Home Life Libraries: New materials added to collection

Libraries: New materials added to collection

Andrea Gilmer

I hope everyone has been enjoying this beautiful spring weather, despite the pollen that is attempting to do most of us in. If the pollen is keeping you from enjoying the great outdoors, then some of the newest materials we’ve added to our collection will hopefully keep you entertained!

First, for our beginning-readers we are introducing Vox Books to our collection. The best way I can describe these without a picture is to compare them to the musical books I remember from childhood. They have a side panel with buttons to control sound, volume, and the like so that kids can follow along in the book as it is read to them. These are a great tool to help reluctant readers gain a bit of confidence and get that extra boost to help them on their way to reading on their own. 

The other new addition that I want to highlight is GoChip Beam. These devices are pretty awesome I have to say. Each GoChip is loaded with 5 movies or a complete season of a Television series, has a rechargeable battery that will last for 4 hours, a charging cable, and allows for 8 simultaneous users at once. You don’t have to have internet to use these either, they are hotspots so all you need to do is download the app to your device(s), connect to the GoChip, and enjoy! We have a wide selection of movie genres and TV shows, so there’s fun for the whole family.

I’ve been playing around with both of these new additions and have found them to be pretty user-friendly. However, the librarians are here to help so if you find that you need or want some guidance don’t hesitate to ask! Enjoy!

Reminder: All locations will be closed on Friday, April 19 and Sunday, April 21 for Good Friday and Easter.

Coming Up: 

  • Aulds,  742-2337  – Wednesday, Apr. 3 @ 1:00pm – Homeschool Program, ages 6-12
  • Benton, 965-2751  – Tuesday, Apr. 9 @ 2:00pm – Painting with Friends, ages 18 and up
  • Bossier Central, 746-1693  – Thursday, Apr. 4 @ 3:30pm – Get Crafty: Yarn Birds, ages 18 and up; Monday, Apr. 8 @ 11:00am – The Mediterranean Diet, ages 18 and up; Tuesday, Apr. 9 @ 4:00pm – Smells Like Teen Book Club, ages 13-17
  • East 80 , 949-2665  – Tuesday, Apr. 9 @ 4:00pm – Tween Tuesday!, ages 9-12
  • Haughton,  949-0196  – Monday, Apr. 8 @ 6:30pm – Evening Book Club: American Rust by Philipp Meyer
  • History Center, 746-7717 – Thursday, Apr. 4 @ 6:00pm – Pages Past – American History Book Club: Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann
  • Plain Dealing, 326-4233  – Saturday, Apr. 6 @ 11:00am – Empower, Educate, & Elevate: Health Fair, ages 18 and up
  • Tooke, 987-3915  – Tuesday, Apr. 9 @ 4:15pm – Tutoring with Tooke, ages 13-17
  • Community Engagement – Friday, Apr. 5 @ 7:30pm – Twilight Talkies @ R.W. Norton Art Gallery: Cinderella, all ages

New Materials:

  • Bloodleaf by Crystal Smith (YA Fiction; Book)
  • Cook Fast, Eat Well by Sue Quinn (Non-Fiction; Book)
  • Famous Men Who Never Lived by K Chess (Fiction; Book)
  • The Gardener of Eden by David Downie (Fiction; Book)
  • How High the Moon by Karyn Parsons (Children’s Fiction; Book)
  • Polaris Rising by Jessie Mihalik (Fiction; Book)
  • Searing Inspiration: Fast, Adaptable Entrees and Fresh Pan Sauces by Susan Volland (Non-Fiction; Book)
  • The Stars Below: The Final Showdown by David Baldacci (YA Fiction; Book)
  • Stranger Things: Suspicious Minds by Gwenda Bond (Fiction; Book)
  • Tin Heart by Shivaun Plozza (YA Fiction; Book)
  • Good Housekeeping’s Ultimate Grilling Cookbook (Non-Fiction; Book)
  • While You Sleep by Stephanie Merritt (Fiction; Book)
  • The Wolf and the Watchman by Niklas Natt Och Dag (Fiction; Book)

Annie Gilmer, Community Engagement Librarian 

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