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During World War II, the Boyce Branch of the Rapides Parish Library System opened to serve the communities of Boyce, Rapides Station, Hot Wells, Cotile, Gardner, Wilda, Lena, Flatwoods, and Chopin. At that time the library was located in the Fire Station Building and served many customers, including soldiers stationed at Fort Polk. Among those who used the Boyce Branch during this period were General George Patton and General Dwight D. Eisenhower, both of whom used the branch while stationed at Fort Polk.

Today, the library still serves the same communities, but they now do it from a more substantial building. In 1996, the Boyce Branch moved from the J. E. Johnson building into a new rental facility on Ulster Street and more recently moved into a new location built on land donated by the Alfred Boyce Wettermark family on Haywood B. Joiner Street.

Monthly Programs

The Boyce Book Club meets on the fourth Friday of each month to discuss different genres, including popular fiction, historical fiction, fantasy, nonfiction, suspense, literary fiction, biographies, and more. Meet like-minded readers and delve into fascinating titles.

Rebels, Rogues, Royals, and Renegades: An Ancestry Exploration meets on the second Friday of each month. Learn to do self-directed research to learn about your heritage and compile a personal family heritage journal to document the journey.

Meeting Rooms

Learn information about our meeting room and how to make a reservation by clicking here.

Contact Information

1177 Haywood B. Joiner St.
Boyce, LA 71409

Call (318) 793-5954

Fax (318) 793-5956
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Tuesday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Wednesday 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Friday 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm


Deborah Boerboom

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