ArtistWorks for Libraries

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ArtistsWorks for Libraries provides world-class instructon through self-paced video lessons from Grammy Award-winning music and artistic professionals.

It offers users everything they need for musical and artistic instruction, from introduction to advanced performance.

  • Beginner to advanced music instruction for the most popular string and band instruments
  • Professional muscians provide instruction
  • Art and voice classes also included
  • Video-based with bookmarking features
  • On-the-go lkearning
  • Remote acess for 24/76 availability
  • Browser enabled for desktop and mobile devices
  • An Rbdigital Gateway service -- one password, access to all services


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     Atomic Works provides training many popular computer programs



  • AutoCAD
  • Chromebook
  • Comic Life
  • Dragon Natgurally Speaking
  • Excel
  • Evernote
  • Facebook
  • Firefox
  • flickr
  • Gmail
  • Google+
  • iPad
  • Office 365
  • OneNote
  • Safarti
  • Windows OS
  • Word

And many more!

Newspaper Database

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The Library's collection of local newspapers is now online. These can be searched, and by clicking on the results, you can print out a PDF image of the actual page. The search may be limited to title or dates or include all of the titles. All of these are availabel for use in the Library on microfilm as well.

The URL is:

Currently, we offer these newspapers and two historical items:

Senior Advocate, 1988-90                                                                         New Llano Colonist 1927-1937

Leghorn Times (Simpson, La.) 1944-1947                                                Vernon Parish Democart, 1929-1930

Leesville Daily Leader, 1901-1940 (scattered issues), 1943 to date.        People's Friend 1889 - 1895 (scattered issues)

Selected papers of Jack Hadnot on Vernon Parish history.                      Old Louisiana Plantation Homes & Family Trees

Playaway Launchpads

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Playaway Launchpads are here!

These pre-loaded tablets for children have learning apps on a wide variety of topics. There are 10-plus apps on each tablet. Each tablet is designed for a different age group. There are tablets for Grades K-2 (ages 5-7); Grades 3-5 (ages 8-10); and Grades 5 & up (ages 10+).

We will have Allien Takeover!; Heads and tails!; PAWsome adventures; Rainbow city!; Animals on the bus!; By air, by sea, by road!; I'm not scared!; Splish splash!;  and Hop on!

Each tablet may be checked out on an Adult Library Card for a period of 1 week. They cannot be renewed. Overdues are $10.00 a day. We have a limited number of these. If interest is high, we will add to the collection.



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Scott Metayer, Miss Kite and Baby Girl (Eurasian Eagle Owl) will be back Tuesday, December 15 at 7 p.m.

Scott will present a program on Falconry and Birds of Prey.  He will discuss:

  • Natural History of Louisiana Birds of Prey
  • Basic Falconry Equipment
  • Catching and training a Raptor
  • How to become a Falconer

And hopefully, a flight demo.

   (Please note, the meeting room can accomadate 100 people)


Over 7600 historic photos on our Flickr site

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Simpson School, one of over 8,000 historic photos on our Flickr site.

Hoopla Digital is here! Thousands of movies, television shows, music albums and audiobooks are available for download on moble devices and online access ( Patrons can enjoy thousands of titles, from major Hollywood studios, record companies and publishers, available to borrow for instant streaming or temporary downloading to your smartphones, tablets and computers. This is offered at no cost to our patrons via browser, Android and IOS and requires only a Vernon Parish Linbrary Card to access. Apps are available for Android and Apple devices.

Check-out e-books through OverDrive

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OverDrive is an on-line service providing books, audiobooks, videos and music free of charge. You may check-out these items on-line and view them on your smart phone, IPAD, tablet or computer. Hundreds of books are available.

Free magazines from Zinio

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You can download many of your favorite magazines through our Zinio service. You may read the magazines on your Smart-Phone, IPAD, Tablet or Computer. Some of the popular titles are Guideposts, Newsweek, Grit, magazines on quilting, crafts, sports, cars and much more. Click on the link on our webpage to explore this new addition.

Three New Databases

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We have three new databases, accessible through the La. State Databases link on our homepage. The new databases are:

ChiltonLibrary, Legal Forms and WorldBook Online.

Chilton's Library is a complete library of automotive repair manuals.

Legal Forms contains legal forms you can download and print. There are many different legal forms available.

WorldBook Online is an online encyclopedia.

App for Gale Databases

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Chilton is no longer publishing automotive repair books, instead, they now provide an online database. The Vernon Parish Library has database online. There is a new app for Apple and Android devices called Access My Library. This free app is available from the apps store. With this app, you may access Chilton's Automotive Repair database, as well as Legal Forms online, and Gale Virtual Library. This Library contains Encyclopedia of World Biography, Business Plans Handook, Encyclopedia of Management, World Education, Alternative Energy, Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, and Encyclopedia of Religion.

Legal Forms Library contains forms on Divorce, Bankruptcy, Power of Attorney, Wills and Estates, Landlord/Tenant, Sample letters, Name Change, Incorporation and much more. 

Freegal music downloads

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We now offer Freegal Music. Over 6 million mp3 songs available for free download. Many types of music, oldies and recent hits, including the complete Sony Music Library. Patrons with a valid Vernon Parish Library Card may download 3 songs per week. Music videos are also available, and count for 2  of 3 weekly points. Apps are available for quick and easy downloads. The URL is

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