Cameron Parish Library held their Hackberry Groundbreaking Ceremony on Thursday, Feb. 24 with many locals, parish and state officials, library staff and board members along with notably, State Librarian, Rebecca Hamilton of Baton Rouge all in attendance.
After enduring four hurricanes they are one step closer to realizing the future of a new modern facility.
Cameron libraries have always been the epicenter of each community, providing locals and visitors a place to visit. The Cameron Parish libraries open a portal to the world not only with books but notably with internet/computer access, wi-fi hot spots, Facebook Live programs and Zooms, and lots more for the children through LitLoot Box distributions and more.
A bookmobile program has continued to fill in the blanks throughout all the turmoil caused by storms and Covid isolation with a monthly schedule.
Construction of the new Hackberry Branch Library is being done by Kerland Construction at the cost of 1.55 million. It is located across the highway from Brown’s Grocery. The old library is presently being used by the Sheriff’s office as a substation.
Delia Sanders, Library Adminstrator, projected the construction may be completed by September of this year, offering a building that is up to code with handicap access, more parking, more space for books and an expanded space for seniors/youth to meet with a meeting room.