I visit Bunkie every couple of years to see my mother and to attend the corn festival.
I did attend the corn festival and enjoyed it very much, especially the cajun music. I was
however suprised by the lack of local people. In the past I would see friends and people I
knew when I attended high school in the 60's. I appreciate the opportunity to use the
internet at the library. The librarian was very nice and helpful and I took care of
business. My mother also loves the library's services. Thank you Bunkie Library.
Rowland, Grants Pass, Oregon
Hope you'll be able to receive this note from a good Canadian of Quebec.
MY STORY??? I just want you to know that your library is one of the best we
have seen, my wife and I, in our travels through many states . The BEST for many reasons.
The people that work there, Vicki, Janet, Mary and sometimes Lois, are great.
Always helpful, smiling, patient and interested in giving information. They
are GREAT, and we are always welcome to the library of Marksville. Your library has
a good choice of magazines and books, and if some day, we have more money than we need for
living, we'll buy more computers and better ones for the library of Marksville. We
want to tell them we'll be there as usual in the last week of March. We want to tell
them good-bye from Texas, where we spent the winter. Again, thanks for ALL you have
done for us, take care and see you soon.
Anne et Henri, Quebec
P.S. Laissez le bon temps rouler...surtout avec le beau temps qui s'en vient. Bonjour encore à Vicki, Janet et Mary Elles sont patientes et servent très bien le public. Impossible de trouver meilleure personne pour travailler à la librairie.
My husband and I look forward to Tuesday mornings when the Outreach Branch comes to
Effie. It's GREAT in every way, selections, service, and the branch manager who is
The Avoyelles Parish Library is a great tool for learning and assisting people with
special needs. The addition of the different websites on the computer has been an
invaluable asset. I am always looking for new information about certain health
concerns. I am also very pleased with the literature you can find there, and if it's
not at this branch, then I know that it can be found. Thanks to all the librarians
in the parish who make a visit to the library informative and enjoyable.
As a new member of this community having come from New Orleans, I was hesitant to visit the local library until I was introduced to the head librarian at a meeting. I was impressed by her enthusiasm. My appreciation has grown unabashedly ever since.
In Ms. Thevenotes hands even scant resources can be multiplied to satisfy our diverse library members. The able staff goes to great lengths to make every visit special for me and my entertainment hungry family. If a book is not on location, it is still available through the exchange network.
For these and all other services rendered, thank you all hearty librarians.
I cant imagine a world without books. A world without books is dark, dull, lonely, unhappy, cruel and discontented. The library is friendly and warm and you know you are welcome there. I believe a world without books knows nothing about God or friends or Love. In fact, a world without books and libraries is uncivilized and we hear about that every day. The people working there are special. I suppose they love to read, too.
Reading is an education, its traveling, its knowledge. Its everything a poor person would never have otherwise.
I could never finish saying all the good things the library has done for me.
The branch library here in Moreauville has provided me with immeasurable pleasure
through the years. We are fortunate to have a librarian so helpful in obtaining books and
materials that are of interest to each of her different patrons. Through the years I have
enjoyed bringing my grandchildren to the many programs offered to them through the
library. This has fostered in them an appreciation of our library facilities. Because this
is a small community, the library is often our only source of culture, so it is therefore
of great value to our village. I look forward to more years of enjoyment afforded by the
Avoyelles Parish Library in Moreauville.
The library to me is not only a place where I can check out books or do research, it is
also a place where the librarians are helpful and ready to help anyone as they are able
to. Each librarian has a different personality and brings something different to the
atmosphere. I think the library and the people who work there are great!
I got my library card and started using the library when I was about 7 or 8. I learned
how to be more responsible for my books. The best thing about the library is the computer.
It helps me with my homework for school.
Ive been using the library ever since middle school. Now as an adult I enjoy its
services even more. Each time my 3 year old asks to go read books at the library I smile
because I love to read. It makes me feel good to see him read even though he is only
reading the pictures. The librarians are helpful with all my needs. If I walk into the
library with a frown, I leave with a smile. It keeps me visiting the Simmesport library
more and more.
In 1980 I was working on an outdoor kitchen when I broke my leg. After 2 years it had not healed completely and I was worried that it might not heal at all. I went to the library in Marksville to get a book on a craft or other hobby that I could do to fill up time. While I was there I found a book on the best surgeons in the United States. I read the name of a surgeon at the Campbell Clinic in Memphis who specialized in the type of problem I had. Two days later my wife and I went to Memphis. The doctor told me that he could fix my leg with a special kind of surgery. He also told me that there was a surgeon closer to home in New Orleans at the Tulane Clinic who could perform the same surgery. My leg healed within 3 months after the procedure!
