The main library in Ville Platte is offering an opportunity for young readers to enter a September Reading Contest for cool prizes! Each time a young reader checks out a book their name will be entered to win a prize. The more visits and checkouts, the more chances to win!! Please promote this fun program with us.  

Tuesday, September 19th, The main library will host a Medicare Information Program at 9:30 until noon. It will be followed by our usual French program @ 1 pm then a Hospice Information program hosted by La Hospice & Palliative Care @ 3pm.All of these programs are FREE to the public. Please share. 

 A Kids Craft Fun event at the main library in Ville Platte will be held on September 18th @ 4 pm. Seating is limited. For information about all of the fun and diverse programs , visit the Facebook page of your favorite library. There is so much variety! 

Early Notices: Family Bingo is slated for September 25th @ 4 pm. Seating is limited to 30. Please share this good news.  Beginning in October. The library has received a grant from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities that will fund the opportunity to bring a culture bearer and scholar, Dr. Elista Istre, to some middle grades to share the story of “Evangeline” with a program titled, “Evangeline: The Myth and the Maiden”. One of the goals of this partnership is to help our youth see the significance of their parish being named after the famous heroine, Evangeline, in the works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, “Evangeline: A Tale of Acadie”.  Dr. Istre will be in the following schools on these dates: Evangeline Reimagine Academy on 10/17/23, James Stephens Montessori on 10/24/23, Mamou Junior High on November 7th, Chataignier Elementary on November 14th, Vidrine Elementary on December 5th, and Bayou Chicot Elementary on December 12th. 

Visit the Facebook page of your favorite library branch to see information about programs unique to them. Also, visit our website for updates. You can always call the main library @ 337-363-1369 or send an email to [email protected] for more information and never forget that libraries do change lives…. even in the cloud! Suzy Lemoine

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