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Growing Pains

No doubt about it, this summer has NOT been normal. Who could have foreseen a summer reading program that was entirely virtual? A June without summer camps or VBS. Bookmobile visits cancelled and outreach to nursing homes put on hold. But despite the challenges, we managed to host some amazing talent and provide fun take-home …

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April 2020

Resiliency is something we know well here in Jeff Davis Parish.  With many of our workforce in oil-related jobs and agriculture, we are used to cyclical highs and lows.  We have become accustomed to hurricanes and floods wreaking havoc on our lives every few years.  Resiliency is something rooted deep in our ancestry, back to the original people who …

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2019: A Recap

Sometimes a lot of the work we do is behind the scenes and might go unnoticed.  Such was the case for us in 2019, which was a very busy year for the Jeff Davis Parish Library.  So I thought I’d spend this last month to reflect on what kept your library bees so busy in …

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October 2019

We all need legal help at some point in our lives, whether it’s for a will, custody case, divorce, or help understanding our rights.  While librarians may not be the ones who can offer that assistance, we CAN help you locate the best legal resources.  We can also provide free legal forms and programs that allow you to spend time …

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September 2019

Small but Mighty: the Power of Small Libraries When we think of famous libraries, we probably envision large buildings like the Library of Congress or ancient ones like the Great Library of Alexandria.  But when someone asks us to share a favorite memory about visiting a library, for most of us that memory will be …

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August 2019

Back 2 School? We’re ALWAYS in school!  It’s that time of year again, when we are either dreading or celebrating the upcoming school term.  Regardless of which side of the fence we fall on, there can be no doubt that a good education is one of the most important things that we can do for …

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July 2019

As we reach the “Dog Days of Summer,” I thought it would be helpful to suggest some book titles that your children might enjoy.  These books are all about summer and can be requested from any of our Jefferson Davis Parish Libraries. LITTLE ONES:  F is for Fireflies / by Kathy-jo Wargin  Presents rhyming sentences for …

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June 2019

“It takes a village to raise a child” — African proverb  Every year, Jeff Davis Parish Library offers a Summer Reading Program that is top-notch and only possible through the support of others.  This summer, our village of supporters has expanded and we are able to offer more programs and more incentives for reading.  For this month’s Library …

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May 2019

Summer Reading Program There are typically two camps of librarians when May comes around:  those who are ecstatic about the upcoming Summer Reading Program and those who are inwardly repeating their mantra of “it’s only for two months, it’s only for two months.”  I fall somewhere in the middle, eager to see the kids while …

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April 2019

LIBRARIES = STRONG COMMUNITIES  This is the theme for National Library Week 2019, and what a true statement it is!  The libraries in this community (city/parish/school) are fighting daily battles for their patrons and students, waging war against poverty, addiction, abuse and neglect, loneliness, misinformation, illiteracy in all its forms, and so much more.  These …

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