On June 21, 2013 the Third Street location of the Martin Luther King Jr. Branch closed its doors for the final time. The new location on Broadway is expected to open June of 2014.
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Branch of the Rapides Parish Library system is located in the old Rapides Bank Building at 3311 Third Street in Alexandria. The branch serves residents from all over with most of their patronage coming from the Acadian Village, Willow Glen, Jones Street, Woodside, Samtown, and downtown areas of Alexandria.
The King Branch has many of the new Urban Novels so popular with many of the younger readers. There is also a wealth of information to read and research the history and culture of African Americans. We have recently expanded this collection in fiction (Urban Novels), biographies and books on CD. Customers also are offered a variety of other books, magazines, videos and of course computers. For the younger customers we offer the Wii game to be used on site.
King Branch also has a meeting room in which non-profit, civic, political, religious, and educational organizations may convene.Groups requesting the use of the meeting room must provide one member to deal with the library, and they should obtain and fill out an official Meeting Room Reservation form. Reservation forms must be turned in to the library.
At King, storytime is an impromptu event. Anytime there are children, there maybe a storytime. King will also do scheduled storytimes on request.
3311 Third Street
Alexandria, LA 71301
Manager: Starla T. Jones