Book lovers know the joy of getting lost in a good book.  Finding another one just as exciting or more interesting can seem to take forever.  That is why I recommend doing some serious searching using NoveList found on the BPL website at www.bossierlibrary.org, under the Research & Homework menu.

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

The site is divided into four sections: Ages 0 to 8; 9 to 12; Teen; and Adult.  Each group has a list of categories that can be searched.  For example Award Winners, Reader’s Advisory, Read-alikes, and Books to Movies.

Patrons can browse for children’s books on subjects like activities, holidays, and make believe.  Preteens enjoy adventure, sports, and Sci-Fi and fantasy.  There are plenty of titles on these topics.  Teens are into graphic novels, books about mysteries or thrillers as well as romance.  These are small samples of what you will find.

The Adult section has a wide range of materials to choose from: Historical Fiction; Westerns; Grab and Go Books; and Book Discussion Guides for book clubs to name a few.

There is so much on NoveList to look at.  Although it is not difficult to search, you will want to go to the “How do I?” tab for help navigating the website to make sure you do not miss a thing.  After you learn about all of the advantages of NoveList I am sure you will enjoy using it often.

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.

Bossier Central Library 746-1693
Thur., August 18 at 6p.m. the Bossier Central Library Book Club will discuss “Where’d You Go Bernadette” by Maria Semple.

East 80 Library 949-2665
Sat., August 13 at 12:30p.m., for ages 13 to 18—Teen Book Club

Haughton Library 949-0196
Thur., August 18 at 9:30a.m.—the Adult Good Books Club will discuss “Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot

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

New Books
Fiction
“A Fork of Paths” by Bella Forrest
“A Flight of Souls” by Bella Forrest
“I’ll See You in Paris” by Michelle Gable
“Mortal Dilemma” by H. Terrell Griffin
“The Loyal Heart” by Shelley Shepard Gray
“Whitefern” by V.C. Andrews
“Stolen Horses” by Bill Brooks
“The Courtship Basket” by Amy Clipston
“The Hopefuls” by Jennifer Close
“Chronicle of a Last Summer” by Yasmine El Rashidi

Nonfiction
“The Happiness Equation” by Neil Pasricha
“Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance” by Angela Duckworth
“Tied Up in Knots” by Andrea Tantaros
“Labor of Love” by Moira Weigel
“Wired for Dating” by Stan Tatkin
“All the Single Ladies” by Rebecca Traister
“Almighty” by Dan Zak
“And the Weak Suffer What They Must” by Yanis Varoufakis
“Debt-Free Living” by Anna Newell Jones
“Rich is Not a Four-Letter Word” by Gerri Willis

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