On March 24, 1942, the Robertson Branch of the Rapides Parish Library System opened to service the communities in Tioga, Kingsville, Paradise, Ball, and southern Grant Parish. The library's staff prides itself on providing its communities with a friendly, service-oriented branch. At the Robertson Branch, customers are the staff's first priority, and workers enjoy gathering books and information for the library's patrons.
Established during World War II, the library has a rich history. The branch first opened in the Masonic Building in Tioga. Then in February 1952, the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) built a new building in Tioga with special quarters for the library. In May 1982, the library, which was then called the Ward Ten Branch, moved to its present location on Tioga High School Road. The property for the new building was donated by the Rapides Parish School Board. Later in June 1996, the Rapides Parish Police Jury voted to rename the branch the J. L. "Lefty" Robertson Library Branch.
The branch currently hosts a Summer Reading Program and furnishes Accelerated Reader Books to area schools.
809 Tioga High School Road
Ball, LA 71405
Monday - Thursday, 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Friday - Saturday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Manager: Sonya Jeter