Weekend: Chance of Precipitation: Fri: 20% / Sat: 20% / Sun: 10%.
The Wheels of the Bookmobile Go Round and Round...|
Union Parish Library Bookmobile Schedule Fall 2012/////////////////The Union Parish Library will begin it's 2012-2013 school year with the following dates. The rotation will follow each two weeks following the dates shown. Last year the bookmobile distributed over 22,000 books to area school children and adults. Walk-ins are welcome at all our location sites! Special request books can also be delivered to your location! We are excited about even more potential in 2012-13!///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////Monday, September 10: Union Christian AcademyTuesday, September 11 Shiloh; Bernice Head Start, Bernice ElementaryWednesday, September 12 Mom's Helper, Farmerville Head Start, Marion ElementaryThursday, September 13 Downsville Charter SchoolMonday, September 17 D'Arbonne Woods Charter SchoolTuesday, September 18 Farmerville Elementary SchoolWednesday, September 19 Farmerville Elementary SchoolThursday, September 20 Spearsville Elementary School//////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Each route above runs every two weeks. For more information on bookmobile services or to bring a bookmobile service to your area, contact JoAnn Buggs at 368-9226.
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