Harriet Shultz, Director
303 N. Cary Ave.
P.O. Box 1249
Jennings, LA 70546
Phone: (337) 821-5517
Fax: (337) 821-5527
Monday – Thursday … 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Friday & Saturday … 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The Jennings Carnegie Public Library was established in 1885 and currently offers to the community 33,244 books, 64 magazine subscriptions, 835 audio books and 220 videos. Also, Internet accessible computers are available for patron use. The library is staffed by 3 full time and 4 part time employees.
During the summer (June & July) the library focuses on encouraging children to read by offering a summer reading program with prizes awarded as an incentive. When they have reached 100 books, they receive a certificate. After earning the certificate, for every additional 10 books they read they receive a star on the certificate. In August, a party is given for the readers.
Also, story-time is held every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in the library. Children from the age of 2 to 5 are invited to attend.