Sock It to Me Sock Drive


Socks are the most requested and least donated article of clothing in homeless shelters. In an effort to help make this item available for those in need, the East Baton Rouge Parish Library’s Children’s Services Department will once again join with Baton Rouge Parents magazine’s 14th Annual Sock It to Me Drive to collect socks that will be distributed to area homeless shelters, the East Baton Rouge Council on Aging and Bethany House, which is a facility for cancer patients at the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center. The drive will last through Friday, November 30.

This year, we would like to beat the 2017 Drive’s totals which were 1,083 pairs of socks contributed by Children’s Services to Baton Rouge Parents magazine’s grand total of 9,587 pairs! Our goal is to collect at least 2,500 pairs and with your help, we will! Simply drop new, unworn socks in the collection box that will be in the Children’s Room at each Library location. For more information, call the Children’s Department at (225) 231-3760.

GIS DAY Louisiana!

GIS stands for geographic information systems. GIS Day is a grassroots educational event created and promoted by the GIS company Esri that enables GIS users and vendors to open their doors to schools, businesses and the general public to showcase real-world applications of GIS. Join us Wednesday, November 14th, at the Main Library on Goodwood, for a community-based speaker event promoting Louisiana careers in geography! The event runs from 4-6 PM and is free and open to the public.

Representatives from various groups and organizations will be at the Library to discuss topics pertaining to geographic information systems. Check out the GIS Day program schedule below:

• Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO)
• United States Forest Service (USFS) Strike Team
• Renewable Resources Using GIS
• Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
• Digital Literacy and GIS