• SUMMER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT SML, High School Students Encouraged to Apply Before March 16 Deadline: 

    SHREVEPORT, LA – With summer break quickly approaching, Shreve Memorial Library has the perfect opportunity for high school students looking to make the most of the summer months.  Paid internship opportunities are available at each of Shreve Memorial Library’s 21 branches and Support Services Center beginning May 30, 2017.  These fun and interesting career opportunities provide students with an inside look at the operations of the library system while allowing them to earn money while they learn and prepare for their future. The Summer Internship Program begins May 30, 2017 and lasts until August 12, 2017.  Interns will earn $7.25 per hour and will work up to four hours per day.  Summer interns are limited to working up to 100 total hours at part-time branches and up to 150 total hours at full-time branches and the Support Services Center.  High school students age 16 and older with at least a 2.0 GPA are encouraged to apply for these paid summer positions.  Applicants must be enrolled in high school and not have graduated before the internship program begins. Interns will perform a variety of duties at the library including shelving and reading shelves, selecting books for display, and preparing and helping with craft programs and decorations. Interns will also assist with the Summer Reading Program, help patrons with computer questions, and work with the Food Bank in serving lunches to children.  Office work such as creating flyers, making copies, answering telephones, performing inventory, and working with the marketing department on special projects will also be among job duties. In order to apply applicants must be at least 16 years of age, enrolled in high school and have at least a 2.0 GPA.  Applications must be completed online at www.shreve-lib.org.  The deadline to apply is March 16, 2017.  Preference will be given to applicants applying to work at the branch in the city, village or town in which they live and to those applicants who have not been interns previously. For more information and a complete list of branches, please visit www.shreve-lib.org or call (318) 226-4789.

    FOURTH ANNUAL LEADERS AGAINST LITTER EVENT SCHEDULED FOR MARCH 10th: Community Leaders Join Keep Natchitoches Beautiful in the Fight Against Litter

    NATCHITOCHES – Leaders throughout Natchitoches Parish are joining Keep Natchitoches Beautiful to participate in the fourth annual “Leaders Against Litter” event Friday, March 10, 2017.  Keep Natchitoches Beautiful is one of 26 Keep Louisiana Beautiful (KLB) affiliate communities across the state to host this statewide “litter-thon.” Keep Louisiana Beautiful and Volunteer Louisiana have invited hundreds of local elected officials, stakeholders, community leaders, school and church leaders and potential supporters to participate in the Leaders Against Litter event conducted in twenty-six cities and parishes throughout the state. On March 10th, affiliates will simultaneously conduct a litter cleanup with the help of volunteer community leaders. The goal is to shed some light on the litter problem in Louisiana and to engage leaders in our efforts to make Louisiana litter-free. Leaders Against Litter is set to begin at 9:00 a.m. at the MLK Recreational Community Center located at 660 MLK Drive in Natchitoches. The group will travel along MLK Drive collecting litter using golden grabbers and wearing matching Leaders Against Litter T-shirts. Following the cleanup, the leaders will be asked to sign a pledge to SPEAK UP and spread the word that litter is not acceptable, to PICK UP litter whenever they see it, and to STAND UP and lead the way for a litter-free Louisiana. Later that day, Keep Louisiana Beautiful and Volunteer Louisiana will announce the statewide results, along with numbers of pledges signed and bags of trash picked up at a 2:00 p.m. press conference at the State Capitol in Baton Rouge. The general public is encouraged to follow the example of the leaders in Natchitoches parish and participate in the Great American Cleanup on Monday, March 20, 2017. Individuals, groups and organizations can sign up to clean a particular park, neighborhood or street as part of the Great American Cleanup. For more information on Leaders Against Litter, the Great American Cleanup, or how to volunteer with Keep Natchitoches Beautiful, please call (318) 352-2746.

    ROTARY CLUB DONATES BOOKS FOR SML “EVERY CHILD READY TO READ” PROGRAM

    Rotary Club of Southwest Shreveport Donates 1,138 Books to Library to Help with Early Literacy

    SHREVEPORT, LA – Rotary Club of Southwest Shreveport donated 1,138 books to Shreve Memorial Library to be used in “Every Child Ready to Read” workshops.  The workshops encourage early literacy in our communities by engaging parents to help get children ready to read.  Each family that attends the workshops will be given a free book to take home. Club President David Wilson said, “The Rotary Club of Southwest Shreveport is pleased to promote literacy and reading among parents and children.” Shreve Memorial Library is partnering with the Rotary Club of Southwest Shreveport for the “Every Child Ready to Read” program.  Parents of children from birth to 5 years of age are invited to attend the workshops and see a demonstration of ways to prepare children for reading.  Parents will learn how to engage children with simple daily activities to ensure they are developing early literacy skills. The workshops will be held at various Shreve Memorial Library branches beginning in January and continue through the spring.  Program events, dates and times are listed below:

    Saturday, March 4 – Hollywood/Union Avenue Branch, 9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

    • Saturday, March 4 – Broadmoor Branch, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, April 1 – Atkins Branch, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, April 1 – Cedar Grove/Line Avenue Branch, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, May 6 – Mooretown Branch, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, May 6 – West Shreveport Branch, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, May 6 – North Shreveport Branch, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

    Natchitoches Young Professionals (NYP) is dedicated to developing the community's business leaders with membership available to anyone ages 21-40 who lives, works, learns or plays in the Natchitoches area. NYP host a social every third Thursday of the month open to new attendees. For more information, visit the website at www.ChamberNYP.com, like our facebook page and follow on twitter and instagram.   

    NPSO’s Arrest report for Thursday February 16 to Sunday February 19, 2017

    Arrested were:

    • Brittany L Withers – 27 (WF) – 9001 Texas St., Robeline, La  71469 – Domestic Abuse Battery
    • Robbin Jackson – 22 (BF) – 1401 Dixie St., Natchitoches, La  - Contempt/FTA
    • Jayaka Frazier – 33 (BM) – 440 Fairgrounds Rd #15, Natchitoches, La  - Contempt/FTA
    • Jermaine Benjamin – 29 (BM) – 130 Evangeline, Natchitoches, La  - Contempt/FTA
    • Kristy S Olabintam – 30 (BF) – 3126 Ross Ave. #7, Dallas, TX  75202 – Poss. Sch. I
    • Akili J Robinson – 31 (BM) – 1200 Fisher Rd. #21, Many, La  71449 – Contempt/FTA
    • Tyreion J Nears – 18 (BM) – 302 N Boundary St., Winnfield, La  71483 – Poss. Sch. I, Illegal Poss. of Weapon w/CDS & Maximum Speed Limit
    • Quinton G Zeno – 22 (BM) – 1109 Pavie St., Natchitoches, La  - Simple Burglary of a Law Enforcement Vehicle, Poss. of Firearm by Conv. Felon, Hate Crimes & Criminal Trespass
    • Christopher C Bonier – 41 (BM) – 242 Carrolls Camp Rd., Chestnut, La  71070 – Failure to Pay Child Support Obligation
    • Johnny Nobles III – 34 (WM) – 100 Dab Brown Rd., Goldonna, La  71031 – Criminal Trespass & Simple Burglary
    • William N Faubion – 21 (WM) – 124 Behan St., Natchitoches, La  - Poss. Sch. I & Poss. of Drug Paraphernalia
    • Johnnie D Young – 44 (BM) – 148 Miller Dr., Natchitoches, La  - DWI, Maximum Speed Limit & Proper Equipment required on Vehicle