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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Need a suggestion for something to read or watch from the library this weekend? Maybe you'd like to check out an ebook or audiobook? Try some of our Staff Picks, to find what some of the other people in our parish are enjoying.
We know that not every staff pick will appeal to every patron, but not to worry! If you need help selecting something, we have online tools like Book Browse and our Online Catalog, or you can ask one of our friendly staff members to help search for you.
Off Grid and Free: My Path to the Wilderness by Ron Melchiore
Self-reliant homesteaders often tend to be adventurous and survivalists. In this book, Ron Melchiore and his wife Johanna share their off-grid lifestyle and homemade path to the wilderness. This book follows their lives as they build an off-grid, sustainable dwelling in none other than the wilderness of northern Saskatchewan, Canada. It entails true stories of survival and adventure.
So, if you're seeking to fulfill your dreams as the self-sufficient frontiersman by escaping the urban ranks, Off Grid and Free can be used as your guide to follow your outdoor spirit.
If Off Grid and Free interests you, feel free to request or check it out. We'll be back next Thursday with a different Staff Pick.