The Cultural and Educational Resources Center (CERC) Library contains more than 1,700 titles covering a range of subject areas. The library collections complement the Tunica-Biloxi Museum and provide an opportunity for more in-depth study and research on Tunica-Biloxi and other southeastern indigenous cultures. The library is open to the general public. The library’s catalog is available for browsing online.
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 from birth to age five.
Story time occurs on the first Saturday of each month from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. It is free and open to the public.
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: CERC Catalog
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