What is Outreach?

The St. Mary Parish Library System is committed to serving all neighborhoods and communities in our parish. To help us do that, we offer a variety of outreach services, both in-person and virtual, throughout the parish. From school and class visits to community meetings, neighborhood events, and festivals, we can customize our presentations, programs, and activities to accommodate any and all ages, multiple formats, and entertaining or educational needs. Outreach services include any activities that occur outside of the traditional library setting.

The Library does not attend private events, and takes requests on a first-come, first-served basis, and will only attend events that support the Library’s Mission.

Outreach staff members are dedicated to providing the materials and services our patrons in need, enhancing the library’s presence in the community, and offering computer and technology assistance to keep people connected to friends, family, information and resources.

Homebound Delivery

The St. Mary Parish Library’s Outreach team offers homebound delivery to facilitate Library usage for those unable to come to the library due to age, illness or injury. Whether the need is short-term or indefinite, we’ll deliver books, movies, and audiobooks directly to you, free of charge.

To schedule a Homebound delivery, please fill out the application and send to outreach@stmaryparishlibrary.org or fill out the form online here.

Types of Outreach Services

The St. Mary Parish Library’s Outreach team provides library services to organizations within St. Mary Parish Library, including library card signup, book delivery, craft and STEM programs, informational presentations, and more! The Outreach team services daycares, Headstart, nursing homes, schools, and correctional facilities. To apply for Outreach services for your organization, contact Outreach Services.

Outreach Coordinator—Debbie Box

Debbie began her career with St. Mary Parish Library in 2009 at the West End Branch. She serves as the manager of both the West End Branch and the Centerville Branch, as well as the Outreach Coordinator for the west end of the parish.

Outreach has always been my dream… to me, the best part of the Library is the people. Those we get to know, those we watch grow up and making a difference in the lives of everyone we touch.
Debbie Box

Outreach Coordinator, St. Mary Parish Library

Outreach Clerk and Homebound Courier—Charlene Loston

Charlene’s friendly smile is what our Homebound patrons love to see when she delivers their library materials. Charlene started her career at St. Mary Parish Library is 2012 as a Library Clerk and transitioned to our Outreach Clerk and Homebound Courier in September 2023. 

Outreach Clerk—Lydia Phillips

Lydia Phillips is also an Outreach Clerk with the Library. Mrs. Lydia can be seen assisting Debbie and our outreach patrons at almost every event! Mrs. Lydia is also one of the friendly faces you’ll find at the Centerville Branch.

Outreach Coordinator—Jordan Thomassie

Jordan began her career with St. Mary Parish Library in 2015 at the Bayou Vista Branch. She serves as the manager of the Bayou Vista Branch and the Outreach Coordinator for the east end of the parish.

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