Ascension Parish Master Gardener Association members recently gathered at the Ascension Parish Library’s Gonzales Branch to honor and celebrate the library’s Louisiana Library of the Year Award.

In April, the library won the Louisiana Library Association’s Modisette Award for excellence.

Association President Jamie Trisler thanked library Director Angelle Deshautelles for partnering with the Master Gardeners each year in presenting the spring and fall gardening series.

Trisler also praised the library for “the friendly staff, pleasant atmosphere and terrific books and resources.”

“Congratulations to all of you who make the Ascension Parish Library what it is — fantastic,” Trisler said.

Trisler presented Deshautelles with two books, “What’s Wrong with My Plant” and “Perennial Garden Color.”

Deshautelles thanked the Master Gardeners for continuing the annual garden series and helping the library with the program that contributed to winning the award.