For Immediate Release                                                     

 Rapides Parish Library extends closure period

March 18, 2020


Alexandria, LA March 18, 2020. All branches of the Rapides Parish Library will be closed until April 6, 2020. This decision is based upon the recommendations of the Louisiana Department of Health, World Health Organization, and Centers for Disease Control. No materials will be due or may be placed on hold during this time, and no fines will be assessed.  We will update the public regarding reopening as this situation evolves and is evaluated. 

 Our community’s health and safety is of utmost importance. The administration, board, and staff of your Rapides Parish Library encourage all patrons to refrain from social contact as they are able and utilize our website for digital resources and information regarding COVID-19 at

 We encourage everyone to visit the E-branch where access to educational and entertainment resources are available. Please enjoy a movie, music, or ebook from home and stay safe. We will see you after this unprecedented situation has resolved.


Louisiana Department of Health

Center for Disease Control