September is Library Card Sign-Up Month. BPL (Bossier Parish Libraries) invites everyone to stop by one of eight locations in Bossier Parish to get a free library card. Anyone who lives, works, attends school, or owns property in the parish is eligible.
Patrons applying for a card will need to bring a form of identification with their current mailing address. A driver’s license; utility bill; pay stub; or rental contract. If there is a change in address or phone number, patrons may go to any of the library branches to revise the information. There is no age limit in order to get a card, however children under the age of 17 will need to have a parent’s signature.
Loan Periods are as follows:
• Books and books on tape 14 days;
• Periodicals 7 days
• Videos 7 days
• eBooks 14 days
• Laptops 3 days
Library materials may be renewed twice except for DVDs, magazines, and laptops. BPL makes it easy to renew items online or over the phone by calling any of the branches.
Some responsibility comes with having a card. The price to replace a lost card is one dollar. Also, cardholders are accountable for all materials charged on their record. Best case is that no one will accrue late fees or have to compensate for the cost of a damaged or lost item, but it does happen. The fees collected in such cases are used to cover processing and replacement costs.
A library card provides access to more than just books, DVDs, and videos. There are databases and free online courses as well as resources for research and homework. Movies, music, and a children’s online library are also available.
Visit the BPL website at www.bossierlibrary.org to learn more about what the library has to offer. Make it a habit to visit often.
Our Library! Gateway to the Past, Bridge to the Future.
“We Never Asked for Wings: A Novel” by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
“Scheduled to Die” by Alan Cupp
“The Choosing” by Rachelle Dekker
“Switchback: A Darcy Lott Mystery” by Susan Dunlap
“The Green Road” by Anne Enright
“High Rider” by Bill Gallaher
“Benefit of the Doubt” by Neal Griffin
“Woman with a Secret” by Sophie Hannah
“At Hawthorn Time” by Melissa Harrison
“Nobody Walks” by Mick Herron
“We Know How This Ends: Living While Dying” by Bruce Kramer
“Daycare Diaries” by Rebecca McLaughlin
“Don’t Trust, Don’t Fear, Don’t Beg” by Ben Stewart
“The Man in the Monster” by Martha Elliott
“Future Crimes” by Marc Goodman
“Porches & Outdoor Spaces” by Country Living
“Your Chinese Horoscope 2016” by Neil Somerville
“Headstrong: 52 Women Who Changed Science and the World” by Rachel Swaby
“Voices in the Ocean” by Susan Casey
“2 Weeks to a Younger Brain” by Gary Small
Vickie Hardin is Associate Director of Public Relations for Bossier Parish Library. She can be reached at email@example.com