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Director’s Welcome


On behalf of our staff and board, please allow me to welcome you to the Beauregard Parish Library. For over seven decades we have encouraged and facilitated knowledge, growth, and imagination for residents and guests of Beauregard Parish.

While much has changed in the library field over that time, one thing remains constant: our dedication to meeting your information needs. Whether it’s streaming a TV show in the middle of the night, asking a tutor to clarify that last algebraic equation, checking out a new cookbook, or joining one of our many events, you can find what you’re looking for here.

To best serve you, we have branch locations across the parish in addition to our main branch in DeRidder. Our locations and hours can be found on our website. Don’t feel like leaving home? No problem! Explore our website to discover our myriad digital products and services you can access anywhere 24/7.

To best stay current with our offerings, don’t forget to visit our online Calendar of Events, and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and YouTube. Our staff is happy to help you with any questions or suggestions you may have. Moreover, I welcome you to stop in for a visit or contact me at 337-463-6217 or at

Again, welcome! And remember: at Beauregard Parish Library, you can “Find It Here!”

Erin N. Chesnutt, MLIS

Your library is a free and trusted gateway to knowledge, entertainment, and helpful services. In a safe space with access for everyone, we serve with kindness and respect. We protect history, prepare you for tomorrow, and help you find the answers you need today.

We Value Bridges, Not Walls.

We remove barriers and connect our community with enrichment opportunities and resources that contribute to a higher quality of life in Beauregard Parish.

We Value Learning Everywhere, Always.

We serve you wherever you are, whether in person, via home delivery, or online.

We Value “WOW!” Service.

The Beauregard Parish Library is here for – and because of – you! Count on us for professional-level information services wrapped in honest, reliable, and respectful actions.

Beauregard Parish Library Board Of Control


The Library Board of Control regular sessions meet on the first Monday in February, May, August, and November; and Archives of the past board meetings are available.

East Beauregard: Lynne Boggs
DeRidder: Angela Lannen, President
DeRidder: Jo Blankenship, Vice President
South Beauregard: Bridget Sonnier
DeRidder: Tranquil Crosby
Merryville: Beth Cuevas
Singer / Fields: Molly Poe
Ex Officio: Police Jury President

Beauregard Parish Library Administrative Staff


Erin Chesnutt, MLIS, Director
Julie D. Moncada, MLS, Associate Director

Telephone: (337) 463-6217 Or 1-800-524-6239

Libraries Southwest

Beauregard Parish Library is a member of Libraries Southwest, an organization of public, academic, and school libraries dedicated to serving the library needs of Southwest Louisiana.

Libraries Southwest Information Portal