native bird. This traveling exhibit is made possible with generous donors like Chevron, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF), and Audubon Nature Institute. Come by the Basile library during their regular hours and check out this unique exhibit during the month of September or see it at one of our other branches to be announced in October, November & December.  MASK WILL CONTINUE TO BE REQUIRED anytime anyone is inside of the main library or any library branch. To folks who requested books over the last few weeks, please come by to pick them up or call for an update. Also, we have a special on our Friends of the Library materials – 10 items (books, magazines, DVD’s) for $1.00 at the main library Friends area. For Hurricane Ida victims, the main library and all branches will continue to drop off points until September 30th for donations of any kind, but we are especially hoping to get donations for the many animals that have also been displaced. Reminders: (1) the main library in Ville Platte is discontinuing its evening hours (6 – 8pm) until further notice. (2) FINE FREE month for the library system has been EXTENDED to September 30th so no worries about late fines (3) FREE WIFI is available in the parking areas around the library buildings until 10 pm except for our Mamou branch which cuts off when the library closes.  Please check our webpage and Facebook page often for updates. For more information call the main library @ 337-363-1369 or email evangeline_parish@yahoo.com.  Visit our Facebook page for all upcoming events in addition to our webpage www.evangelinelibrary.org and never forget that libraries do change lives…. even in the cloud!  Suzy Lemoine, Outreach Coordinator.  

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