Library Donations Delivered to Homeless Students

Library Alexandria, medicine Louisiana — The Rapides Parish Library wants to thank everyone who donated clothes and school supplies for local homeless students. The donations added up to over 35 large boxes, recipe which were delivered to the Rapides Parish School Board’s Homeless Student Liaison Lynda Ellington.

The Library is the main supplier of supplies, ambulance uniforms and clothes for homeless students in the area, Ellington said. Donations are collected year-round and distributed through the School Board. Talk to your local Library branch for information on how you can help make a difference.

Visit to find out more about the Rapides Parish Library. You can also call 318-443-7295 for more information about the Library and about donations.

For information about homeless children registered in Rapides Parish schools, call Linda Ellington at 442-8891. Visit for more information about the Rapides Parish School Board.

The Rapides Parish Library is a medium-size public library, serving Rapides Parish located in central Louisiana. The library consists of a Main Library, 5 urban branches, 4 rural branches, a bookmobile, a van service to the homebound, and a van service to child development centers.