BPL has added two new technical devices to the collection, Hotspots and Playaway Launchpads.  Both can be checked out for up to seven days either individually or together.  A laptop can be checked out with these as well.

Teresa Rice, Associate Director of Technical Services explained “The hotspots are provided by Verizon Wireless and have unlimited data.  They allow patrons without home internet to easily get online using any WiFi enabled device such as a cell phone, tablet, or laptop.”

Launchpads are “pre-loaded learning tablets” with learning apps for kids, teens, and adults.  There are six categories for kids: English Language Arts; Math; Science; Language Learning; Creativity; and Critical Thinking.  You will recognize Dr. Seuss, Bearenstein Bears, Sponge Bob Squarepants, and other well-known characters in the children’s apps.  Teens and adults will be able to play casual games and brain games.

The pads are in durable cases and the games and activities are secure and locked to protect access from unwanted outside content.

To view the updated lending policy for electronic devices go to the library website at www.bossierlibrary.org.  Click on the menu tab About Us then scroll down to Borrowing Library Material Policy.

BPL is passionate about providing the very best resources for children and parents for educational and entertainment purposes.  We hope you will enjoy using these new devices.

Libraries Transform!

Make a note:
BPL will be closed on Monday, October 10 for Columbus Day.
The Creative Art Connection Fall Show is on display now through October 25th at Bossier Central Library.

Aulds Library 742-2337
Sept. 6 through April 28 for all ages—Fall Reading Programs.  For more information contact the Aulds Library
Thur., Oct. 6 at 10:30a.m., for moms and children ages 0 to 5—Mommy & Me Yoga

Benton Library 965-2751
Fri., Oct. 7 from 10 to 11a.m. for ages 3 to 5—Preschool Storytime (Registration required)
Thur., Oct. 13 from 4 to 5p.m. for ages 6 to 12—Club 745

Bossier Central Library 746-1693
Wed., Oct. 5 at 10a.m. for ages 18 and up—Paper Beading Class (Registration required)
Tue., Oct. 11 at 4p.m. for ages 13 to 18—Teen Round Up

East 80 Library 949-2665
Thursdays at 3p.m., for all ages—After school 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
Sat., Oct. 8 from 1 to 3p.m. for ages 8 and up—Letter Painting Craft (Registration required)
Tues., Oct. 11 at 10a.m. for ages 0 to 5—Preschool Storytime

Plain Dealing Library 326-4233
Fridays from 10 to 10:45a.m., ages 0 to 5—Story Hour (Registration required)
Fri., Oct. 14 from 4 to 5p.m. for ages 13 to 18—Teen Art Club (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
“Navigator’s Dune” by Brian Hebert
“Duskfall” by Christopher Husberg
“The Shattered Tree” by Charles Todd
“The Homeplace” by Kevin Wolf
“The Sound of Seas” by Gillian Anderson
“Fates and Traitors” by Jennifer Chiaverini
“Winter’s Child” by Margaret Coel
“After Disasters” by Viet Dinh
“Black Water” by Louise Doughty
“A Gathering in Hope” by Philip Gulley
Nonfiction
“Gender Medicine” by Marek Glezerman
“Unbroken Brain” by Maia Szalavitz
“The Underdogs” by Melissa Fay Greene
“I Will Find You” by Joanna Connors
“Forensic Science” by Jay Siegel
“See Something, Say Nothing” by Philip Haney
“The Jolly Roger Social Club” by Nick Foster
“Hacked” by Charlie Mitchell
“Playing Dead” by Elizabeth Greenwood
“eBay for Dummies” by Marsha Collier

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