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 –  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 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  Visit our Facebook page for all upcoming events in addition to our webpage and never forget that libraries do change lives…. even in the cloud!  Suzy Lemoine, Outreach Coordinator.  

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