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Beauregard Parish Library

Knowledge, Growth, Imagination

The Beauregard Parish Library's Board of Control Finance Committee will hold a public hearing and budget approval meeting on Monday, November 23, 2020 at 6:05 PM at the DeRidder library branch located at 205 S. Washington Ave, DeRidder, Louisiana. This meeting is open to the public, per the "Sunshine Laws" (LA R.S 42:14). The proposed budget and full agenda can be seen here.

A more detailed budget message is also available for review upon request during all open hours of the DeRidder branch library leading up to the hearing and meeting.


Beauregard Parish Library Branch Status

DeRidder:Fully operational and open normal hours.
Singer:Fully operational and open normal hours.
Merryville:Wi-Fi only.
South Beauregard:Wi-Fi only.
Fields:Open with limited services.


The DeRidder branch of the Beauregard Parish Library is now open Monday & Tuesday & Wednesday & Friday from 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM, Thursday from 9:00 AM - 7:30 PM, and Saturday from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM. Details of our COVID-19 Phase 3 operations can be seen here. We are working on hurricane clean-up and remediation to return service to our rural locations as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience.


Mission Statement

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.

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:Candice Hodges
DeRidder:Tranquil Crosby
Merryville:Renee Whiddon
Singer / Fields:Molly Poe
Ex Officio:Police Jury President

Beauregard Parish Library Administrative Staff

Erin Chesnutt, MLIS, Director

Julie D. Moncada, MLS, Associate Director


Libraries Southwest Consortium

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

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Contact us:
  • Telephone: (337) 463-6217
    or 1-800-524-6239 for areas of Beauregard Parish that are a long distance call
  • Fax: (337) 462-5434
  • Email: help@beau.org
  • Mailing Address:
    Beauregard Parish Library
    205 South Washington Ave.
    DeRidder, LA 70634

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