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November 23, 2020
All branches of the Ouachita Parish Public Library will close early at 5 p.m. Wednesday, November 25 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Branches will remain closed November 26-27. Regular hours will resume Saturday, November 28.
E-services will be ava...
September 30, 2020
The October/November issue of Cattails is here! In this issue, you will find our favorite recipes from fall cookbooks, exciting mysteries and information on our scavenger hunt version of Pumpkin Bash.
November 12, 2020
Decades ago, rats were a problem in libraries. To get rid of the problem, many libraries got a cat. Ouachita Parish was no exception.
In the early 1950s, Library Director Frances Flanders had a rat problem. The rats were eating away at the maga...
October 14, 2020
BRANCH CLOSURE: The Sterlington Memorial Branch Library is CLOSED today, October 14, due to a power outage. Entergy estimates power will be restored at 10 p.m. tonight. The book drop remains open for anyone who wishes to return items. Late fines f...
October 12, 2020
The Ouachita Parish Public Library will give away free books to children who complete a literary scavenger hunt during the last week of October. Even though the Library is not hosting its annual largescale Pumpkin Bash: A Children’s Book Festival ...
October 8, 2020
Due to impending weather, the Library will close at noon on Friday, October 9 and remain closed through the weekend. The Library will reopen for regular hours on Monday, October 12.
October 1, 2020
The Ouachita Parish Public Library and the Downtown West Monroe Revitalization Group invite the public to explore downtown West Monroe during a walkable story time. During the month of October, 16 merchants will display pages from the book Findin...
September 15, 2020
Emilia McGarey is 13 months old. Her parents Alex and Taylor registered her for the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program at the Library. This school-readiness program builds reading comprehension, behavioral and social skills for little ones. Pl...
August 13, 2020
Introducing Cattails, the Library's newest bimonthly publication.
In Cattails, you will find book recommendations, patron stories, riveting local history and more. The name is drawn from inspiration from our logo, in which cattails rise gracefull...