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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4:00 pm Library Board of Control meets M... @ Evangeline Parish Main Library
Library Board of Control meets M... @ Evangeline Parish Main Library
May 16 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
The Library Board of Control will meet Tuesday May 16th at 4 pm at the Main Library (Ville Platte).  Everybody is welcome.
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all-day No Saturday hours for Main Library @ Evangeline Parish Main Library
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May 27 all-day
The Main Library will have no Saturday hours May 27th due to the Memorial Day weekend.
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all-day Library system closed for Memori... @ Evangeline Parish Library
Library system closed for Memori... @ Evangeline Parish Library
May 29 all-day
The Main Library and all branches will be closed all day Monday May 29th in observance of Memorial Day.
May
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all-day Summer Reading Pre Registration ... @ Evangeline Parish Library
Summer Reading Pre Registration ... @ Evangeline Parish Library
May 30 all-day
Summer Reading pre registration begins Tues. May 30th at the main library and all branches.  The first day to receive prizes is Thursday June 1st.
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all-day Library closed for 4th of July @ Evangeline Parish Library
Library closed for 4th of July @ Evangeline Parish Library
Jul 4 all-day
The Main Library and all branches will be closed Tues. July 4th in observance of the 4th of July.
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25
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4:00 pm Library Board meets July 25th at... @ Evangeline Parish Main Library
Library Board meets July 25th at... @ Evangeline Parish Main Library
Jul 25 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
The Library Board of Control will meet Tues. July 25th at 4 pm at the Main Library (Ville Platte).  Everybody is welcome.
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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
Sep 2 all-day
The Main Library will have no Saturday hours on Sept. 2nd due to the Labor Day weekend.
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all-day Library closed for Labor Day @ Evangeline Parish Library
Library closed for Labor Day @ Evangeline Parish Library
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The Main Library and all branches will be closed Monday Sept. 4th in observance of Labor Day.
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4:00 pm Library Board meets Sept. 26th a... @ Mamou Branch Library
Library Board meets Sept. 26th a... @ Mamou Branch Library
Sep 26 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
The Library Board of Control will meet Tues. Sept. 26th at 4 pm at the Mamou Branch Library.  Everybody is welcome.
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4:00 pm Library Board meets Nov. 14th at... @ Mamou Branch Library
Library Board meets Nov. 14th at... @ Mamou Branch Library
Nov 14 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
The Library Board of Control will meet Tues. Nov. 14th at 4 pm at the Mamou Branch Library.  This will be the yearly budget meeting.  Everybody is welcome.