Library Encourages Patrons’ Giving

During the months of November and December, the Natchitoches Parish Library (NPL) offered its “Fine ForGIVING” program for the first time.The NPL waived most types of fines from patron accounts to honor the patrons that gave so much back to the community.Donations of all sorts were accepted for distribution: canned goods, dog and cat food, toys, coats, costumes, and even blood. Donated items were then distributed with partner organizationswithin the parish.

“If you missed this opportunity and have fines on your account, don’t let that stop you from using the library,” says Jessica McGrath, NPL Director. “Lots of our services and all of our programming can still be accessed, and as long as your fines total less than $5, you can still check out materials!”

For more information regarding NPL programming and services, you may contact Alan Niette, Community Outreach Coordinator, at or 318-238-9236.