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@The Library: Library lanuches new website design

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VickieHardinThe Bossier Parish Libraries website, www.bossierlibrary.org has a new look, and a bold new logo selected by you, our patrons. We hope you like the changes.

The banner across the top of the page will quickly direct you to other areas of the website. Front and center is a rotating billboard with announcements. Be sure to click on the one “Library Love Letters” and tell us what you love about your library. Below the billboard, “Recent Blog Postings” and “Upcoming Events” are in larger print to draw your attention.

On the right side of the page Under “Digital Media/eContent:” you will see the familiar OverDrive, Dear Reader, Freegal, and Tumblebooks. At the bottom right follow our Tweets with just a click.

On the left side of the page The “How Do I…?” menu provides answers to frequently asked questions like how to: access your account; download eBooks; get a library card; or reserve a meeting room.

“Research and Homework” not only offers help to students but also has links to auto repair resources, resume writing guides, and legal forms.

“Genealogy Tools” has a wealth of information and connections to Bossier Parish history. Use Ancestry.com and Heritage Quest from your home computer.

“News & Events” provides links to newsletters, Library Board meetings, scheduled programs, and the meeting room calendar.

When using the online catalog inside the library you will need to click on Access my BPL account under the “How Do I…?” menu. Click on the icon for in library use and go to search at the top of the page.

If you need a little help navigating the new website please let us know and we will be more than happy to give you a helping hand.
Go to “Tell Us What You Think:” to give your opinion about the changes to the website.

Our Library! Gateway to the Past, Bridge to the Future.

Make a note:
Correction: Grand Prize for the twin parish scavenger hunt July 14—26, will be an iPad not a Kindle. Only one entry per contestant.

Movie Fridays at Bossier Central Children’s Services at 11a.m. for ages 0—12 years and parents. This program will end on August 1, 2014. For more information call (318) 746-1693.

New Books
Fiction

  • “Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932” by Francine Prose
  • “Eat What You Kill” by Ted Scofield
  • “Casebook” by Mona Simpson
  • “One Night in Winter” by Simon Sebag Montefiore
  • “Safe Keeping” by Barbara Taylor Sissel
  • “The Rise and Fall of Great Powers” by Tom Rachman
  • “The Outcast Dead” by Elly Griffiths
  • “Goodnight June” by Sarah Jio
  • “Saving Amelie” by Cathy Gohlke
  • “An Untamed State” by Roxane Gay

Nonfiction

  • “The Searchers: The Making of an American Legend” by Glenn Frankel
  • “The Harm in Asking: My Clumsy Encounters with the Human Race” by Sara Barron
  • “Showtime: Magic, Kareem, Riley, and the Los Angeles Lakers Dynasty of the 1980s” by Jeff Pearlman
  • “Cycle of Lies: The Fall of Lance Armstrong” by Juliet Macur
  • “Liar’s Poker: Rising through the Wreckage on Wall Street” by Michael Lewis
  • “The Literary Churchill: Author, Reader, Actor” by Johathan Rose
  • “Heimlich’s Maneuvers: My Seventy Years of Lifesaving Innovation” by Henry J. Heimlich
  • “The Disease Delusion: Conquering the Causes of Chronic Illness for a Healthier, Longer, and Happier Life” by Dr. Jeffrey S. Bland
  • “Prepare to Defend Yourself: How to Navigate the Healthcare System and Escape with Your Life” by Matthew Minson, M.D.
  • “Animal Madness: How Anxious Dogs, Compulsive Parrots, and Elephants in Recovery Help Us Understand Ourselves” by Laurel Braitman

Vickie Hardin is Outreach Specialist for the Bossier Parish Library. She can be reached at vhardin@state.lib.la.us

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