Come see our new library building...new Saturday hours just added.
See how we’ve grown
Our new library building is finally open!
The new library building is more than 10,400 square feet — double the size of the old library.
We now have room for 40,000 titles, more than double the current collection.
This is the first significant library expansion since the Nellie P. Kirkpatrick Memorial renovation in 1984.
Something for everyone
The new children’s area is an open, comfortable space with plenty of books and room for activities.
For teens and adults, there’s a large reading area with the latest periodicals and a cozy gas log fireplace.
Your community resource
Our new library includes a public meeting room that can accommodate up to 50.
This new space will be useful to community groups and for library-sponsored activities, classes, and workshops.
Look into our history…
Our new history room is a place where visitors can see the cultural heritage of Red River Parish.
It will house many Native American artifacts and an archive of Coushatta family histories.
We are always seeking historical items, family genealogies, and especially old newspapers to add to this collection.
…and envision the future
Our new digital resources include high-speed Internet, public Wi-Fi access, and 16 patron computers.
Our new website features the latest eBooks, magazines and even digital music — all free with your library card.
Search Our Catalog
Search our catalog of more than 20,000 books, videos, audiobooks, and periodicals!
About Red River Parish
Learn about the history of Red River Parish and Coushatta, including links to local genealogy resources, census data, local government and schools, and information on early Native American settlements.
Louisiana Library Connection
The State Library of Louisiana offers an amazing array of FREE databases and services including after-school homework assistance, computer and job skills training, reference books, and the Louisiana Digital Library.
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Search thousands of FREE ebooks and audiobooks to download and enjoy on your favorite tablet, reader or smartphone device!
Choose from over 7 million FREE music downloads and music videos in all genres including rock, country, R&B, hip hop, jazz, alternative and classical!
Just a heads-up to everyone.. The library patron computer server was hit by a Crypto-blocker attack today so our patron computers will be down for a couple of days until our network folks can figure this one out. Sorry for the inconvenience but such is life nowadays....we have complicated things to such a degree its easy for outside elements to plug the drain....the networking company we deal with had 4 systems hit last night..unfortunately ours was one of them. Hopefully this will be cured by next week. ...
A supersized lump of coal for your Christmas stocking? Rob Mcelwee donated this chunk of anthracite coal to the library. It will be on display in our mineral cabinet. The library has many interesting displays including antique bottles, toys, needlework and Native American artifacts. Come by and take a look. We accep donations of interesting historical or natural items ...