The library will be closed Monday, September 7th in observation of Labor Day. We will reopen Tuesday, September 8th.

It’s Back-to-School Time!

It’s Back-to-School Time!

Hopefully, your students have been reading all summer and they are ready to begin the school year with heightened curiosity, new information, expanded horizons, a larger reading vocabulary, a longer attention span, and all the other good things that happen when people read regularly. If you have preschoolers, reading TO them is so very important for brain development and future success in the classroom! Reading is fun, and it keeps your brain firing on all its cylinders. Educational studies over many years have proven this time and again!

Whether your students attend traditional schools, are homeschooled, or attend the new Louisiana Connection Academy online, the Library is your source for information and reading enrichment! In addition to books and encyclopedias in print, our website at offers World Book Online, Access Science, Tumblebooks, and other resources. Homework Louisiana offers a connection to certified tutors to help with the rough spots.

Best wishes for a great school year! See you at the Library!

Beth Vandersteen, Director

Your Opinion Counts!

Your Opinion Counts!

At the West Baton Rouge Parish Library, we love to hear what our patrons have to say about our library, its services, and the staff. We asked our patrons to share their thoughts with us about what our library services and staff mean to them. We said it could be as little as just one sentence, as much as a paragraph, or even a whole page! We would like to share the following with you from patrons who have given permission to use their responses (some preferred to remain anonymous)-

“As a former (retired) elementary school librarian I have been very pleased with the services provided by WBR library staff for not only adults but children and teens as well. I have not once made a visit to the library and found any part of it in disarray. The book selection is excellent, the staff professional and always helpful and interesting programs for all ages are provided often. Anyone who has not made use of any of its many services is missing out on one of the “treasures” of our parish!” (Anonymous, library patron)

“The WBR Parish Library Bookmobile Staff is top notch! Amy Hebert and her assistant Melissa Smith are most accommodating and attentive to each patron, going beyond just bringing the bookmobile and books to outlying areas. They not only bring requested books, but also search the Library shelves for books of similar interest to offer patrons. Even though our small parish is not comprised of a great land area, it is sometimes difficult for patrons to drive to Port Allen, for a variety of reasons, therefore the bookmobile provides a vital service. These friendly and cheerful ladies show that attitude no matter what difficulties they encounter related to traffic, weather or other circumstances. They deserve a gold medal just for braving the traffic! Thanks, Amy and Melissa.” (Anonymous, bookmobile patron)

“I am really impressed with the expansion of the section for children. It must be children friendly, and you all have done just that.” (Keith Ebanks, library patron)

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