Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Journey Stories -- oral histories

The latest addition to the collection is a series of oral histories on DVD, interviewed by Ellen Ibert. There are 12 interviews. These interviews contain stories about early Leesville and Vernon Parish, including family histories, Fort Polk, No-Man's Land, New Llano, KCS railroad, early sawmill towns and logging and much more. The discs are in Reference and must be viewed in the Library. Individuals interviewed are May E. Thompson, Regionald Seastrunk, Marilyn O. Stephens, Cheryl Perkins, Martha Palmer, Maurice Johnson, Howard Blackburn, John Crook, Roger & Delma Briggs and Albert Dunn.

The interviews are part of Museum on Main Street, sponsored by the Smithsonian and La. Arts and Humanities Council.

The Venron Parish Library is helping preserve the history of Venron Parish.

Laptops available for check-out

Beginning August 1, 2011, the Vernon Parish Library will begin loaning 10 Dell laptops with Wi-Fi. These laptops will be available for loan to any Vernon Parish resident with a valid Vernon Parish Library card in good standing. The laptops come preloaded with software. The loan period is 3 days, with a minimun 24-hour wait before checking out another one. Renewals are not allowed.

More information is available at the Library beginning August 1

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

...From the Archives

Beginning Friday, April 15, 2011, the Leesville Leader will begin publishing a series of photos from our Archival Collection. These photos contain unidentified individuals. We are hoping that the public can help us identify these individuals. Presently, we have over 4500 photos on our FLICKR website,  and they have been very popular, averaging 100 to 500 hits a day.

The Vernon Parish Library, helping preserve the history of Vernon Parish.