Rapides Parish Public Library / Boyce Branch


500A Ulster Ave.
Boyce, LA 71409

(318) 793-2182


Date of Official Change:

April 6, 2015


During World War II, the Boyce Branch of the Rapides Parish Library System opened to serve the communities of Boyce, Rapides Station, Hot Wells, Cotile, Gardner, Wilda, Lena, Flatwoods, and Chopin. At that time the library was located in the Fire Station Building and served many customers, including soldiers stationed at Fort Polk. Among those who used the Boyce Branch during this period were General George Patton and General Dwight D. Eisenhower, both of whom used the branch while stationed at Fort Polk.

Today, the library still serves the same communities, but they now do it from a more substantial building. In 1996, the Boyce Branch moved from the J. E. Johnson building into a new rental facility on Ulster Street.


Summer Reading Program
Each year the Boyce Branch hosts a Summer Reading Program for children and teens. The program provides area youth with library materials and reading activities.

Storytime Saturdays 11:00 AM

Craft Workshops For adults the library offers craft workshops that are scheduled periodically.


Tues 9am-12pm 1pm-6pm
Wed & Fri 1pm-6pm
Thur & Sat 9am-1pm
Closed Sunday and Monday

Intake Process:


Program Fees:






Handicap Accessible?


Is Shelter?


Related Resource

Date of Official Change:

April 6, 2015

Volunteer Opportunities:

Assist with Children's Programs and Shelving Books

Address Listings

Physical (Primary)

500A Ulster Ave.
Boyce, LA 71409


P.O. Box 792
Boyce, LA 71409


Available Staff

Primary Contact

(318) 793-2182


Margie Mealer

Branch Manager

(318) 793-2182


Phone Numbers

Main Phone

(318) 793-2182


(318) 793-2182

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Geography Served

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