Readers looking for a cheap way to fill out their reading lists will be happy to hear that the annual Friends of the Natchitoches Parish Library (FONPL) Book Sale will be back in just a few weeks! Visitors can expect to find thousands of books for sale, including children’s books, adult fiction, cookbooks and books about travel, religion, business, arts and crafts, music and more. The Book Sale is the FONPL’s most important fundraiser of the year, and proceeds will help to provide many cultural, educational, and entertaining programs to benefit the community throughout the year at the Natchitoches Parish Library (NPL).

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The FONPL Book Sale will take place at the Natchitoches Arts Center, 716 Second St. The sale will run Thursday and Friday, March 14 and 15, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, March 16, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The FONPL is a 501(c)(3) organization that works to support and enrich the capabilities, resources, and services of the NPL through fundraising and advocacy efforts that benefit the community. The FONPL is dedicated to enhancing the programs and resources of the NPL’s library branches. Funds raised by the FONPL are used to meet library needs not met through the traditional Natchitoches Parish Library budget. Funding support includes, but is not limited to, the purchase of special equipment and sponsorship of special, thematic library programs.

Last year’s book sale was a great success and thousands of books made it into the hands of community members, all while the sale provides supplemental funding for NPL programming.

For more information about the book sale or other library programming or services, please contact Alan Niette, Natchitoches Parish Library’s Outreach Services Coordinator and Friends Liaison at 318-238-9236 or