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Caldwell Parish Library

Caldwell Parish Library, serving an area of 10,500 residents, has a collection of 33,000 books and periodicals; in addition, there are 26 video items, such as DVDs and VHS tapes. Internet terminals are available for use by the general public.

Staffing consists of 4 employees, including one fully accredited librarian, plus volunteers. Annual expenditures on the library collection total $21,000. Patrons make 16,800 visits annually, and check out materials 35,000 times. Nineteen percent of all check-outs are children's materials.

Location: P. O. Box 1499 (211 Jackson St.), Columbia Louisiana 71418 Telephone 318-649-2259

Other Public Libraries nearby:
Benton County Library
Bienville Parish Library
Caldwell Parish Library
Concordia Parish Library
Franklin Parish Library
Lincoln Parish Library

02/04 Coming to The Columbia area
World Catfish Festival Belzoni MS April6 This whiskers and fin festival held every April celebrates the world's largest catfish fry. Bands ranging from Gospel, Country, to Rock-n-Roll and Blues! Free Kids Zone!
World Famous Armidillo Festival Hamburg AR May1-4 The World Famous Armidillo Festival takes place on Hamburg's town square and the surrounding blocks. Local bands play on Friday night of the festival and all day Saturday to ensure your weekend is the best.
Louisiana Peach Fest Ruston LA June21-22 The fun begins on Friday in Ruston’s historic Railroad Park at 6:30 p.m. with Dixie Tradition, followed by a return festival appearance by Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band at 8:30 p.m.
Le Festival de la Viande Boucanee Ville Platte LA June29-30 This festival, which translates into the "Smoked Meat Festival", has a World Championship Cookoff, culinary demos, Cajun smokehouse in action, and Cajun Heritage exhibitions. Thirty hours of non-stop music are also an attraction of the festival.
Louisiana Cotton Festival Ville Platte LA October8-13 The Louisiana Cotton Festival and Tournoi de la Ville Platte is an Acadian Festival featuring French music, traditional street dance and contradanse.