Home Life Library Library: 2016 summer reading programs are set to go

Library: 2016 summer reading programs are set to go

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After hours of planning and collaboration the BPL 2016 Summer Reading Programs are set to go.  This year’s themes focus on staying active and fit both physically and mentally.

“On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!”  Kids can register now and pick up their Time Log so they are ready to start reading on Friday, May 20.  The school age programs begin on Wednesday, June 1 and run through Friday, July 29.  Prizes will be given out, while supplies last, for those who reach their reading goals of 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10 hours.

Vickie Hardin is Associate Director of Public Relations for Bossier Parish Library.
Vickie Hardin is Associate Director of Public Relations for Bossier Parish Library.

If a child reads 20 hours or more they can enter a drawing for prizes like a Kindle Fire.  Those who meet their reading goals can also sign up for a Luau Party at Bossier Central planned for Friday, July 29.

“Get In The Game, READ!” A variety of teen programs will be offered at each BPL branch.  Take the Reading Challenge for a chance to win a Kindle Fire.  Put your reading team together and start racking up the most minutes read.  The stakes are high.  Other prizes include an iPad Air, Fitbit Zip, movie passes, and much more.

“Exercise Your Mind, Read!” Kids and teens are not the only ones having fun this summer.  Adults can participate in learning how to line dance, play BINGO, and enjoy making crafts.

Get moving this summer at BPL.

Libraries Transform!

Make a note:
Thursday, May 12 Voter Registration from 1 to 3p.m. for ages 18 and up.

Aulds Library742-2337
Tuesdays at 10a.m. for ages 0 to 5 —Story Time
Tues., May 17 at 11a.m.–Adult Book Club “The One and Only” by Emily Giffin; at 6p.m. “Jackaby” by William Ritter

Benton Library 965-2751
Fri., May 13 at 6:30p.m. for ages 9 to 17—Life Size Clue Game.  “Who Dun It?”

Bossier Central Library 746-1693
Tues., May 3 from 9 to 11a.m. for all ages—Free SNAP Form assistance
Thur., May 12 from 5:30 to 7:30p.m. for ages 18 and up—Adult Game Night.  Pre-registration required.

East 80 Library 949-2665
Sat., May 7 from 10:30 to 11:30a.m. for all ages—Muffins for Mom for Mother’s Day
Tues., May 10 from 6 to 7p.m. for all ages—Family Story Time

Haughton Library 949-0196
Mon., May 9 from 1:30 to 2:30p.m.  Voter Registration
Thur., May 12 at 4p.m. for ages 8 and up—S.T.E.M. Program focus on Science

Plain Dealing Library 326-4233
Fridays from 4 to 5p.m. for ages 0 to 5—Story Hour
Tues., May 3 from 3 to 5p.m. for grades 6 to 12—Anime Club.  Pre-registration required.

Tooke Memorial Library 987-3915
Wed., May 4 at 11a.m. for ages 0 to 5—Story Time
Sat., May 7 from 1 to 2p.m. for ages 4 to 11—Mother’s Day Craft

New Books
Fiction
“The 14th Colony [large print]” by Steve Berry
“Far From True [large print]” by Linwood Barclay
“Ornaments of Death [large print]” by Jane K. Cleland
“Undaunted Hope [large print]” by Jody Hedlund
“The Splendour Falls [large print]” by Susanna Kearsley
“A Season to Wed” by Cindy Kirk
“The Calling” by Rachelle Dekker
“The Decent Proposal” by Kemper Donovan
“Goodbye to the Dead” by Brian Freeman
“The Fall of Moscow Station” by Mark Henshaw

Nonfiction
“Playing to the Edge” by Michael V. Hayden
“United” by Cory Booker
“The Girl Behind the Door” by John Brooks
“Classrooms That Work” by Patricia Cunningham
“Pretty Happy” by Kate Hudson
“The Insulin Resistant Solution” by Rob Thompson
“My Confection” by Lisa Kotin
“One Magic Square” by Lolo Houbein
“Interior Plantscaping” by Kathy Fediw
“Dream Home” by Johnathan and Drew Scott

Vickie Hardin is Associate Director of Public Relations for Bossier Parish Library. She can be reached at vhardin@bossierlibrary.org.