Family Story Time returns on Saturday, July 27, at 11a.m. at Bossier Central Library. The Family Edition is for children ages 0—12 and their parents. It is always on the fourth Saturday each month. Back-to-School is this month’s topic.

With the start of the new school year just a few weeks away, we invite you to bring your kids to the library for a tour of Children’s Services. Become familiar with this part of the library and know where the different areas are. It will make homework assignments much easier to complete when you are able to quickly find the books and information needed.

Children’s Services is divided into several sections: Fiction; Nonfiction; Reference; Caldecott, Newberry and other award books; Bi-lingual and Spanish; Audio Cassettes & DVDs; and Board Books. There is a computer area for children only.

AR (Acclerated Reading) books are all listed online at www.bossierlibrary.org. Books on the AR list are noted on the inside cover of each item.

There is a new display in Children’s. A yellow school bus. It is filled with books that are suggested reading for elementary and middle school children.

Remember there are some great links on the library website like Tumblebooks, Tumblereadables, OverDrive, and Mango Languages.

Last, but certainly not least, parents please do not leave your children unattended in the Children’s Library. If they are 12 years or younger a parent must be present at all times.

Book it to the Bossier Libraries where you will find new books in Children’s Services like these:

“The Accidental Hero” by Matt Myklusch; “Spirit Wolf, Wolves of the Beyond; Book 5” by Kathryn Lasky; “Jump Into the Sky” by Shelley Pearsall; “Bow-Wow Wiggle Waggle” by Mary Newell DePalma; “Wild About You” by Judy Sierra; and “Olive and the Big Secret” by Tor Freeman.

 

Make a note:

  • Bossier Parish Libraries Staff Appreciation Day is Thursday, July 25. All libraries will close at 2 p.m.
  • Aulds Library programs:

Tuesday, July 30, at 10a.m. kids ages 6—12 can participate in the DIY Bubble Experiment.

Saturdays, August 3 and 24, from 10a.m. –12p.m. children ages 5—9, free art classes.

Tuesday, August 6, at 10a.m. kids ages 6—12 are invited to a scavenger hunt.

For more information, call (318)742-2337.

 

New Books

Fiction

“Bristol House” by Beverly Swerling

“Shotgun Lullaby” by Steve Ulfelder

“Aftershock” by Andrew Vachss

“Ocean Beach” by Wendy Wax

“The Dog Who Danced” by Susan Wilson

“The Favor” by Megan Hart

“Shattered Trident” by Larry Bond

“Time to Kill” by Jack Couglin

“Onion Street” by Reed Farrel Coleman

“Entwined With You” by Sylvia Day

 

Nonfiction

“The Bliss List” by J.P. Hansen

“Superfood Kitchen” by Julie Morris

“Parenting” by Amber Dusick

“The Message of You” by Judy Carter

“Who Was Dracula” by Jim Steinmeyer

“The Cooked Seed” by Anchee Min

“The Creation of Anne Boleyn” by Susan Bordo

“The Unwinding” by George Packer

“Born on a Mountaintop” by Bob Thompson

“The End is Near & It’s Going to be Awesome” by Kevin D. Williamson

 

Vickie Hardin is Outreach Specialist for the Bossier Parish Library. She can be reached at vhardin@state.lib.la.us