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Lafayette Public Library awarded for service to community

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Posted at 10:14 AM, Jul 08, 2020

The Lafayette Public Library has been awarded by the Louisiana Library Association for their efforts to improve patron services.

On Wednesday, July 8, the library announced that they were the recipients of the 2020 James O. Modisette Award for Public Libraries.

The award, according to a release, is the highest honor a public library can receive in Louisiana.

“This is a win for everyone in Lafayette Parish – our community, library staff, volunteer organizations, and Library Board. It shows that our community is moving forward and that the Lafayette Public Library is meeting the community’s needs,” states Library Director Teresa Elberson in a press release. “We are continuing to develop innovative relationships with organizations and to live out our mission.”

The Lafayette Public Library has recently expanded its services with the creation of the Bibliobike and GoGo Biblio Bookmobile and completed the West Regional Library in Scott.

In 2018, the library says its nine locations welcomed nearly 1 million visitors and checked out more than 2,237,000 items.

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