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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On a shelf in the children's area at both the DeRidder and Merryville branches are some bright orange empty cases. Each branch has its own different collection of titles.
However, if you take one of those cases to the circulation desk and check it out, the clerk will place in it a Playaway Launchpad tablet. These tablets have educational software aimed at young children. They cannot connect to the Internet and have rubber bumpers to keep children safe while they explore and learn.
Each comes with a charger as well, so that your kid can play for two weeks of exploring and learning. Give your child the active learning experience soon! They do circulate on a first come, first served basis, so you cannot reserve one. From time to time, the two collections get mixed around so you can find new ones.