The The Eunice News dated July 7 is the last one the reading rack at the Library. The Eunice Board of Aldermen voted July 9 to recreate the standalone Eunice Library and on July 10 a closed notice was on the library door. The rack was photographed Friday. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)
The Eunice Library will reopen this week following its split from the Opelousas-Eunice Public Library in July.
On Friday, Mayor Scott Fontenot said, “We are going for a soft reopening the end of next week.”
The library has been closed since July 10, the morning after the Eunice Board of Aldermen approved breaking away from the Opelousas-Eunice system created in 1967.
A meeting was held in Opelousas on July 24 where it was voted to separate the assets, he said.
The city owns the building and has changed the locks on the doors.