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St. Tammany Parish Library Departments

Children's Services

Contact: Tanya DiMaggio, Children's Services Coordinator
Telephone: (985) 893-6280 ext. 112

The Children's Services Department serves children from birth to age 12. Services include storytimes for babies, toddlers and preschoolers, literature based programs for school aged children, outreach to schools, daycares, and homeschoolers, and the annual summer reading program. The Youth collection includes books, magazines, audio and video cassettes for young people. Included are picture books, beginning readers, fiction, and non-fiction to serve our patron's recreational and information needs.

Teen Services

Contact: Jennifer Rifino, Teen Services Coordinator
Telephone: (985) 626-9779 ext. 4#

The Teen Services Department serves youth from age 12 through senior year of high school.  Services include literature based programs for Jr. and Sr. High Students, outreach to schools, Teen Advisory Groups, a Teen Volunteer Program, and the annual Teen Summer Reading Program. The Teen collection includes books, magazines, audio/video materials for young people. Included are manga, anime, eaudiobooks, fiction, and non-fiction to serve our patron's recreational and information needs.

Adult Services

Contact: Jillian Boudreaux, Adult Programs Coordinator
Telephone: (985) 893-6280 ext. 120

The Adult Program Department's goal is to provide adult programs to attract people to the library and motivate them to utilize all library resources, to serve the intellectual and information needs of the parish’s adult population through reading, writing, demonstration, lecture, or discussion programs, which are open to the public.

Reference Services

Contact: Ed Meyer, Reference Coordinator
Telephone: (985) 646-6470 ext. 3

The Reference Department's goal is to assist people in finding and using information resources. Services include assistance with reference questions and research, library tours, and instruction in the use of the Internet, library catalog and online reference databases. Assistance is given in-person, by telephone, or through e-mail. The reference collection consists of books, maps, microfiche and microfilm, vertical file materials and online databases.

Genealogy/Louisiana Collection

Contact: Germaine Butler
Telephone: (985) 893-6280 ext 107
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Louisiana Collection

The role of the Louisiana collection is to provide the residents of St. Tammany Parish with resources necessary to conduct lineage, historical, and cultural research.

Genealogy Collection

Housing over 5,000 monographs, 600 CD-ROM, census microfilm, and serving as a Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Saints Family History Center, this collection will meet the needs of most researchers.

Technical Services

Contact: Louanne Bertrand, Interim Head of Technical Services
Telephone: (985) 809-5773

Technical Services is comprised of Collection Development, Acquisitions, Cataloging, Physical Processing, and Interlibrary Loan. These library departments function behind the scenes to identify which titles to buy, how many copies, where to assign them, and who to buy them from. Technical Services staff create and manage accounts, funds, purchase orders, and invoices in order to receive and pay for library materials when they arrive. Library catalogers copy or create bibliographic data for each title added to the library collection and import that data into the library catalog. Processors add the labels and covers to the materials. And Interlibrary Loan borrows from and lends materials to libraries outside of St. Tammany Parish.

Last updated 10/13/2010
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