Howard Coy, Jr., the Vernon Parish Library Director, wants to make sure the residents of Vernon Parish are aware that everyone with a valid library card has access to all of the materials available for loan even if you don't come into one of the Leesville branches.

Using a variety of programs like the mobile bookmobile, the homebound service for shut-ins and the digital loan program, the staff at the Vernon Parish Library will do their best to get you the next Stephen King or J.K. Rowling book.

The library offers an abundance of services too.

There are copiers, scanner and fax machines available to patrons in both Leesville branches and aboard the bookmobile.

There is WIFI and internet access is available for school work, job hunts, research and an extensive collection of genealogy records.

The Vernon Parish Library also offers books by mail for people who can’t leave their homes. Patrons who are medically unable to come into the Leesville branch can submit a physician referral stating that you are permanently or temporarily homebound and the library will then mail you the materials you request.

Once the loan period is up, you send the materials back to the library in the provided postage paid package. This is a free service available to all age groups.

The requirements to get a library card are pretty simple.

The only requirements are that you will live in Vernon Parish for six months or more, have a photo I.D and proof of address.

If you plan to live in the parish for less than six months you can still use the services and check out materials by becoming a deposit borrower.

For more information on getting a library card or any of the programs available, contact the Vernon Parish Library at (337) 239-2027 or visit the main branch at 1401 Nolan Trace in Leesville.