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St. Martin Parish Public Library Announces Art Display

The St. Martin Parish Library proudly presents the paintings of Shirley Gauthier. The grand opening will be held Saturday, December 16, 2017 from 2:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m. at the St. Martinville Branch Library, 201 Porter St., St. Martinville, LA. The works will be on display until January 31, 2018.

Mrs. Gauthier is a native of South Louisiana who draws inspirations from her surroundings including the Atchafalaya Basin, New Orleans French Quarter, and the Louisiana Gulf Coast.

Working in oil, acrylic, and watercolor, the artist has earned numerous awards and recognition. Her work hangs in many private and public collections across the United States, Japan and Europe. Gauthier continues her work in her home studio located in St. Martinville, LA.

Art Display2020-09-24T07:46:20-05:00

National Friends of Libraries Week

National Friends of Libraries Week

(St. Martinville, LA) October 5, 2016 – The week of October 16-22, 2016, marks the 11th annual celebration of National Friends of Libraries Week. The Friends of the St. Martin Public Library, established in 1984, use the money they raise to address needs identified by the Library.

In observance of National Friends of Libraries Week, the St. Martin Parish Library would like to publicly thank the officers and committee chairs of our Friends group:

Officers: Mike Formeller, President

Michael McBane, Vice Presient

Derrel Duplechin, Secretary

Tommy Romero, Treasurer

Bobby Theriot, Parliamentarian

Committee Chairs: Margaret Richard and Gloria Polite, Fund Raising

Lou Champagne, Membership

Bobbie Bienvenu, Publicity

“Our library is grateful to the contributions of the Friends,” said library director Charlar Brew. “The funds they raise help with the costs of children’s programming, special collections, and other library events. I think most patrons would be surprised to learn how many of the services and programs they enjoy are supported by the Friends.”

At this time, the library and our Friends group invite all patrons to consider joining or renewing their membership. To learn more, visit the Friends webpage on our website at

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Online Reading Programs for Parents and Children

St. Martin Parish Library subscribes to fun reading programs that parents and children can access from home! Two of these programs are Scholastic BookFlix and TumbleBookLibrary.

Scholastic BookFlix is an online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks with related nonfiction eBooks to build a love of reading and learning. This engaging resource for children in grades PreK-3 will help early readers develop and practice essential reading skills and introduces students to a world of knowledge and exploration.

TumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of e-books for children. They are a great way to encourage tech-savvy kids to enjoy reading! There are over 250 animated, talking picture books! The site also features Spanish and French books, read-along chapter books, non-fiction books, and exciting games and puzzles for children in kindergarten through sixth grade!

Parents and children can access Scholastic BookFlix and TumbleBookLibrary anywhere there is an Internet connection –it’s like having access to the library’s collection 24 hours a day, seven days a week! It’s unlimited, and it’s FREE!

For details about your library’s subscription to these resources and easy instructions for using them from home, please contact any branch of your local library. For direct access to these resources, visit .

Online Reading Programs for Parents and Children2020-09-25T10:12:53-05:00

Little Free Libraries

St. Martin Parish Library recently installed two Little Free Libraries in the community. The Little Free Library movement started in 2010 by Todd Bol and Rick Brooks. The American Library Association partnered with this effort that has as its mission to promote literacy and the love of reading by building a sense of community through free book exchange. The motto is “Take a book, return a book.” To date there are 14,000 little libraries worldwide.

Sponsored by the St. Martin Parish Library, one little free library is located at 911 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive. This is the residence of the late Mrs. Louise Washington. Debra W. Landry is the steward and neighbor June Louviere will assist. The other little free library is located at 309 Main Street. The stewards of this little free library are Glenn Hebert and Chad Horton.

We strongly encourage citizens of our parish to visit the Little Free Library closest to you.

“Take a book, Return a Book.”

Little Free Library located at 309 Main Street. Sponsored by St. Martin Parish Library.

Pictured (L to R): Brad Horton, steward; Sandra Solomon, Assistant Programming Coordinator; Glenn Hebert, steward; Steve Foley, Library Maintenance Supervisor; and Charlar Brew, Director.

Little Free Library located at 911 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive. Sponsored by St. Martin Parish Library.

Pictured (L to R): Sandra Solomon, Assistant Programming Coordinator; June Louviere, neighbor; Debra W. Landry, steward; Steve Foley, Library Maintenance Supervisor; and Charlar Brew, Director.

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July 26, 2016

Student-Focused Database Offered to Patrons of St. Martin Parish Public Library

The 2016-17 school year is right around the corner! St. Martin Parish Library would like to remind all card holders of available FREE access to homework help through the HomeworkLouisiana database! HomeworkLouisiana is a free educational service that connects Louisiana K-12 students, adults preparing for the GED and college students to a live tutor online for one-on-one help with homework. It also offers studying and test preparation in all core academic subjects including math, science, social studies and English. The tutors work with students (and parents!) in kindergarten through 12th grade and even AP level class work and intro-level college coursework. Connecting with a tutor is easy. You just need a library card and a computer or mobile device with internet access.

Don’t get frustrated and don’t stay stuck. Instead, log on to HomeworkLouisiana through St. Martin Parish Library’s website,, and get help needed with coursework. For more information on accessing the HomeworkLouisiana database, please call or visit your local branch of the St. Martin Parish Library.

Get your HOMEWORK done. Get Back to Your LIFE!

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