Nestled along the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico in southern Louisiana lies Terrebonne Parish, so named by early French settlers for the “good earth” that allowed them to thrive. Today, more than 110,000 people call this socially diverse region home, and Terrebonne Parish Library System is tasked with serving the information and entertainment needs of a parish that has been at the heart of Cajun culture for 300 years.
Founded in 1929 by a social club that invited people to borrow its 428 donated books, Terrebonne Parish Library System now has nine locations and an average annual circulation of nearly 400,000 books, CDs, and digital downloads. Genealogical and computer classes are at the forefront of more than 2,900 library programs and activities offered year-round to the parish’s children, teens, and adults. The bustling and dynamic library system also features 145 public computers, innovative workshops ranging from movie making to Lego Robotics, and a 3-D printer scheduled to debut this year. Its impressive achievements haven’t gone unnoticed. Terrebonne Parish Library System – the first library in Louisiana to offer drive-through service, and the state’s only library with an amphitheater – won the Public Library Association’s 2014 Innovation Award and was a finalist for the Institute of Museums and Libraries’ 2013 National Medal.
Since 2000, Terrebonne Parish Library System has relied on The Library Corporation’s Library•Solution ILS to serve its staff and borrowers. TLC delivers premier automation and cataloging solutions to keep libraries at the leading edge of community service, regardless of whether borrowers are scanning shelves for a classic novel or going online to download the latest bestseller.
TLC salutes Terrebonne Parish Library System and is honored to support it with the Library•Solution automation system.