MONROE, La. (KTVE/KARD) — For the month of September, the Ouachita Parish Public Library will continue its 65-year tradition by encouraging everyone to get a library card. Cardholders can enjoy the Ouachita Parish Public Library’s e-books and streaming services that include the following:

  • CloudLibrary for e-books and e-audiobooks
  • Hoopla to download music, movies, and TV (plus more e-books and e-audiobooks)
  • Flipster for magazines
  • Freegal Music (access to more than five million songs)
  • Kanopy for entertaining and educational movies
  • TumbleBook Library for interactive children’s books, games, and puzzles
  • TeenBookCloud

Libraries play an important role in the education and development of children. We have library programs that serve students of all ages and backgrounds. It’s exciting when a child gets their own library card. It empowers them to explore subjects that interest them.

Nancy Green, Acting Library Director for the Ouachita Parish Public Library

Kid-friendly computers and interactive games are in the children’s department at the Ouachita Parish Public Library branches. Teens have educational resources, crafts, STEM/STEAM activities, movie time, virtual ACT practice tests, game nights, comics, and more.

As for adults, there are online and in-person book clubs, art sessions, guest speakers, and computer and typing classes. Career and job services include resume assistance and online tutoring. A library card offers access to genealogy websites and historical databases.

To sign up for a library card or to learn more about the Library’s resources and programs, visit