1800 Stubbs Avenue, Monroe Louisiana 71201
Ouachita Parish Library, serving an area of 147,000 residents, has a collection of 350,000 books and periodicals; in addition, there are 16,100 CDs, records, cassettes and other audio materials, as well as 16,800 video items, such as DVDs and VHS tapes. Internet terminals are available for use by the general public.
Staffing consists of 96 employees, of whom 8 are fully accredited librarians, plus volunteers. The system comprises one central library and 5 branch libraries, plus one bookmobile. Annual expenditures on the library collection total $480,000. Patrons make 690,000 visits annually, and check out materials 750,000 times. Twenty-nine percent of all check-outs are children's materials.
Other Public Libraries nearby:
(Columbia) Caldwell Parish Library
(Homer) Claiborne Parish Library
(Winnsboro) Franklin Parish Library
(Ruston) Lincoln Parish Library
(Tallulah) Madison Parish Library
(Monroe) Ouachita Parish Library
12/09 Coming to The Monroe 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.
Hope Watermelon Festival Hope AR August9-11 Watermelon Olympics, melon judging and auction, watermelon eating contest, seed spitting contest, melon toss, antique engine show, entertainment and SW Arkansas' largest arts and crafts show.