On Thursday, the Lincoln Parish Library is celebrating 10 years at its current location — 910 N. Trenton St.
In May, the Library Board of Control decided the best way to commemorate this occasion was by giving something back to the community, while also attempting to regain some of the books that patrons have accidentally forgotten to return back to the library. But, never willing to overlook an opportunity to provide some fun for patrons as well, library administrators decided to add a fun twist.
In North Louisiana, one in every four babies born is premature, which is twice the national average.
According to the March of Dimes’ website, www.marchofdimes.com, in an average week 1,255 babies are born in Louisiana, 194 of are born premature, 136 of them are born with low birth weights and 12 die before reaching their first birthday.
But there something you can do that could end up helping to lower those odds.
Legend has it New Orleans was given the name “The Big Easy” for the ease at which jazz musicians could find work and hone their craft in the culturally rich metropolitan. Although never proven as fact, jazz has long been associated with New Orleans, and even on a broader spectrum, Louisiana. However, with the Smithsonian having the world’s most comprehensive set of jazz programs it has designated April as being Jazz Appreciation Month, or JAM.