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Library: Keep “Hoopla for Kids” in mind for summer vacation

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I know parents do not need to be reminded that the school year is about to end and summer is on the way.  Summer vacations are probably being planned as I write this column.  I just want to remind everyone to put Hoopla for Kids on the list of things to take along on your trip.

Hoopla is found on the BPL website at www.bossierlibrary.org.  Using your iPhone, iPad, or other digital devices download the free app at the App Store.  Then go to “Settings on your device and put Hoopla into Kids Mode.”  It will not set all of your devices to this mode, only the one you are using at the time.

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

Kids Mode will help you find family friendly content that is age appropriate.  Now you are ready to choose from movies, television, music, audiobooks, eBooks, and comics.

Better yet, take the time to tour the kids digital Look Book at https://issuu.com/hoopladigital/docs/hoopla_for_kids to get the entire story on how amazing this app is.

As always, you will need a BPL card to access all these fun things online.  Bossier Parish residents can stop by any BPL location to get a free library card.

Have a great time this summer with Hoopla for Kids.

Libraries Transform!

Make a note:
BPL Community Engagement Librarian Mandi Johnson will be at the Bossier City Farmer’s Market every Saturday during May and June.  Stop by her booth to find out what is new online.

Bossier Parish Registrar of Voters will be at the Bossier Central Library on Thursday, May 12 from 1—3p.m. to register eligible citizens to vote.   For more information go to bossierrov@sos.louisiana.gov

Benton  965-2751
Mon., from 10 to 11a.m. for ages 0 to 2—Baby Laptime

Bossier Central 746-1693
Thursday, May 12 from 5:30to 7:30p.m. for ages 18 and older—Adult Game Night with games, music, and refreshments.  Sign up in the Reference Department
Thursday, May 19 at 12p.m. & 6p.m.—Bossier Central Book Club will discuss “Dead Wake” by Erik Larson with guest speaker Duke Griffey.

East 80  949-2665
Wed. at 10:30a.m., for ages 0 to 5—Lapsit Story Time
Thur. at 4p.m., for all ages—After School Story Time

Haughton  949-0196
Tues. at 10a.m. for ages 0 to 5 Story Time

Plain Dealing  326-4233
Tuesday, May 3 from 3to 5p.m. for grades 6to12—Anime Art Club; registration required
Thursday, May 19 from 10 to 12p.m. all ages are invited to Homeschool Movie Day; registration required

Tooke Memorial  987-3915
Wednesdays at 11a.m.—Story Time/ Craft for ages 0 to 5
Saturday, May 14 at 2p.m. for ages 5 to 16—Secret Service Program, “What is Your Mission?”

New Books
Fiction
“The 14th Colony” by Steve Berry
“Poisonous” by Allison Brennan
“Late Harvest” by Fiona Buckley
“The Excellent Lombards” by Jane Hamilton
“When Falcons Fall” by C. S. Harris
“Arena” by Holly Jennings
“Atonement” by Beverly Lewis
“Version Control” by Dexter Palmer
“Miller’s Valley” by Anna Quindlen
“Like Never Before” by Melissa Tagg

Nonfiction
“National Geographic the National Parks” by Kim Heacox
“The Unofficial Guide Las Vegas” by Bob Sehlinger
“Political Animals” by Rick Shenkman
“Crisis Point” by Trent Lott
“The Hacked World Order” by Adam Segal
“Midnight in Broad Daylight” by Pamela Rotner Sakamoto
“But You Did Not Come Back” by Marceline Loaridan-Ivens
“PCs for Dummies” by Dan Gookin
“Blood and Earth” by Kevin Bales
“Becoming Grandma” by Lesley Stahl

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