Home Life Library Library: BPL has many options to help prepare for tests

Library: BPL has many options to help prepare for tests

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Back to school is the last thing on our minds as we squeeze out the remaining bits of summer vacation fun.  Never-the-less, Bossier Parish students are set to go back to class on Monday, August 8th.

Looking ahead, students in grades 3—8 are facing the computer based LEAP Test in April of next year right after Spring Break.  Preparing for the test can sometimes be a challenge, but with the help of Tutor.com practicing is much easier and more convenient.  Just go to the BPL website www.bossierlibrary.org and use your library card to get started.

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

Real-time tutoring for K—College is provided by expert instructors with live one-on-one help.  You can choose from flexible class schedules plus, worksheets and lessons can be printed out.  Video tutorials are also available.

For those interested in taking standardized college prep tests everything you need is at your fingertips at the Adult Education Career Center.  You can review individual areas of Math, Science, English, or Social Studies.  Practice college entrance exams like the SAT, SAT Subject Test Prep, PSAT, ACT, and Advanced Placement Test Prep can be taken as many times as necessary.

Test Prep Resources offers standardized tests in all 50 states such as the GRE, Civil Service Exam, HiSET, and many more.

All of this and more can be found on the BPL website where you have access from your home computer or mobile devices including iOS and Android.  Best of all it is free with your BPL card.

Libraries Transform!

Make a note:
Aulds Library 742-2337
As of Monday, September 12 Aulds’ hours will be extended to 8p.m. on Thursdays.                 Teen programs are on Wednesdays at 3:30p.m.; School Age is on Fridays at 2p.m.

Benton Library 965-2751
Mon., July 25 at 1p.m.for ages 0 to 5—Wiggle and Wobble

Bossier Central Library 746-1693
Thur., July 28 at 10a.m.—Adult Summer Reading Program Coloring Session
Through July 29, Teen Summer Reading Program

East 80 Library 949-2665
Thursdays at 2p.m. Teen Summer Reading Program for ages 13 to 18.  Last program is on the 28th.
Haughton Library 949-0196
Wed., July 27 at 10a.m.—University Health Water Safety program
Mon., August 1 at 2p.m. for all ages—Bingo

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

Tooke Memorial Library 987-3915
Wed., July 27 at 2p.m. Summer Reading Program Pizza Party

New Books
Fiction
“I’m Thinking of Ending Things” by Iain Reid
“Marked for Life” by Emelie Schepp
“Modern Lovers” by Emma Straub
“Vinegar Girl” by Anne Tyler 
“As Good as Gone” by Larry Watson
“Flight Patterns” by Karen White
“Black Hammock” by Michael Wiley
“Shelter” by Jung Yun
“A Blade of Black Steel” by Alex Marshall
“Quiet Neighbors” by Catriona McPherson

Nonfiction
“Hug Your Haters: How to Embrace Complaints and Keep Your Customers” by Jay Baer
“Experiencing the Rolling Stones” by David Malvinni
“Think Big” by Jennifer Arnold
“Sports, Fitness, and Motor Activities for Children with Disabilities” by Rocco A. Aiello
“Jackie Robinson in Quotes” by Danny Peary
“Old Age: A Guide for Beginners” by Michael Kinsley
“Grace & Style” by Grace Helbig
“Mother, Can You Not?” by Kate Siegel
“50 Great American Places” by Brent D. Glass
“The War Before Independence” by Derek W. Beck

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