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Beauregard Parish Library

Knowledge, Growth, Imagination

During Phase 2, the Beauregard Parish Library is open with limited hours and limited services. Additional details can be seen here. Within those limitations, further closures may become necessary on short notice due to staff shortages. We will update our social media accounts in those instances. Patrons are also welcome to call 337-463-6217 x 0 during the DeRidder branch's open hours for the most recent updates on branch openings. Computer use is limited and by appointment only. Patrons can schedule appointments online here or by calling 337-463-6217 or in-person by asking a library clerk. Appointments are set at 45-minute intervals. No consecutive appointments for 1 person.

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Beauregard Parish Library Summer Reading Program 2020

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Staff Picks

With Staff Picks, we would like to offer recommendations from our staff to you. These picks will be from a variety of reading, listening or viewing tastes. You might find stuff you've checked out before, or you might be intrigued enough to find a new favorite.

Something Rich and Strange by Ron Rash

Bleak and often terrifying, life in rural Appalachia was marred by the Great Depression. In this short story collection, award-winning author Ron Rash describes the individuals and families who struggled to survive when the land that was their home refused to provide even basic sustenance. This book provides a glimpse into the hard-scrabble lives of proud people whose desperation is almost palpable in the text. It is both heart-wrenching and beautifully, honestly written.

I highly recommend this short story collection to anyone who enjoys stories of Appalachian life, especially fans of the works of Lee Smith and/or James Agee.

If Something Rich and Strange interests you, feel free to request and check it out. We'll be back next Wednesday with a different Staff Pick.

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Posted Wednesday May 6, 2015 09:30am

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  • Telephone: (337) 463-6217
    or 1-800-524-6239 for areas of Beauregard Parish that are a long distance call
  • Fax: (337) 462-5434
  • Email: help@beau.org
  • Mailing Address:
    Beauregard Parish Library
    205 South Washington Ave.
    DeRidder, LA 70634

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