Summer Reading Program starts June 1

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With the school year coming to a close parents will be looking for activities to occupy their kid’s time during the summer months.  While it is very important for them to have a good time, it is more important for them to retain what they learned in school and exercise their reading skills every day.  That is where the Bossier Libraries Summer Reading Program (SRP) comes in by providing entertainment, and helping kids to maintain and improve their reading skills.    

VickieHardinChildren’s Librarian Jessica McCart and her team along with the branch managers go to great lengths to provide exciting programs and activities.   As a result, over the past few years there has been a big increase in the number of sign-ups for this event.  To ensure your children get a spot, sign them up early because space is limited.    

This year’s SRP will begin Monday, June 1 ending on Friday, July 24.  Schedules for the Children’s and Teen SRP are as follows:

East-80 Library: Mondays, June 1—July 13 at 10a.m. for ages 6—12

Benton: Tuesdays, June 2–July 28 at 10a.m. for ages 6—12 

                Thursdays, June 11and 25; July 9 and 23 at 3:30p.m. for ages13—17

Plain Dealing: Tuesdays, June 2—July 14 at 2p.m. for ages 6—12

Haughton: Wednesdays, June 3—July 15 at 10a.m. for ages 6—12

Anna P. Tooke: Wednesdays, June 3—July 15 at 2p.m. for ages 6—12

Bossier Central: Thursday, June 4—July 23 at 10a.m. for ages 0—2 with parents

                               Thursday at 11a.m. for ages 3—5 with parents 

Aulds: Fridays, June 5—July 24 at 10a.m. for ages 0—12 with parents

             Fridays at 2p.m. for ages 6—12

Teens ages 13—18, will get to explore the world of heroes with a variety of “activities ranging from stimulating to absolutely ridiculous, but all in fun” says Young Adult Services Assistant Brittainy Pope.  Each branch will offer something different in the way of special events from June 8 through July 31.  Registration is required.  Contact Brittainy at Bossier Central at 746-1693 for more details.

Stop by any branch to get a copy of the SRP schedules or go to the library website at www.bossierlibrary.org.

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New Books

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“The Decision” by Wanda E. Brunstetter

“Discount” by Casey Gray

“Spy of Richmond” by Jocelyn Green

“Small Mercies” by Eddie Joyce

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“The Everything Easy French Cookbook” by Cecile Dalarue

“The Everything Easy Brazilian Cookbook” by Marian Blazes

“Maude” by Donna Mabry

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“Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis” by Robert D. Putnam

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