Ascension Parish Library is moving into its next phase of innovation and adaptation by expanding and improving essential educational services. Upon completion, residents in Donaldsonville and the surrounding areas will enjoy a multipurpose center that will provide them with new opportunities and experiences that encourage them to read, learn, and create.
While under construction, the Donaldsonville library has temporarily moved to 420 Mississippi Street (across from the permanent building).
With the addition of 2,700 square feet, the renovated Donaldsonville library will be 15,350 total square feet and feature technology and tools to promote creativity and STEAM-based learning. A new audiovisual recording studio and virtual reality room will allow users to record podcasts, songs, and create videos using a green screen. A makerspace will offer digital design software, 3-D printers, and a laser cutter.
The library will also have an expanded children's area, a new dedicated teen space, and a new collection centered on the African American experience; The Jeannette Jefferson Collection, a collection to reflect the history, culture, and interests of African Americans.
Renovations will also include a professionally curated historical display to tell the story of the City of Donaldsonville.
The renovation is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2024.