In light of the 20th anniversary of the tragedy of 9/11, the Board of Control and Staff acknowledge the historic moment and invite patrons to come by the main library or a branch near you to check out books or magazines to continue learning about the event that WE WILL NEVER FORGET! Now for some uplifting news! Our Basile branch library is the first in our parish to host a unique 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 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.  (4) our Chataignier branch library is now open Monday – Friday from 9-5 pm. 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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