In the aftermath of Hurricane Ida, the Tangipahoa Parish Library was shut down for two weeks to ensure the safety of staff, a number of whom evacuated the area.

Now that power has been restored to all branches and about 80 percent of Tangipahoa Parish, the library will open again Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. These hours are necessary until we can ensure that all staff can return safely and the library can provide basic services.

The limited hours are also necessary so that library staff can help FEMA representatives who are operating out of our Amite and Hammond Branches.

FEMA staff are available to help our citizens sign up for assistance from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the following days at the following branches:

Amite Branch – Sept. 16, 17, 18

Hammond Branch – Today and Sept. 15, 19, 20, 21

If you are unable to come in to see FEMA staff at one of these branches, you can apply at www.fema.gov, or call the FEMA Helpline at 1-800-621-3362.

For further information regarding the library visit our website at www. tangilibrary.com.

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