Happy, happy Father’s Day wishes from the staff and library board members! Summer Reading performers continue to bring joy to the folks of Evangeline Parish! This week on Tuesday through Thursday, June 21st, 22nd & 23rd , folks can enjoy the unique talents of a VENTRILOQUIST!  Her name is Donna Lavergne and her program is called Donna & Pals! She will perform at the Turkey Creek branch library on Tuesday @ 10 am then at the Chataignier branch library @ 2 pm. On Wednesday she will be at the Pine Prairie branch library @ 10 am then the Mamou branch @ 2 pm. On Thursday she will perform at the Basile branch library @ 10 am and then at the Ville Platte main library @ 2 pm offering families multiple opportunities to enjoy her and unique entertainment.  Don’t forget to register for the reading programs that are unique to each branch library that reward kids with prizes for books, Ebooks, and audiobooks that they check out and enjoy! We have a program for the adults too! Just ask!

Here are the dates for our other JUNE performers. Note: Summer Reading Program calendars are now posted on our website and available for pick up at all main and all branches. Here’s a quick posting: June 28, 29, 30th:  HONEY DO PETTING ZOO. Thank you to our sponsors for helping us make this the best summer ever! Friends of the Library, State Farm Eric Gil, Bon Aimee’ Insurance & Appraisal Services, Lakeview Park & Beach, Healthworks Rehab, Basile State Bank, Lyons Market, Paul’s Meat Market, Vidrine Ace Hardware, Adrion’s Funeral Homes, Buller Family Dentistry, JD Bank, Peter Strawitz Edward Jones, Reed’s Pharmacy, Investar Bank & Evangeline Parish Farm Bureau. 

Please drop by the main library in Ville Platte to take a picture of your children, friends and family in front of the captivating and colorful Ocean backdrop and visit the Facebook pages for the main library and all branches to see pictures of all of the wonderful events!

CLOSURE NOTICE: In observance of the federal holiday, Juneteenth, the main library and all branches will be closed on Monday, June 20th.

NEW: The last Tuesday of each month the main library in Ville Platte will host a GRIEF COUNSELING opportunity at 2 pm for anyone in need. This counseling will be free of charge and will be offered by the Louisiana Hospice & Palliative Care. The counselor is Delilah Elmore.  The first session is June 28, 2022 AT 2 pm in the Genealogy Room on a first come first serve basis.

For more information call the main library @ 337-363-1369 or email evangeline_parish@yahoo.com. 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.

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