“Krewe of Life” Blood Drive at Jonesboro Library rescheduled for February 1st

The rare winter storm that blanketed the area in several inches of snow last week was beautiful to see but it did cause problems. One was the forced postponement of the “Krewe of Life” blood drive sponsored by Life Share Blood Center that was to take place at the Jackson Parish Library.

This has now been rescheduled for Monday, February 1st from 10:00am to 4:00pm. To register in advance contact Joanna Gibson at 318-259-5697 or go online to: https://donor.lifeshare.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/220661

When you give blood, you give the gift of life as your donation will go to someone battling cancer, enduring sickle cell disease, undergoing surgery or suffering through a traumatic accident. As an added incentive, donors will receive a “Krewe of Life” T-Shirt. (while supplies last)

Several additional activities are scheduled for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of this week as shown below. 

Upcoming Jonesboro Branch activities

January 20thBrown’s Hearing Market Research Program (10:00am – 4:00pm)
Participants can evaluate a new digital hearing instrument. This new digital technology is revolutionary in its ability to provide a natural sound experience within a device that is at the same time comfortable, discreet and easy to use. No registration required.
January 21 Break up with Salt (11:30am – 12:45 pm or 5:30pm – 6:30pm)
The virtual program, sponsored by the LSU AgCenter, provides information on the good and bad that the use of Salt does to your body. Register by calling Cathy Judd at 318-251-5134.
January 22A New Year – A New You (11:00am – 12:00pm)
The virtual program, sponsored by the LSU-AgCenter, features tips on how to manage your food dollars, staying physically active and having a balanced calorie, controlled diet. Register by calling Cathy Judd at 318-251-5134.
January 28Break up with Salt (11:30am – 12:45 pm or 5:30pm – 6:30pm)
February 1 – “Krewe of Life” Blood Donation Drive (10:00am – 4:00pm)

Upcoming Chatham Branch activities

A take home Fitness Class Program is available for check out by calling 318-249-2980

Children programs

Take Home Art Projects and Surprises are now available. To register call the Jonesboro branch at 318-259-5697 and speak to Terrye Shackleford.

Outreach Services

Monthly personalized delivery of books, audiobooks, magazines and more are available to residents of Jackson Parish, including Nursing Home residents and in-home daycares.

Traditional Services

Provided at both branches are the ability to check out Music CD’s, Graphic Novels, Books, Audio Books, Genealogy Resources, DVD’s, Magazines and E-books for your tablet/smartphone. Fax and copy services are also available. Printing can be done from your Smartphone or Tablets through a free mobile printing app by sending an email along with attachments to: jpl-jonesboro@printspots.com or jpl-chatham@printspots.com

Jonesboro Branch information:

Address: 614 South Polk Avenue
Phone: 318-259-5697
Fax: 318-259-3374
Hours of operation: Monday – Friday (8:00am – 5:30pm), Saturday (8:00am – 12:00pm)

Chatham Branch information:

Address: 1500 Pine Street
Phone: 318-249-2980
Fax: 318-249-2981
Hours of operation: Monday-Thursday (8:30am – 6:00pm), Friday & Saturday (8:30am-12:30pm)


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