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Library: BPL Board of Control has new Strategic Plan for 2016-2020

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Businesses and organizations use strategic planning as a tool to prioritize, set goals, and engage their employees to work toward the same goals.  These plans need to be adjusted over time.

BPL recently did that.

On June 23, Library Director Heather McEntee submitted a new Strategic Plan for 2016—2020 to the Library Board of Control, which they enthusiastically approved.

There are three sections of the Strategic Plan:  Informed Communities; Educated Communities; and Entertained Communities.  In the first part, BPL offers opportunities for personal enrichment, entrepreneur and small business support, workforce readiness, and civic engagement.  Each library branch has a strategy to contribute to this section of the project.

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

For example, Aulds Library plans to form relationships with small and new businesses in the community.  East-80 will focus on working with patrons on job readiness.  Haughton wants to engage their patrons in opportunities to learn and grow or learn a new skill.  And Tooke Memorial will promote workshops to help ensure job readiness for their patrons.

The outcome BPL is striving for is to be a place where everyone benefits.  Where lives are changed and individuals in Bossier Parish reach their full potential.

Libraries Transform!

Make a note:
All BPL locations will be closed for the Fourth of July holiday.

Aulds Library 742-2337
Our teen programs are Wednesdays at 3:30p.m.; School Age is on Fridays at 2p.m.
Mon., July 11 at 3p.m.—Adult Summer Reading Program

Benton Library 965-2751
Mon., July 11at 10a.m. for all ages—Hempstead Stage Company performing Aladdin
Mon., July 18 at 3p.m.for all ages—Movie Monday and sports themed movie

Bossier Central Library 746-1693
Sat., July 9 at 2:30p.m. for ages 18 and up—Jammin with Ms. April.  Register now to learn how to line dance.
Tues., July 12 at 4p.m. for ages 9 to 12—Tween Tuesday.  Pre-registration required.
Fri., July 15 at 10a.m. for ages 9 to 12—Cardboard Car & Movie Drive-In Day, pre-registration required.
Sat., July 16 at 1p.m. for ages 9 to 12—Cardboard Car & Movie Drive-In Day, pre-registration required.

East 80 Library 949-2665
Mondays at 10a.m. for ages 5 to 12—Summer Reading Program (last program July 18)
Mon., July 11—STEAM activities for ages 5 to 16
Haughton Library 949-0196
Wednesdays at 10a.m. for ages 6 to 12—Summer Reading Programs
Tues., July 12 at 2p.m. for all ages—Fly Fishing Demo.  Learn how to make your own lures.

Plain Dealing Library 326-4233
Fridays from 4 to 5p.m. for ages 0 to 5—Story Hour

Tooke Memorial Library 987-3915
Mon., July 11at 10a.m. for all ages—Hempstead Stage Company performing Aladdin
Tues., July 12 for ages 13 to 18 —Game Day

New Books
Fiction
“The Summer Guest” by Alison Anderson
“Wild Ride” by Vivian Arend
“Aunt Dimity & the Buried Treasure” by Nancy Atherton
“The Noise of Time” by Julian Barnes
“Under the Harrow” by Flynn Berry
“Duty and Honor” by Tom Clancy
“The Girls” by Emma Cline
“The Heart Answers” by Colleen Coble
“Liberty’s Last Stand” by Stephen Coonts
“The Emperor’s Revenge” by Clive Cussler

Nonfiction
“A Mind of Your Own” by Kelly Brogan
“Cure: A Journey into the Science of Mind Over Body” by Jo Marchant
“Push Back: Guilt in the Age of Natural Parenting” by Amy Tuteur
“The Pediatrician’s Guide to Feeding Babies & Toddlers” by Anthony Porto
“The Quick Six Fix” by Stuart O’Keefe
“America’s Best Breakfasts” by Lee Brian Schrager
“Never too Busy to Cure Clutter” by Erin Rooney Doland
“Not Buying It” by Brett Graff
“Self-Made” by Nely Galan
“Born for This” by Chris Guillebean

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