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Changes to Internet access

The Bossier Parish Library Board has approved a new policy allowing patrons with fines over $3 to be able to use Internet computers at the libraries. Previously anyone with a fine of $3 or more, were not permitted to use any of the computers or check out books until the fine was paid down.

The Temporary Internet Usage Pass is described as: “An added-value service to assist patrons who need to access the Internet but are unable to do so because of fines blocking their account.”

The service works like this. A current library patron with a delinquent fine may pay $1.00 to get a Temporary Internet Usage Pass in order to use a computer. The temporary pass may be used for a two-hour Internet session.

Only one temporary pass per day may be issued to a patron. The $1.00 fee will be applied to the patron’s library account in an effort to decrease fines owed to the library.


VickieHardinThis is the time of year when we try to help others in need within our community with meals for the holidays. Bossier Parish Libraries is partnering with the Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana to collect non-perishable food items for local families. Monday, November 4 through Sunday, November 17, has been designated as Fine Free Weeks. In exchange for the food items the library will waive late fees. (This does not apply to overdue laptops or lost or damaged items.)


A new series of free classes about nutrition will be held each month at the Bossier Central Library, 2206 Beckett Street, Bossier City. The LSU AgCenter is sponsoring the programs, which will be taught by Tammy Stanley and Linda Perry, Nutrition Educator II. The first class will be Tuesday, October 22 at 10a.m. There will be free lessons, recipes, and tasty food samples.

Book it to the Bossier Libraries to learn how to be healthy and live healthy through nutrition.

Make a note:

Bossier Central Library (318)746-1693

Thursday, October 17 from 6-7 p.m. join the Bossier Central Book Club to discuss “A Confederacy of Dunces” by John Kennedy Toole.

Wednesday, October 23, from 2-3p.m. learn about “Solving the Mystery of Credit Reports” presented by Candace Slack of Carter Federal Credit Union. Please sign up at the Reference Desk or call Candace at (318)382-4457 for more information.

Wednesday, October 23 from 3:45-4:45p.m., stop by to assemble your own skeleton and learn about the 206 bones in the body. For ages 9 to adult. Please sign up at the Reference Desk or call ahead.

The Bossier Libraries Fall Festivals are coming up on these dates. Be prepared to have a good time playing games, making crafts, and of course there will be candy giveaways.


Tuesday, October 29:

Bossier Central, 10a.m.—6p.m.

Aulds, 11a.m.—2p.m.

Benton, 10a.m.—5p.m.


Wednesday, October 30:

East-80, 10a.m.—5p.m.

Haughton, 3:30p.m.—5p.m.


New Books


“The Affairs of Others” by Amy Grace Loyd

“The Lowland” by Jhumpa Lahiri

“Blindsided” by Fern Michaels

“Silenced” by Kristina Ohlsson

“It Happened in the Dark” by Carol O’Connell

“The Bone Season” by Samantha Shannon

“Much Ado About Magic” by Shanna Swendson

“Tom Clancy’s Endwar: The Missing” by Peter Telep


“Coolidge” by Amity Shlaes

“The Art of Men” by Kirstie Alley

“Mom & Me” by Maya Angelou

“Tales of a Rascal” by Robert Blake

“Kate” by Katie Nichol

“The One” by R. J. Smith

“The Richard Burton Diaries” by Chris Williams

“On A Farther Shore: The Life and Legacy of Rachel Carson” by William Souder

“Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child” by Bob Spitz

“The Last Lion” by William Manchester

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

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