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Friends of the Library, Calcasieu logo

Friends of the Library, Calcasieu are parish residents who work together to help the Calcasieu Parish Public Library, including all 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. 
  • Pick up a membership form at your Library or contact Friends by emailing them at friendscalinfo@yahoo.com or find them on Facebook logoFacebook at Friends of the Library, Calcasieu

  • Library Board of Control Liaison - Alice Danclar
Membership and Benefits
  • Membership is open to anyone wishing to support the Calcasieu Parish Public Library System.
  • Receive Library news and special invitations to the Library and Friends sponsored events.
  • Membership levels include an annual membership and a lifetime membership.
  • Get a preview of book sales.
  • And, most of all, get the satisfaction of knowing you are contributing to the enrichment of your community.

BOOK SALES

Central Library (301 W. Claude St. in Lake Charles)
Sundays (2pm - 4pm) & Tuesdays (10am - 12pm)
Westlake Library (937 Mulberry St.)
Mondays and Thursdays (12 pm - 4 pm)  


Sales may be canceled due to the availability of volunteers. 

OTHER ACTIVITIES

  • Encourage and contribute gifts, funds, materials and equipment that is not available through the Library's operating budget.
  • Sponsor special events, Summer Reading Programs, technology and furniture, refreshments for programs, cultural and literary programs, and so much more.
  • Act as advocates for the Library, promoting library services in the community.