Home Life Library: BPL has new online book service

Library: BPL has new online book service

Avid readers rush to the libraries hoping to get their hands on the newest book titles before anyone else.  If you have ever been on a waiting list for a best seller you probably understand their urgency.  BPL has a new online service called New Book Alerts.  Now you can stay informed about new books that have been added to the collection and beat the rush.

Vickie Hardin is Associate Director of Public Relations for Bossier Parish Library.
Vickie Hardin is Associate Director of Public Relations for Bossier Parish Library.

New Book Alerts is a free online service on the library website, www.bossierlibrary.org.  You will need a BPL card to access it, but there is no charge for a subscription.  All of the information you provide when you sign up is anonymous as explained in the privacy policy.


Notices about new titles can be sent to you by email, RSS feeds, or both.   The categories include Parenting & Families; Top Choices; Romance; DVD; All Nonfiction as well as Movies, Music and Audio Books.  When you find something you like hover the curser over the title to see the description of the item.  Placing a hold on your selection is easy.  First, check the catalog to make sure it is available and then place a hold on it.  You will be contacted when your item arrives.


Using current technology is another way BPL connects patrons with up-to-date information and quick access to library materials.


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Make a note:

Aulds  742-2337

Wed., Apr. 6 at 1p.m. for ages 6 and up—Homeschool Group

Wed., Apr. 13 at 3:30p.m. for ages 11 to 18 —Tween/Teen program


Benton   965-2751

Fri., from 10 to 11a.m. for ages 3 to 5—Preschool Story Time

Thur., Apr. 14 from 4 to 5p.m. for ages 6 to 12—Got Science?


Bossier Central 746-1693

Wed. at 10a.m. for ages 0 to 3 —Tot Story Time in the History Center

Wed. at 11a.m. for ages 3 to 5 —Family Story Time in the History Center


East 80   949-2665

Wed. at 10:30a.m. for ages 0 to 5—Lapsit Story Time

Thur. at 4p.m. for all ages—After School Story Time


Haughton   949-0196

Mon., Apr. 4 at 10a.m. for all ages—Free BINGO

Sat. Apr. 9 at 1:30p.m. for all ages—Minecraft Activities


Plain Dealing Library   326-4233

Fridays from 4 to 5p.m. for ages 0 to 5—Story Hour


Tooke Memorial   987-3915

Sat., Apr. 9 from 12 to 2p.m. for ages 4 to 16—Movie Day, “The Peanuts Movie”

Sat., Apr. 16 from 2 to 3p.m. for ages 5 to 16—Spring Is Here crafts and games

New Books


“Forty Rooms” by Olga Grushin

“The Forgetting Time” by Sharon Guskin

“The Ancient Minstrel” by Jim Harrison

“No Cats Allowed” by Miranda James

“The Crooked House” by Christobel Kent

“Out of the Fog” by C. R. Lawrence

“Violent Crimes” by Phillip Margolin

“Under the Influence” by Joyce Maynard

“Of Blood and Passion” by Pamela Palmer

“Work Like Any Other” by Virginia Reeves



“Young Elizabeth: The Making of the Queen” by Kate Williams

“Smarter Faster Better” by Charles Duhigg

“Fresh Start” by Joel Osteen

“A Time for Action” by Rafael Cruz

“J. K. Lasser’s 1001 Deductions & Tax Breaks 2016” by Barbara Weltman

“Zero Footprint” by Simon Chase

“The Longest Kill” by Craig Harrison
“Gangster Warlords” by Ioan Grillo

“Conviction” by Juan Martinez

“Just Keep Breathing” by Reggie Dabbs

Vickie Hardin is Associate Director of Public Relations for Bossier Parish Library. She can be reached at vhardin@bossierlibrary.org.

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