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Friends of the Library
    • Friends of the Library, Calcasieu are parish residents who work together to help the Calcasieu Parish Public Library, including all twelve branches and Library To-Go, better serve the community.

      • We strive to enhance and promote the use and enjoyment of the Library as well as sponsor special programs and activities.
      • We provide supplemental funding for the Library and actively support its policies and procedures.  
      • We are funded by memberships and contributions.
      • We believe that the Library is a vital center of communication that affects the quality and advancement of lifelong learning. 
      • Membership is open anyone wishing to support the Calcasieu Parish Public Library System.
      • Membership levels include Annual Membership and Lifetime Membership.
      • Membership offers these benefits:Library news and special invitations to Library and Friends sponsored events.
      • Preview of book sales.
      • The satisfaction of knowing you are contributing to the enrichment of your community. 

      Become a member!

    • Book Sales

      • Central Library (301 W. Claude St., Lake Charles) on Tuesdays from 10 AM to 2 PM and Sundays from 3 PM to 5 PM.
      • Westlake Library (937 Mulberry St., Westlake) on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 12 PM to 4 PM. 
      • Special branch book sales - coming soon


      • Encourage and contribute gifts, funds, materials and equipment that is not available through the Library's operating budget.
      • Sponsor children's programs, cultural and literary programs.
      • Act as advocates for the Library promoting library services in the community.

  • Better World Books helps everyone make the most of the books that the library no longer needs.
  • Every purchase through this site earns money for your library.
  • Start shopping.