The Cultural and Educational Resources Center (CERC) Library contains approximately 1,500 titles covering a range of subject areas, such as natural and social sciences. The library collections compliment the Tunica-Biloxi Museum and provide opportunity for more in-depth study and research on Tunica-Biloxi and other southeast indigenous cultures. The library is open to the general public.
The CERC Library is located in the Tunica-Biloxi Cultural and Educational Resources Center on the reservation near Marksville, Louisiana. The library is non-circulating requiring patrons to view collections in the library only. The Language and Culture Revitalization Program (LCRP) coordinates library staffing and facilitates programming.
In addition to reference services, the library coordinates public education programs for the tribal and local communities. Ongoing events featuring storytelling, music and presentations on local history and culture make the library a dynamic and stimulating place for learning. Reading and storytelling events offer an opportunity to integrate Tunica-Biloxi culture into programming for a wider audience.
As part of an early literacy pilot project, LCRP has planned a series of story time events and workshops for pre-school children, local caregivers and parents. The story time and workshop events are based on Every Child Ready to Read (ECRR), a curriculum adopted by the American Library Association to support parents and caregivers with the early literacy development of their children birth to age five.
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The library closes for federal and tribal holidays.
Online reference to CERC Library collections: http://cloud.collectorz.com/cerclibrary/
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