Whenever something is offered for free, we want to know if strings are attached because not many things in life are truly free.  However, as the saying goes, some of the best things in life are free like Library Loot.

Every time you attend a library event or program you earn Library Loot worth one dollar.  When you post a comment on the BPL social media site or share a book recommendation using a comment card you earn Loot.  Also, the library staff will randomly hand out Loot.  It is good for one year from the date issued, so save up.

You can spend your Loot on fine forgiveness up to $3.00, jump ahead to the front of the line on a waiting list for a new book or DVD, get an extra renewal of a book (as long as it does not have a hold), or get a replacement library card.

Visit the library and start collecting your Library Loot.

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Make a note:
BPL is collecting non-perishable food items, clothing, toiletries, gently used clothing, and school supplies for the Northwest Louisiana Food Bank.  When you donate, we will waive your late fees.  This does not apply to laptops, or lost or damaged items.  Fine forgiveness ends Friday, September 30.

Aulds Library 742-2337
Sept. 6 through April 28 for all ages—Fall Reading Programs.  For more information contact the Aulds Library
Mon., Oct. 3 from 3 to 5p.m. for ages 13 to 19—Club 318

Benton Library 965-2751
Sat., Oct. 1 at 11a.m. for ages 13 to 17—Teen Book Club (Registration required)
Fri., Oct. 7 from 10 to 11a.m. for ages 3 to 5—Preschool Storytime (Registration required)

Bossier Central Library 746-1693
Wed., Sept. 28 from 2 to 4:30p.m., in the History Center Meeting Room ages 18 and up—Legal Services of North Louisiana Divorce Self Representation Clinic
Wed., Oct. 5 at 10a.m. for ages 18 and up—Paper Beading Class (Registration required)

East 80 Library 949-2665
Wednesdays at 10:30a.m., ages 0 to 5—Lapsit Story Time
Sat., Oct. 8 from 12:30 to 1:30p.m., for ages 13 to 18—Teen Book Club, book title “I Kill the Mockingbird” by Paul Acampora (Registration required)

Haughton Library 949-0196
Tues., Oct. 4 at 10a.m. for ages 0 to 5—Preschool Storytime
Sat., Oct. 8 from 1 to 3p.m. for ages 8 and up—Letter Painting Craft (Registration required)

Plain Dealing Library 326-4233
Fri., Sept. 30 from 4 to 5p.m., ages 13 to 18—Teen Art Club (Registration required)
Fridays from 10 to 10:45a.m., ages 0 to 5—Story Hour (Registration required)

Tooke Memorial
Wednesdays at 11a.m., ages 0 to 5—Music and Movement Story Time
Tues., Oct. 11 from 11:30a.m., to 12:30p.m., for ages 18 and up—Adult Coloring Activity (Registration required)

New Books
Fiction
“A Country Road, A Tree” by Jo Baker
“The Domino Effect” by Davis Bunn
“The Span of Empire” by Eric Flint
“Here I Am” by Jonathan Safran Foer
“Closed Casket” by Sophie Hannah
“Dear Mr. M.” by Herman Koch
“Blood Wedding” by Pierre Lamaitre
“15th Affair” by James Patterson
“The Risen” by Ron Rash
“The Invisible Life of Ivan Isaenko” by Scott Stambach
Nonfiction
“Investing Online for Dummies” by Matt Krantz
“What’s Really Happening to Our Planet?” by Tony Juniper
“Fueling Freedom” by Stephen Moore
“Life of the Party” by Bob Kealing
“Evicted” by Matthew Desmond
“My Father and Aticus Finch” by Joseph Madison Beck
“A Passion for Leadership” by Robert M. Gates
“How Everything Became War and the Military Became Everything” by Rosa Brooks
“The Assassination Complex” by Jeremy Scahill
“Worth Dying For” by Rorke Denver

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