Home Life ‘Fizz, Boom, READ’ this summer

‘Fizz, Boom, READ’ this summer


It’s summer reading time at the Bossier Parish Libraries and what a great time it will be…think Science.  Fizz, Boom, READ is the theme for this year’s Summer Reading Program for children.  Spark a Reaction is the Teen topic, and Literary Elements for Adults.    

Kids ages 0—12 years will have a variety of activities to choose beginning Monday, June 2 ending Friday, August 1.  Some very special guests have been invited this year.  Matt Sandbank from Shadow Factory will perform amazing shadow puppet shows on Wednesday, June 11, at the Haughton branch at 10a.m. and Koran at 2 p.m.  Storyteller Sylvia Davis will be at Benton at 10 a.m. and Plain Dealing at 2p.m. on Tuesday, June 17th.  

We always look forward to seeing Harvey Rabbit and Friends at the libraries.  They will visit all of the branches during the week of June 23 entertaining everyone with music, magic, comedy, puppetry, and other surprises.

VickieHardinA special presentation of “Alice in Wonderland” performed by the Hampstead Stage Company will be at the Aulds branch on Friday, July 18 at 2p.m. followed by “The Legend of King Arthur” at Bossier Central on Saturday, July 19 at 11a.m.         

Teen Summer Reading Programs for ages 13—18 years will be on Tuesdays beginning June 10 at Bossier Central; Wednesdays beginning June 11 at Aulds; and Thursdays starting June 12 at E-80 branch.  There will not be any programs during the week of July 4th.  

For every three hours spent reading teens can earn prizes, up to a total of five prizes.  For every fifteen hours spent reading they can enter a drawing to win the grand prize, a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 (7” tablet).

The  Adult Summer Reading Program will cover topics such as CSI Forensics, Heart Health, Weather, Agricultural information, and more.  The programs for adults will be held at Bossier Central on Thursdays at 10a.m. beginning June 5th.    

Go to the library website at www.bossierlibrary.org for a list of other activities taking place at your neighborhood library branch and Geek Summer Reading Programs.    

Make a note: 

n Thursday, May 15 from 6—7p.m., the Bossier Central Book Club will meet to discuss “The Snow Child” by Eowyn Ivey.  Refreshments will be served.  Call Anne for more information at Bossier Central Library (318) 746-1693.   

n Friday, May 23 there will be a lock-in from 7 p.m. – 7 a.m. for teens ages 13—18 years at the Bossier Central Library.  Teens must sign up in advance and return a permission slip signed by their parent or guardian in order to participate.  Call Tonya at Bossier Central for details. 

New Books


“Unmentionables” by Laurie Loewenstein

“Bellman & Black” by Diane Setterfield

“All Things New” by Lynn N.Austin

“After I’m Gone” [large print] by Laura Lippman

“Afterburn: Aftershock” by Sylvia Day

“Andrew’s Brain” by E. L. Doctorow

“Apache Vendetta” by Jon Sharpe

“Ask Not” [large print] by Max Allan Collins

“Astonish Me” by Maggie Shipstead

“Aunt Dimity and the Wishing Well” by Nancy Atherton


“Real Money Matters for Every Woman”  by Patrice Washington

“The Leading Indicators” by Zachary Karabell

“The Politics Book” by 

“Corporate Fraud” by Maryann Hussain

“Poison Candy” by Elizabeth Parker

“The Prepper’s Workbook” by Scott B. Williams

“DIY: RC Airlplanes from Scratch” by Breck Baldwin
“Pukka’s Promise” by Ted Kerasote

“The Complete Book of Home Remedies for Your Cat” by Deborah Mitchell

“Romance is My Day Job” by Patience Bloom

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

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Sean Green is managing editor of the Bossier Press-Tribune.