Library to host parent meeting for School Board on April 12th

On Monday, April 12th at 6:00pm the Jackson Parish Library (JPL) will host on behalf of the Jackson Parish School Board a parent meeting with JPL Director Floyd Knox as special guest speaker. Know will inform parents of what the branches of the Library has to offer students not only during the school year but in the summer as well. 

SUMMER READING T-SHIRTS ON SALE: The 2020 Summer Reading t-Shirts are now on sale for $3.00. Come get yours while supplies last. Various youth and adult sizes to choose from. Available at both branches.

CHECKOUT FITNESS! Each Wednesday from 9:00 – 10:00 am. Mail-out routines are also available.  For more information please call 318-259-5697.

SNAP and Unemployment Assistance! Ms. Tyanne Williams, Client Services Manager for the Pine Belt Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency will be available for consultation by appointment only from 10:00am – 2:00pm on Wednesday, April 6th. Topics include SNAP and social security benefits, unemployment assistance, Medicare/Medicaid enrollment, social security card applications, commodities and senior food boxes


ART VIDEO AVAILABLE:  Easter is behind us but that does not stop Mrs. Terrye from making art video’s ! Now she is moving on to spring time and nothing says spring time like butterflies and flowers! To see her newest video go to the Jackson Parish Library Facebook page.

ART CLASSES once again be held at both branches over the next two weeks beginning on Monday, April 5th and running through Thursday, April 15th. Classes will run from 4:00-5:00 pm on Tuesday and Thursday at the Jonesboro Branch on Monday’s from 4:00-5:00pm at the Chatham Branch. For questions or to sign up, please contact Ms. Terrye Shackleford at 318-259-5697.

SIGN UP FOR STEAM: Registration has begun for children (Pre-K – 3rd grade) art classes for the month of May that will be centered around the exciting and educational STEAM program. This wonderfully, unique program features fun projects in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Pick-up packages will be available during Art Class hours that are shown above for each branch. steamlibrary

READING EGGS AND MATH SEEDS: Due to the popularity and response received in March this “in-home” program for Pre-K – 7th grade children is continuing through the month of April. If interested in having your child participate please call Ms. Terrye Shackleford at (318) 259-5697.


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


Binge Box – Checkout multiple movies for one week that counts as only one checkout. 
Vox Books  (Books that talk) – The first audio books that live in print books. The attached VOX Reader transforms an ordinary print book into an all-in-one read along. No need for computers, tablets or CD’s. Simply push a button to listen and read. 
Flipster – An easy to use resource for viewing best selling digital magazines. 
Freegal Music – Service that provides access to virtually every song ever recorded in over 100 countries. Includes catalog of legendary artists and over 40,000 music videos. 
Chilton Automotive Guide – A must for those do-it-yourself auto repair projects. Provides detailed sketches and instructions on virtually every repair job and new parts installation for all makes and models of automobiles. 
rinterOn – Printing can be done from your Smartphone or Tablets through this free app by sending an email along with attachments to: or
Fax and copy services: Available at both branches. Pricing dependent on size. 


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)


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


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