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Children’s online catalog gets an update

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The online library catalog for children, LS2 Kids at www.bossierlibrary.org, is getting a software update. It will look a bit different, but not so much that you will have to relearn how to navigate the site. Most importantly it will continue to be kid friendly.

Bossier Parish Libraries installed LS2 Kids about 3 years ago on our computers. It was designed by TLC (The Library Corporation) with children in mind and what appeals to them; the result was a big success. However, as with most things electronic updates are necessary as technology changes. One of the most dramatic changes has been the growing popularity of iPads, Kindles, and other tablets for adults and children.

Up until now patrons could not access the kids catalog using a tablet because the software did not support it; this new version fully supports 10 inch tablets. Patrons cannot access the kids catalog on the smaller tablets like Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire, but that will change soon.

The icons on the new LS2 Kids are similar to the ones on the old version. The page display will change about every ten seconds. Separate categories have been set up for general searches, for titles in a series, and chapter books. Book jackets, logos, and book characters will help kids recognize their favorite books easily.

The “Details” screen has been designed to show all of the information on one page: how many copies are available; book description; check-in/check-out status, and “Hold” placements. Smiley or sad face characters indicate if the “Hold” was place correctly.

As always, if you need help learning how to use the new kids’ online catalog the library staff is happy to help. You can bring your tablet with you to the library or ask the staff to demonstrate the process on an in-house tablet.

Book it to the Bossier Parish Libraries to learn something new.

Make a note:

Aulds Library (318) 742-2337

  • Saturday, April 12, from 2:30-4:30 p.m., Teens ages 13-18, are invited to attend Magic the Gathering card game. Refreshments will be provided.
  •  Thursday, April 17, at 4 p.m., Tweens ages 9-12, are invited to learn how to make a pop top bracelet. Pop tops will be available, but you may bring your own as well.

Bossier Central Library 746-1693

  • Wednesday, April 16, from 6-7 p.m. the Bossier Central Book Club will discuss “A Lesson Before Dying” by Ernest J. Gaines.

New Books

Fiction

“The Innocent Sleep” by Karen Perry

“Serena” by Ron Rash

“The Vanishing” by Wendy Webb

“The Secret of Raven Point” by Jennifer Vanderbes

“A Question of Honor: A Bess Crawford Mystery” by Charles Todd

“The Black-eyed Blonde: A Philip Marlowe Mystery” by Benjamin Black

“Confessions of a Wild Child: Lucky, the Early Years” by Jackie Collins

“Bad Intentions” by Karin Fossum

“Red Velvet Cupcake Murder: A Hannah Swensen Mystery” by Joanne Fluke

“Mount Terminus” by David Grand

Nonfiction

“Expecting 411: The Insider’s Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth” by Michele Hakakha, M.D.

“The Daniel Plan: 40 Days to a Healthier Life” by Rick Warren

“Parenting Your Powerful Child” by Dr. Kevin Leman

“A Beautiful Mess Photo Idea Book” by Elsie Larson

“Bead Embroidery Jewelry Projects” by Jamie Cloud Eakin

“The Hardcore Truth” by Bob Holly

“Glitter and Glue” by Kelly Corrigan

“E. E. Cummings: A Poet’s Life” by Susan Cheever

“Coreyography: A Memoir” by Corey Feldman

“My Life in Middlemarch” by Rebecca Mead

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