Natchitoches, LA, May 14, 2020 – The Natchitoches Parish Library (NPL) is happy to announce mobile library services have begun! First, the Schoolmobile’s annual “Traveling Tales” has returned. Children will be able to pick up books at different locations around the parish Tuesday through Friday. Stops will include Creston Baptist Church in Creston, Ross Williams Park in Natchitoches, Provencal Elementary/Jr. High, Cloutierville School, First Baptist Church in Marthaville, and Dollar General in Natchez, among others. For a full schedule of stop dates and times please visit natlib.org.
The NPL’s Bookmobile will also be offering a modified schedule this summer to keep patrons safe from COVID-19. People in rural parts of the parish who are registered Bookmobile patrons may now call to request delivery of items to their door at 318-238-9231. The Bookmobile will not be at its regular stops but will instead be offering this red-carpet service to parish residents.
Also, anyone who is homebound may request Library Express services from the Bookmobile. Library Express offers bi-weekly delivery and return of items to those unable to travel to their local branch. Whether you are recovering from surgery, unable to drive, or cannot leave your home, you may call 318-238-9231 to request information on this library service.
These mobile services will allow for more patrons to take part in the NPL’s summer reading programs that will be beginning in a few weeks.