The main library and all branches will be closed tomorrow, Monday, to acknowledge Labor Day. The Board and staff wish all of our patrons a safe and memorable celebration of our Labor Force past and present! We will resume our normal hours on Tuesday, September 7th with the following exception: the main library in Ville Platte is discontinuing their evening hours (6 – 8pm) until further notice.

The Library Board of Control meeting is Thursday, September 9th, at noon in the Multipurpose Room in Ville Platte Main. The public is invited to attend. 

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.

In an effort to join forces with local organizations who want to bring aid to our neighbors in South Louisiana who are struggling with the aftermath of Hurricane Ida, the main library and all branches will be drop off points for donations that will be brought to the Sheriff’s Department for delivery on September 10th. Examples of items needed are cleaning supplies, work gloves, batteries of all sizes, toiletries, first aid supplies, diapers, water, charcoal & lighter fluid, trash bags, mosquito spray, dog food, etc. just to name a few. 

We continue to extend very heartfelt expressions of sympathy to those patrons that we recently lost and pray for those who are facing the awful challenges presented by this virus. Please mask up and sanitize your hands often. In light of all that is going on now, we have cancelled our annual Library Fest that was scheduled in early November. We will be back in 2022!

Three reminders: (1) FINE FREE month for the library system has been EXTENDED to September 30th, so no worries about late fines (2) 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.  Please check our webpage and Facebook page often for updates. MASK WILL CONTINUE TO BE REQUIRED anytime anyone is inside of the main library or any library branch. (3) The Medicare Workshops will be offered again on Sept. 7th and 14th at 11am & 5 pm and on Sept. 21st at 9 am & 3 pm. Classes are limited and masks are required.

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.  

To keep our patrons safe from any possible exposure to the new COVID variant, the library is having to make the hard decision to close the Mamou Library until September 13th.

The branches in Ville Platte, Pine Prairie, Basile, Turkey Creek, and Chataignier remain opened with a mandatory mask requirement until further notice.

MONDAY, AUGUST 30, 2021

THE MAIN LIBRARY AND ALL BRANCHES ARE CLOSED TODAY.

WE WILL RESUME OUR REGULAR OPERATING HOURS TOMORROW, TUESDAY, AUGUST 31, 2021.

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WE APOLOGIZE FOR THE INCONVENIENCE.

FREE WI FI IS AVAILABLE IN THE PARKING LOTS OF ALL OF THE LIBRARIES.

OUR FINE FREE PERIOD IS EXTENDED THROUGH SEPTEMBER, SO DON’T WORRY ABOUT OVERDUE ITEMS.

Preparing for Hurricane Ida! The main library and all branches in Evangeline Parish will be closed tomorrow, Monday, and possibly Tuesday due to the expected arrival of Hurricane Ida. Please be safe in these most uncertain times. The library Board of Directors and Staff will continue to do all that we can to keep our patrons safe during this resurgence of COVID in our Parish too. We extend very heartfelt expressions of sympathy to those patrons that we recently lost and pray for those who are facing the awful challenges presented by this virus. Please mask up and sanitize your hands often. Two reminders: (1) August is a FINE FREE month for the library system so no worries about late fines and (2) FREE WIFI is available in the parking areas around the library buildings. We do anticipate reopening around the parish on Wednesday, 9/1/21. Please check our webpage and Facebook page often for updatesMASK WILL CONTINUE TO BE REQUIRED.

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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