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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5
Sat
all-day Library closed for Labor Day wee... @ Evangeline Parish Library
Library closed for Labor Day wee... @ Evangeline Parish Library
Sep 5 all-day
The main library will have no Saturday hours open during the Labor Day weekend.
Sep
7
Mon
all-day Libraries closed for Labor Day S...
Libraries closed for Labor Day S...
Sep 7 all-day
The main library and all branches will be closed Monday Sept. 7th in observance of Labor Day.
Sep
22
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4:00 pm Library Board of Control meets i... @ Mamou Branch Library
Library Board of Control meets i... @ Mamou Branch Library
Sep 22 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
The Evangeline Parish Library Board of Control will meet at 4 p.m. at the Mamou Branch Library on Tuesday September 22nd.  The meeting is open to the public and refreshments will be served.  For more[...]
Sep
26
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8:00 am Book Fest, Sat. Sept. 26th @ Evangeline Parish Main Library
Book Fest, Sat. Sept. 26th @ Evangeline Parish Main Library
Sep 26 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Library proudly presents: the return of Book Fest.  On Saturday Sept. 26th from 8 a.m. till noon, the Friends of the Library will host a book sale and bake sale at the main library.[...]
Nov
11
Wed
all-day Library closed for Veterans’ Day
Library closed for Veterans’ Day
Nov 11 all-day
The main library and all branches will be closed Wed. Nov. 11th in observance of Veterans’ Day.  We thank all our veterans for their service to their country.
Nov
17
Tue
4:00 pm Library Board of Control meets i... @ Mamou Branch Library
Library Board of Control meets i... @ Mamou Branch Library
Nov 17 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
The Library Board of Control will meet Tues. Nov. 17th at 4 p.m. at the Mamou Branch Library.  The meeting is open to the public.
Nov
26
Thu
all-day Library closed for Thanksgiving ...
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Nov 26 all-day
The main library and all branches will be closed for Thanksgiving holiday Thurs. Nov. 26th through Sunday Nov. 29th.  Libraries resume their regular schedules on Monday Nov. 30th.
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all-day Library closed day after Thanksg...
Library closed day after Thanksg...
Nov 27 all-day
The main library and all branches are closed Nov. 28th, the day after Thanksgiving.
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28
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all-day Library closed Sat. Nov. 28th
Library closed Sat. Nov. 28th
Nov 28 all-day
The main library will have no Saturday hours on Nov. 28th.
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