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COVID Update

All Library buildings are open to the public. 

As of October 27, 2021, patrons are not required to wear masks or other face coverings while in the Library.  Masks are optional for patrons.

Meeting room use is not available at this time. Please check back for more information. 

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Thu, October 21stThe October/November Cattails issue is here!

The October/November 2021 issue of Cattails is here! In this issue, you will find:

  • Book recommendations from Library staff,
  • Details on in-person story time,
  • Friends of the Library book sale dates,
  • Book clubs and other programs,
  • And more!


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Thu, August 12thErnest Long Neville: The Educator Who Impacted Generations

Much of the early excellence found in Monroe City Schools can be credited to a man born January 17, 1876 in Damascus, North Carolina. Ernest Long Neville, the second of 15 children, was born to William and Sarah Neville, a family who valued educat...

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Mon, August 2ndThe August/September Cattails issue is here!

The August/September 2021 issue of Cattails is here! In this issue, you will find:

  • Book recommendations from Library staff,
  • Details on in-person story time in September,
  • Friends of the Library book sale dates,
  • New book clubs,
  • Back-to-school t...
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Thu, July 29thOllie Burns Branch closed for maintenance; opens July 31

UPDATE: The Ollie Burns Branch will reopen Saturday, July 31 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

ORIGINAL: The Ollie Burns Branch will be temporarily closed today, July 29 due to wasps in the building. The Library is working with a pest control company to elimi...

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Wed, July 21st10 Beach Reads You Must Borrow

What designates a book as a Beach Read? The librarians at Ouachita Parish Public Library believe Beach Reads can be books across genres, as long as the plots are good, lighthearted and fun. Check out these books to escape at the beach or right her...

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