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Our hearts are heavy with the recent passing of one of our valued library board members, Ms. Sandra Jacobs. The Board of Control and our staff extend her family our sincere sympathies. We will keep them in our prayers.

We also wish all of our patrons around the parish and abroad a very happy, healthy and memorable Christmas 2021!

 Christmas closure dates for the Main library and all branches:  Thursday, December 23rd through Monday, December 27th and on Friday, December 31st, Saturday, January 1st & Monday, January 3,2022. 

Ville Platte Main library will continue to offer cell phone pictures opportunities with our lovely Christmas background & also with MICKEY MOUSE while we are open this week.

 December continues as a FINE FREE month for the main library and all branches around the parish. Return any item in good condition and have all fines on the item waived. We will also take 50% off existing fines and charges for lost/damaged items if the balance is paid in full in one lump sum payment during this period. (Conditions may apply with special accounts). 

Thank you to all the wonderful patrons who donated toys to our annual Toys for Tots program!!  We brought a SUBSTANTIAL number of gifts to the Mamou Police Department for distribution to needy families.

Take advantage of the Friends of the Library in Ville Platte Christmas Special for donated & withdrawn books – take home a whole bag for only $1.00!

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.

Oh happy, happy, joy, joy the holidays are here! Please share the following pre-Christmas programs around the parish for the families:   

The Basile Branch library is offering a Christmas French Table on Tuesday, 12/21/21, at 10 am.  

Chataignier Branch library will host an Ornament Craft on Tuesday 12/21/21, from 3:30 – 4:30 pm.

 Pine Prairie Branch will have Santa and Mrs. Clause in the library on Tuesday, 12/21/21, @ 2 pm. Parents are welcomed to take cell phone pictures!  And, on Wednesday, 12/22/2,  they will offer the kids a Christmas Craft program @ 2 pm

Ville Platte Main will have Santa in the library on Monday, 12/20/21, after 9 am.  Parents are welcomed to take cell phone pictures with our lovely Christmas background AND also with MICKEY MOUSE any day that we are opened! 

 Early notice: Christmas closure dates for the Main library and all branches:  Thursday, December 23rd through Monday, December 27th and also on Friday, December 31st,  Saturday, January 1st & Monday, January 3,2022 

December continues as a FINE FREE month for the main library and all branches around the parish.  Return any item in good condition and have all fines on the item waived. We will also take 50% off existing fines and charges for lost/damaged items if the balance is paid in full in one lump sum payment during this period. (Conditions may apply with special accounts). This year there is an added incentive for patrons who have old fines on their accounts: we will waive up to $10 with the donation of a child’s gift.  (One gift per account).  Also new this December at the main library in Ville Platte a new incentive for young readers to continue reading through the holidays is planned!

 Our annual Toys for Tots collection program is in full swing at the main library and all branches beginning December 1st where new, unwrapped kids gifts can be dropped off until Monday, December 20th then they will be brought to the Mamou Police Department for distribution to needy families.

Here’s another good reason to drop by the Main library in Ville Platte –  beginning December 6th through December 20th a child can pick ONE present from under our Library Christmas Tree when they check out 5 books. (Note: only one present per child and the child must be present. This incentive will continue as long as supplies last.)

Take advantage of the Friends of the Library in Ville Platte Christmas Special for donated & withdrawn books – take home a whole bag for only $1.00!!

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.  

The main library and all branches will be closed this Wednesday, December 15th, for an-all day all-staff meeting. Regular hours resume on Thursday.

We invite all to make very special memories at the main library in Ville Platte with an opportunity to take family pictures in front of a lovely Christmas background AND also with MICKEY MOUSE!!!December is a FINE FREE month for the main library and all branches around the parish.  Return any item in good condition and have all fines on the item waived.   We will also take 50% off existing fines and charges for lost/damaged items if the balance is paid in full in one lump sum payment during this period. (Conditions may apply with special accounts). This year there is an added incentive for patrons who have old fines on their accounts: we will waive up to $10 with the donation of a child’s gift.  (One gift per account).  Also new this December at the main library in Ville Platte a new incentive for young readers to continue reading through the holidays is planned!
 Our annual Toys for Tots collection program is in full swing at the main library and all branches beginning December 1st where new, unwrapped kids gifts can be dropped off.  On December 20th they will be brought to the Mamou Police Department for distribution to needy families.

Here’s another good reason to drop by the Main library in Ville Platte –  beginning December 6th through December 20th a child can pick ONE present from under our Library Christmas Tree when they check out 5 books. (Note: only one present per child and the child must be present. This incentive will continue as long as supplies last.)

Take advantage of the Friends of the Library in Ville Platte Christmas Special for donated & withdrawn books – take home a whole bag for only $1.00!!

The Basile branch library is offering a French Table every other Tuesday at 9 am. The last December date is 12/14/21.  Additionally, their last story hour is Thursday, 12/16/21, at 10 am and will include SANTA! 

 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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