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When I mention an event taking place at the Aulds or Koran branches, I sometimes take for granted that you know where those libraries are located. There are eight locations distributed throughout the parish including the History Center. If you are new to this area you may still need help finding your way around, so I have listed each location, address, phone number, and branch manager’s name for your convenience.

  • Aulds, 3950 Wayne Ave., Bossier City, (318) 742-2337, Diane Bundy
  • Benton, 115 Courthouse Dr., Benton, (318) 965-2751, Kristen Kennedy
  • Bossier Central, 2206 Beckett St., Bossier City, (318) 746-1693, Anne Madison
  • East-80, 1050 Bellevue Rd., Haughton, (318) 949-2665, Beverly Miles
  • Haughton, 116 West McKinley, (318) 949-0196, Audra Bartholomew
  • History Center, 2206 Beckett St., Bossier City, (318) 746-7717, director Ann Middleton
  • Koran, 5413 Hwy 527, Haughton, (318) 987-3915, Mary Sanders
  • Plain Dealing, 208 E. Mary Lee St., Plain Dealing, (318)326-4233, Delila Hamiter

VickieHardinGo to www.bossierlibrary,org and click on the tab “Contact.” It will take you to a list of departments and libraries. Each branch has a page telling you about hours of operation, a map to help you get there, and a schedule of reading programs or other events.

Every branch has its own personality with programs and services unique to their patrons and area, but one thing is the same no matter which library you visit, everyone is friendly.

Book it to the Bossier Libraries where we are always happy to see you.

Make a note:

  • Stop by the Bossier Central Children’s Services to play the life size Candy Land game. The board will be up the entire month of December.
  • Toys for Tots donations can be made at any library branch. We thank you in advance and ask that you please do not wrap the toys.
  • Bossier Central: Friday, Dec. 6, from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., Teen Lock-in for ages 13-18. Call Tonya Oswalt; Thursday, Dec. 12, from 4-5 p.m. in the History Center meeting room, teens are invited to make Christmas trees out of old books; Saturday, Dec. 14, at 11 a.m., Family Story Time, birth to 12 years with parents.
  • Aulds: Tuesday, Dec. 10, at 11a.m., Homeschool Group for ages 6-12years; Thursday, Dec. 12, at 4p.m., Tween Craft Day for ages 9-12 years.
  • Benton: Fridays at 10 a.m., Pre-School Story Time for ages 3-5 years. (No program Dec. 23 and 30); Mondays at 10 a.m., Baby Laptime for ages 0-2 years. (No program Dec. 23 and 30)
  • East-80: Saturday, Dec. 14, from 1-4 p.m., Movie/Game Day for all ages.
  • Haughton: Mondays at 10 a.m., Lapsit Story Time for ages 0-3 years. (No program on Dec. 25)
  • Koran: Wednesdays at 10 a.m., Lapsit Story Time for ages 6 months to 3 years. (No program on Dec. 25)

New Books


“Esrever Doom” by Piers Anthony

“The Rules of Wolfe” by James Carlos Blake

“Under a Texas Sky” by Dorothy Garlock

“The Third Kingdom” by Terry Goodkind

“The Last Witness” by W.E.B.Griffin

“Runaway Man” by David Handler

“The Silent Wife” by A.S.A. Harrison

“Unspoken” by Dee Henderson

“Skinner” by Charlie Huston

“Silken Prey” by John Sandford


“Magical Journey” by Katrina Kenison

“Pilgrimage” by Lynn Austen

“Be Restored” by Debra Berry

“American Savage” by Dan Savage

“Eat, Move, Sleep: How Small Choices Lead to Big Changes” by Tom Rath

“In the Body of the World” by Eve Ensler

“The International Book of Bob” by Bob Harris

“Sleepless in Hollywood” by Lynda Obst

“Algebra for Dummies” by Mary Jane Sterling

“1001 Secrets Every Birder Should Know” by Sharon Stiteler


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

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