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Beauregard Parish Library

Knowledge, Growth, Imagination


Beauregard Parish Library Branch Status

DeRidder:Fully operational and open normal hours.
Singer:Fully operational and open normal hours.
Merryville:Wi-Fi only.
South Beauregard:Wi-Fi only.
Fields:No electricity.


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.


Library Card Sign-Up Month

September is the observed Library Card Sign-Up Month since 1987 in which the American Library Association and various local public remind its patrons that a library card is one of the most valuable cards you'll ever have in your wallet.

From the ALA Library Card Sign-Up Month factsheet:

Libraries play an important role in the education and development of children. Studies show that children who are read to in the home and who use the library perform better in school and are more likely to continue to use the library as a source of lifetime learning.

Librarians are literacy experts. Libraries offer a variety of programs to stimulate an interest in reading and learning. Preschool story hours expose young children to the joy of reading, while homework centers provide computers and assistance to older children after school. Summer reading clubs keep children reading during school vacation and have been shown to be the most important factor in avoiding the decrease in reading skills that educators refer to as "summer learning loss."

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Libraries are America’s great information equalizers – the only place people of all ages and backgrounds can find and freely use such a diversity of resources, along with the expert guidance of librarians.

How do I get a Beauregard Parish Library Card?

  • For Beauregard Parish residents, bring a photo ID and a proof of address. For adults, often a driver's license will serve both requirements.
  • Minors are not able to get a card without a parent or legal guardian's permission.
  • Beaureagrd Parish Library has no minimum age requirement on children's library cards. That choice is up to the parent or legal guardian.

Anything I need to know if I already have a card?

Yes! Our library cards expire every two years. To keep your card current, we encourage you this month to verify your address, phone number, and preferred request pick-up branch with our friendly clerks. To protect the confidentiality of your library, we will ask to view your photo ID.

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Posted Tuesday September 5, 2017 09:00am

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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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