In the Fall of 1997, the Friends of the Evangeline Library reorganized and elected officers. The Friends of the Evangeline Library exists to increase the public’s awareness of the values and benefits of the Evangeline Parish Library system’s resources through various programs and activities. The Friends’ group also provides funds for book endowments and other Library needs. The Friends’ group maintains an ongoing book sale at the main library in Ville Platte.

The Friends also have ongoing book sales at most of the library branches and with the Library cosponsor the annual Book Fest which combines book sales, author talks, and other entertainment.

The 2013 officers are: Paula Lafleur-President, Keitha Lejeune-Vice President, Bonnie Meche-Treasurer, and Linda Lebsack-Secretary.

The Friends meet the third Tuesday of each month at the Main Library (242 W. Main St., Ville Platte).

Current membership fees are as follows:

Individual/Student  $5.00
Family $10.00
Business/Organization $25.00

Donations are accepted and are tax deductible. The Friends are a 501(c)3 organization.  For more information, please call Paula Lafleur at (337) 831-1891 or email paulalasec@yahoo.com.

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Join volunteers and staff for a children’s story hour at the Basile Branch Library.
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Join volunteers and staff for a children’s story hour at the Basile Branch Library.
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Mar 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Join volunteers and staff for a children’s story hour at the Basile Branch Library.
Mar
22
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4:00 pm Library Board meets at Mamou Bra... @ Mamou Branch Library
Library Board meets at Mamou Bra... @ Mamou Branch Library
Mar 22 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
The Evangeline Parish Library Board of Control will meet Tuesday March 22nd at 4 p.m. at the Mamou Branch Library.  The meeting is open to the public, and public attendance and comments are very welcome.[...]
Mar
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Mar 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Join volunteers and staff for a children’s story hour at the Basile Branch Library.
Mar
25
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all-day Library closed in observance of ...
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Mar 25 all-day
The main library and all branches will be closed Friday March 25th in observance of Good Friday.
Mar
26
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Main Library closed Saturday Mar... @ Evangeline Parish Main Library
Mar 26 all-day
The library will be closed Saturday March 26th in observance of the Easter weekend.
Apr
27
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all-day Main Library and all branches cl...
Main Library and all branches cl...
Apr 27 all-day
The main library and all branches will be closed all day Wednesday April 27th so that all staff can attend Staff Workshop.
May
24
Tue
4:00 pm Library Board meets at the main ... @ Evangeline Parish Main Library
Library Board meets at the main ... @ Evangeline Parish Main Library
May 24 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
The Evangeline Parish Library Board of Control will meet Tuesday May 24th at 4 p.m. at the main library (Ville Platte).  The meeting is open to the public, and public attendance and comments are very[...]
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all-day No Saturday hours at main librar... @ Evangeline Parish Main Library
No Saturday hours at main librar... @ Evangeline Parish Main Library
May 28 all-day
The main library will have no Saturday hours on Saturday May 28th.  We are closed for the Memorial Day weekend and will resume regular hours on Tuesday May 31st.
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