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The Friends Group of The DeSoto Parish Library functions as a vital arm of support and promotion of the library as a fundamental component in establishing a healthy society.
One of the many important ways the Friends Group supports the library is in the role of ambassadors as they go out into the community on a daily basis. They bring together citizens who are keenly aware of libraries as a public good and appreciate the library and staff. They also present an unbiased assessment of the library and serve objectively to enhance the library and promote its use.
The Friends Group ultimately seeks to increase and enrich library resources and services through gifts of time and money, endowments, bequests, and fundraising activities. The DeSoto Parish Library places a high value on the Friends Group and is aware of the essential part they play at each of our locations.
If you are interested in becoming a part of The DeSoto Parish Library Friends Group, please contact the appropriate president below.
Mansfield Main Library
Barbara Lilley, President
Meetings held on the first Thursday of each month at 10:00 a.m. in the Louisiana History room at the Mansfield Library.
Logansport Branch Library
Linda Foreman, Branch Manager
Pelican Branch Library
Carrie Laffitte, President
Stonewall Branch Library
Sherry Shockley, President