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So much support for our Summer Reading programming! Here’s a big “thank you” to our last summer reading incentive sponsors: Evangeline Parish Farm Bureau.   Your support is an acknowledgement of the importance of literacy and lifelong learning opportunities that are accessible to all through our public library system.
NEW
 now at the Main Library on Tuesdays @ 1 pm we are hosting “Allons Parle en François”, an 
opportunity for anyone who wants to speak or listen to our beautiful French language. Coffee is included with this FREE program! Also, this Monday, 5/23/22, the kids club, Brilliant Butterflies will meet at 4 pm to make crafts. Parents are encouraged to participate. 
Good News! Turkey Creek branch library now has an active Facebook page! Please take a look and share! Now the main library and every branch has a timely way to promote the variety of  programs that they customize for their patrons!
Mark your calendars for Saturday, June 4th for our Summer Reading Kickoff event with the impressive KUBUKI DANCERS! They will be “breakin it down” at the main library at 10 am for a morning of free entertainment, inspiration, and motivation. We hope to draw the interest of our Tweens and Teens especially! Here are the dates for our JUNE performers. 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 7, 8, 9th: CHATTY THE MIME, June 14, 15, 16th: NATIVE AMERICAN STORYTELLER PETER VILLEGAS, June 21, 22, 23rd:  VENTRILOQUIST DONNA & PALS, 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, & Evangeline Parish Farm Bureau. 
Memorial Day
 is fast approaching so I’d like to invite families to come to the lobby of the main library in Ville Platte to take a photo with our lovely Memorial Day backdrop! Holiday closure notice: The main library and all branches will be closed on May 28th and May 30th to celebrate the holiday.
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 upcoming events and never forget that libraries do change lives…. even in the cloud! Suzy Lemoine, Outreach Coordinator.

The library Board of Control will meet this Thursday, May 19, 2022, @ noon in the multipurpose room of the main library in Ville Platte. The agenda is posted.

Mark your calendars for Saturday, June 4th for our Summer Reading Kickoff event with the impressive KUBUKI DANCERS! They will be “breakin it down” at the main library at 10 am for a morning of free entertainment, inspiration, and motivation. We hope to draw the interest of our Tweens and Teens especially! Here are the dates for our JUNE performers. This is an early posting just to get the information out. Details will be posted next week on our website and printed on the calendars for pick-up:  June 7, 8, 9th: CHATTY THE MIME, June 14, 15, 16th: NATIVE AMERICAN STORYTELLER PETER VILLEGAS, June 21, 22, 23rd:  VENTRILOQUIST DONNA & PALS, 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, 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.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 upcoming events and never forget that libraries do change lives…. even in the cloud! Suzy Lemoine, Outreach Coordinator.

The KABUKI DANCERS will be “Breakin It Down with The Origins of Hip-Hop Dance”! Please get the word out!! We booked these dancers especially for Tweens & Teens from all around the parish!

The Kabuki Dancers are a group of performing artists from the Acadiana area of Louisiana. As a group, they have performed and competed at various festivals, stage shows and competitions throughout the nation. Highlights include: The Apollo Theater NYC, local media appearances, as well as being a part of Festival International de Louisiane. Locally, we work within our library and public school systems to inform and influence those in our community in a positive way. We are artists with a message! Here are a few of programs: “Never Give Up!”, focuses on achieving goals through hard work and determination. Next, “Drop The B.E.A.T (Bullying Ends After Talking)” is our anti-bullying program featuring drums, spoken word poetry and dance. And third, “Shots Fired”, was a project motivated by the recent surge of youth gun violence. With this program we hope to educate our audience on how to channel negative emotions into self-expression through art and creativity.

REVISED 5/9/22

LIBRARY BOARD OF CONTROL MEETING AGENDA

                         THURSDAY, May 19, 2022

12:00 pm at Ville Platte Main Library

916 West Main Street, Ville Platte, Louisiana 70586

  1. Opening Business
  1. Call to Order
  2. Prayer
  3. Pledge of Allegiance
  4. Approval/Amendment of Agenda
  5. Approval of Minutes from Previous Meeting
  6. Public Comments on Agenda Items
  1. Old Business
  2. Basile Project Discussion
  3. Ville Platte Project Discussion
  1. New Business
  2. Approval of appointment of Nathan Casugay to the position of Facilities Assistant, Step 13, rate of pay $12.00/hour
  3. Approval of the appointment of Amy King to the position of Interim Branch Manager of Turkey Creek; Branch Manager, Step 6, rate of pay $11.60/hour.
  4. Approval of new Turkey Creek Branch hours Tuesday – Thursday 8:00am – 5:00pm; Friday 8:00 – 12:00pm.
  1. Reports
  2. Director’s Report
  3. Financial Report
  4. Facilities Report
  5. Outreach Report

Adjournment

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