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BPL is Ark-La-Tex’s first Weather-Ready Ambassador

Bossier Parish Library (BPL) is pleased to announce our partnership with the National Weather Service in Shreveport as the first Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador in the ArkLaTex.  The following article is posted on their website:   

Bossier Parish Library Becomes the First Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador in the ArkLaTex

The Bossier Parish Library was recently recognized as becoming the first Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador in the Arklatex. The goal of the National Weather Service’s Weather-Ready Nation initiative is increasing the nation’s weather-readiness so that the country will be better prepared to protect, mitigate, and respond to and recover from weather-related disasters. The ultimate goal is to save lives and property; one of the core missions of the National Weather Service. The NWS works towards this goal by working together with other government agencies, emergency managers, researchers, the media, the insurance industry, non-profits, the private sector, and many others.

VickieHardin copyThe Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador initiative is an effort to formally recognize NOAA partners who are improving the nation’s readiness against extreme weather, water, and climate events. As a Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador, the Bossier Parish Library will work with the National Weather Service to strengthen the area’s resilience against extreme weather by taking a leadership role in educating the public on weather hazards and promoting weather awareness activities in the community. (http://www.srh.noaa.gov/news/display_cmsstory.php?wfo=shv&storyid=98880&source=0).”

Visit the links below to learn more about the Weather-Ready Nation initiative:  


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n Correction in reference to July 16, BPL column: Ancestry.com cannot be accessed from home through the library website.  It can only be accessed using the History Center computers.  However, Heritage Quest is available from your home computer.  

n On Tuesday, August 5, from 11 a.m. to noon, “Entrepreneurial Training” presented by Trailblazer RC&D will be held at the Haughton Branch Library located at 116 W. Mckinley Avenue, Haughton.  This workshop is provided free of charge to the general public. Do you have what it takes to own and operate a business? Call (318) 949-0196 for more information.   

New Books


“Save Yourself” by Kelly Braffet

“Bomb Shell” by Catherine Coulter

“Bad Blood” by Arne Dahl

“American Craftsman” by Tom Doyle

“The Shepherd’s Song: A Story of Second Chances” by Betsy Duffey

“To Rise Again at a Decent Hour” by Joshua Ferris

“An Untamed State” by Roxane Gay

“And the Dark Sacred Night” by Julia Glass

“Remember Me Like This” by Bret Anthony Johnston

“Enon” by Paul Harding



“Change: If I Can, You Can” by Travis Angry

“Convictions: How I Learned What Matters Most” by Marcus J. Borg

“The Quiet Revolution” by Jay F. Hein

“The Triple Package” by Amy Chua

“Margarita Wednesdays” by Deborah Rodriguez

“Jo Frost’s Toddler Rules” by J. Frost

“The People’s Platform: And Other Digital Delusions” by Astra Taylor

“History Lessons: A Memoir of Madness, Memory, and the Brain” by Clifton Crais

“Essential First Steps for Parents of Children with Autism: Helping the Littlest Learners” by Lara Delmolino

“Indoor Kitchen Gardening” by Elizabeth Millard


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

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