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Friends of the Library, Calcasieu are parish residents who work together to help the Calcasieu Parish Public Library, including all twelve branches and Library To-Go, better serve the community.

  • We strive to enhance and promote the use and enjoyment of the Library, as well as sponsor special programs and activities.
  • We provide supplemental funding for the Library and actively support its policies and procedures.  
  • We are funded by memberships and contributions.
  • We believe that the Library is a vital center of communication that affects the quality and advancement of lifelong learning. 

Membership and Benefits

  • Membership is open to anyone wishing to support the Calcasieu Parish Public Library System.
  • Membership levels include Annual Membership and Lifetime Membership.
  • Membership offers these benefits:Library news and special invitations to Library and Friends sponsored events.
  • Preview of book sales.
  • The satisfaction of knowing you are contributing to the enrichment of your community. 

Pick up a membership form at your Library or contact Friends.

Book Sales

  • Central Library (301 W. Claude St. in Lake Charles) on Tuesdays from 10 AM to 12 PM.
  • Westlake Library (937 Mulberry St.) on Mondays and Thursdays from 12 PM to 4 PM.  
  • Special branch book sales - refer to Calendar of Events
    • NOTE: Book sales may be canceled due to the availability of volunteers. 

Other Activities

  • Encourage and contribute gifts, funds, materials and equipment that is not available through the Library's operating budget.
  • Sponsor children's programs, cultural and literary programs.
  • Act as advocates for the Library, promoting library services in the community.