Beauregard Parish Library Branch Status
The DeRidder branch of the Beauregard Parish Library is now open Monday & Tuesday & Wednesday & Friday from 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM, Thursday from 9:00 AM - 7:30 PM, and Saturday from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM. Details of our COVID-19 Phase 3 operations can be seen here. We are working on hurricane clean-up and remediation to return service to our rural locations as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience.
On this day in 1844, the first telegraph line in the US between Baltimore, MC and Washington, DC opened. Samuel FB Morse, creator of the Morse Code, sent the first officially telegraphed message: "What hath God wrought?"
If you're curious about Morse Code or telegraphs, here are a few resources we have for you:
Items in our catalog about the telegraph, including its use in the Civil War.
A video from our Access Video collection (patrons may need to supply their library card numbers to view at home: