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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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♬The Music Minute♬

Country and Western singer Merle Haggard gone but not forgotten

Merle Haggard (1937-2016) is gone from this world but his music will play on. His career spanned many years starting in the 1960’s and his many hits include:

  • “Mama Tried”
  • “I Think I’ll Just Stay Here and Drink”
  • “Okie from Muskogee”
  • “If We Make it Through December”
  • “Daddy Frank”
  • “Silver Wings”
  • “The Fighting Side of Me”
  • “Twinkle Twinkle Lucky Star”
  • “The Bottle Let Me Down” and
  • “Are the Good Times Really Over for Good”

    Freegal the free music service paid for by the Beauregard Parish Library has all of the above songs and more. You can use your 5 free downloads a week or use your free 3 daily (commercial-free) hours of streaming music. To see his full collection, just click on the Merle Haggard billboard on the Freegal website that says, "See the Collection".

    ✦On a side note: Anything labeled Explicit Content on Freegal has previously been accidentally blocked. It is now unblocked and Patrons can choose whatever they wish as it is the library’s policy to allow Patrons to choose what they think is suitable for themselves.

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    Posted Monday April 18, 2016 06:00am

    Contact us:
    • 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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