Services offered by the Washington Parish Library
With branches located in Bogalusa, Enon, Franklinton, and Thomas,
Washington Parish Library offers a variety of resources for persons of all ages and professions. Fiction, children’s
books, reference works, a genealogy collection, newspapers, magazines, audio cassettes, video cassettes, books on tape, and
compact disks are available.
Services include free computer classes, free access to the Internet,
computer printouts, interlibrary loans for access to hard-to-find volumes, a phone-in reference service, adult reading and
discussion programs, summer reading programs and special events for children with presentations by performing artists, administration
of the ACT practice test, literacy programs, faxing, photocopying, and book signings by authors.
Why support the library?
A thriving public library system indicates a vigorous community that takes
pride in its culture, its history, and the development and preservation of knowledge and creative ideas. An up-to-date
library is evidence that the community wants to offer its citizens opportunity to expand and improve their lives and its professionals
and businesses every means available to grow and prosper.
Libraries have become auxiliary resources
for our educational systems for both children and adults and important additions to public recreation programs.
With thousands of new publications each year not yet available electronically, and with expanding services in the areas
of learning and recreation, libraries will remain indispensable resources for forward-thinking communities.
Washington Parish must have a dynamic library system in order to keep in step with progress and provide its citizens means
for advancement through reading, research, discussion and state-of-the-art methods of learning. Friends of the Washington
Parish Library was founded to ensure that we have that library.
FWPL was founded in accordance
with guidelines established by the State Library of Louisiana and Friends of Libraries USA.