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Jeff Davis Library

What an exciting time to be a part of the Jefferson Davis Parish Library System! Technology has changed so many of the tasks we have performed for our patrons through the years. Databases for research materials have allowed fact-finding to occur right at one’s fingertips. Literacy Stations set up for the children of our parish allow for developmental games that provide an enjoyable way for children to learn numbers, colors, concepts and much more. FYI classes (For Your Information) have informed patrons on a variety of subjects to include growing plants to attract butterflies and birds, massage therapy, drawing, home décor and so many other enjoyable and entertaining topics. Besides the latest titles of books available via the McNaughton Book Plan, books can be obtained from other libraries for patrons via interlibrary loans. We are constantly reviewing materials and patron needs as we select new items for our library system.

Recently, the addition of Overdrive (digital library) to our collection has roused the interest of the patrons. Overdrive is a consortium consisting of seven parishes who are sharing their online holdings. These holdings include e-books, audio books, music and videos. Zinio is another database located on our website to access approximately 22 online magazines. All patrons may utilize their library cards to access these databases on our Jefferson Davis Parish website located at: http://www.jefferson-davis.lib.la.us/

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Our library system is composed of the Headquarters Branch located in Jennings, Louisiana and three branch libraries located in Welsh, Elton and Lake Arthur, plus a traveling Bookmobile. Elton and Lake Arthur Libraries were opened in 2006 after new buildings and furnishings were provided for library services. McBurney Memorial Library in Welsh was completely renovated and reopened in June 2010. The Bookmobile circulates throughout the parish visiting nursing homes, homebound patrons and patrons in rural areas. We are honored to offer services that meet the needs of all patrons of our parish. Our Director Linda LeBert-Corbello would love to hear from you. Library Phone Number: 227-824-1210.

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