I still read especially non-fiction and use the library for information on all my
When the library system in Avoyelles Parish was first being developed, my father was on
the police jury. The first year the library was funded on a trial basis by the state. The
next year the police jury voted to fund it. My mother because of her love for books, her
interest in seeing a library system established for Avoyelles Parish, and my fathers
involvement with the library through the police jury, had the first library card issued in
Avoyelles Parish. She remained an avid reader and would devour books. My familys
involvement and interest in the library continued when I became the second president of
the Avoyelles Parish Library Board.
Reading has been my biggest pastime ever since I learned how to read. I would get 4 or 5 books at a time from the Cottonport library. My children used the library too for books and reference while they were in school.
I always felt sorry for a person who didnt like to read because I felt they were
missing out on something.
Ive been using the library ever since I moved to Cottonport. I have one of the
first library cards ever issued in Cottonport and I still use it today. The librarian knew
what kinds of books I liked and would keep them for me. Before I moved to the Bailey
House, the librarian would bring books to me. Annie, Bunkie
Note: The library does offer service to those who cannot visit the library. Please call the library for details.
When the library opened, it was in a small building that used to be a meat market and
for only a few hours a week. It was a wonderful thing when they brought the library here.
I was so proud of our little library. The Bookmobile also came around on its way to
Dupont. I was librarian in Plaucheville for 3 years until my family moved to New Orleans.
I still use the library now in Plaucheville. I love to read and theres not a day
that goes by that I dont read something.
I am 81 years old. When I was first married we lived in Lower Choupique several miles
from town. The only means of transportation was a wagon. When the Bookmobile started
coming our way, I was so glad as I could get novels and informative books. This continued
for several years. When the library opened in Plaucheville that was a great and good
thing. I am still a regular reader. The nicest thing about the library is the librarian.
She is very nice. During the summer my grandchildren come with me and each has a card.
To me the world would not be what it is without our library. Where would we get our
information about so many things of importance or reading just for the pure joy of it? I
cant help thinking so very often how we are blessed by having a library. I know I
greatly enjoy mine in Cottonport. We are blessed to have a wonderful librarian, who is so
helpful and knowledgeable. She makes my visit to the library a pleasure!
As a teacher I will always consider the library as an invaluable source of information.
I believe that the library system is something everyone who lives in Avoyelles Parish
should be proud of.
When all of my children left home, I really got down to reading. My eyes are tired so I
read all the large print books I can find. Love all you librarians!
I am an avid reader and I still read four books or more each week. When I was young I
lived in Alexandria and to get the most recent books, we used to rent them from Wellans
for 10 cents a day. We used to go to the old Alexandria Library, also. One of the
librarians there was mean. She would tell us not to touch the books. I told myself them,
if ever I was a librarian, I would make my library bright and cheerful. I was librarian of
the Cottonport Library for over 42 years!!
When I got my first library card it was like I belonged in my parish and community. The
ladies have always been very helpful, courteous, and polite. I have always received plenty
of information such as on crafts, education, and history.
The library holds very fond memories for me. As a child I attended St. Joseph School in
Plaucheville and remember the library across the street from the school. The nuns would
allow us to go during our lunch recess and check out books. It was such an amazing
experience to walk into a building filled with hundreds of books and being able to check
out anything we wanted. I still remember one of the first books I checked out was a
biography of Clara Barton. I was so impressed by her kindness and bravery. I became a
nurse later in life and attribute my reading of Clara Barton as my inspiration.
The library has afforded me knowledge, entertainment, and friendship with the library
staff who are so very kind and helpful. As I grow older, it has become my main source of
company. Thank you, library staff!
Ever since I was a child, the library has been an important part of my life. The many
books I read, as a child and growing up, helped feed my creative nature and satisfy my
desire to know more about the world beyond me. Books gave me the impetus to decide that I
wanted to be a writer.
As I had children, one of the first places I took them was to the library so they could share that wondrous world with me. My two sons and I always ended up at the library where we spent Saturday afternoons or after school visits. As they grew older it became a meeting place and always a safe haven where they had to wait for me.
I dont care to amass a personal collection of books that just sits on a shelf gathering dust, so the service provided by the library keeps me in the latest bestsellers, furnishes a place for reference work, and allows me to remain in touch with the classics.
I have always found that the people who work at libraries are kind and helpful, taking
the time to be of service. I just cant image my life without the library; I would be
a tree without water.
One of the most important services that the library offers is the use of the free books
for the blind. My uncle has been living with my mother for the past four or five years. He
is blind and also has emphysema. If it hadnt been for this free service offered by
the library, I dont know what he would have done. Thank you, Library, for making his
days bearable and fulfilled.
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