Nestled among several rural communities where fishing, rodeo, hunting, and reading are favorite pastimes, the Hineston Branch of the Rapides Parish Library System prides itself on providing a "down home," inviting atmosphere. Serving the needs of its customers has been the library's primary goal since it first opened its doors in the summer of 1984. Local residents Mr. and Mrs. Ed Townley donated the land on which the library was located, and Louisiana State Police Troop, Region III, donated the building, which was renovated for use as a library. Without generous donations from these local residents and the Louisiana State Police, the opening might never have happened.
In 2008 the Hineston Branch moved into its new building at 1810 Highway 121, on part of the property that held the Fair Oaks Nursing Home, donated by Mr. Teddy Price. At 4000 square feet, the new facility is more than double the size of the old branch. It features a meeting room and computer lab. The nursing home building and land north of it were sold off, leaving more than an acre for the current and potential needs of the branch.
For children and teenagers, the library offers several special programs, including a summer reading program, various workshops, and educational activities.
1810 Hwy 121,
Hineston, LA 71438
Monday & Saturday 9:00-1:00
Wednesday & Friday 9:00-1:00 & 2:00-6:00
Manager: Donna Crawford