Monday, June 30, 2008

Early Literacy Station

The Children’s wing of the Vernon Parish Library now has the Early Literacy Station computer for young children. The computer comes pre-loaded with 34 educational titles. The colorful keyboard and mouse are designed to attract young children. Time limits can be set, and printing limited.
Some of the programs are The Cat in the Hat, which teaches early reading and word recognition; Millie’s Math House, explore numbers, shapes, patters, addition and subtraction; JumpStart Preschool, introduces children to letters and numbers in dot-to-dot games; Sammy’s Science House, introduces early science and thinking skills; Flash Action Phonics Made Easy; Green Eggs and Ham, teaches reading, rhyming, consonants, matching colors; My Amazing Human Body, an educational introduction to the human body; Jump Start 1st Grade; Encarta kids; USA Explorer, teaches U.S. geography; Microsoft Paint; Encarta Dictionary; My First Amazing History, and many more.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Tom Lenard Collection added to the Archives

The Tom Lenard Collection is the latest addition to the Library's Archives. This collection consists of a photo of Tom as a projectionist at the Pines Drive-In Theatre, Leesville, in the early 1960's, two adult tickets, and two Pines Drive-In and Vernon Theatres Teen Age Book ticket coupons. The dates of these is ca. 1960's.

Tom worked at both theatres after school while attending Leesville High School. He recently donated these items to the Library for its Archival collection of Leesville/Vernon Parish history.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Archival photos on FLICKR site

Check out our Photos on
We now have over 770 photos about the library, including photos and scanned items from our Archives posted on ( A link is also located on our home page ( under the Reference Tab. These photos are searchable on the Flickr site and using Google Search Engine.Photos include churches and schools in Vernon Parish, Chamber of Commerce members, new businesses, photos of Leesville and Fort Polk, and more.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Patron Initiated Inter-Library Loan Requests

Patron Initiated Inter-Library Loan
Instructions for library card holders

Searching and placing requests

1. Go to and log in with your user name and password.

(if you do not have or do not remember your user name and password, ask to have it set at the main branch of Vernon Parish Library.)
(Due to Library policy, your user name will always be First Initial+Middle Initial [if given]+Full Last Name. [ex. John Phillip Smith would be JPSmith] and password is defaulted to your Library Card Number)

2. At the Patron Screen, you are given three search choices:

Keyword Search - searches for any item with any of the words in the text bar.
Browse - searches for any items matching all of the words in the order they are placed in the text bar.
Advanced Search - allows you to search for multiple keywords and words to ignore.

3. Select one, fill in the box, select the search location, then click the “Search” button.

4. Click on one of the titles that matches what you are looking for. This will bring you to the item information page.
(If there are multiple versions of the same title [ie. Large Print or Audio] it will bring up a second list. Which you simply find the appropriate item and click again.)

5. If you want to place a request for this item, click the “Request this item” button on the far right of the item information page.

6. This will take you to the conformation page where you may place any special instructions for the request, and click the “Submit” button to send the request to the Library for approval.

Request Tracking

1. You can check the status of a request or edit your personal settings by clicking on the “Patron Menu” button on the main page.
2. To check the status of a request, click the “ILL Request Tracking” button, click the “Submit” button as it should automatically fill in your name and password. This will take you to a page listing all requests you have made and their current status.
(If your e-mail address is entered in the “My Account” page, you will receive an e-mail automatically when the status of a request changes.)

There is a limit of 10 active requests at a time. Any excess requests will be placed on standby until earlier requests are completed.

Vernon Parish Library
Phone #: 337-239-2027