Bossier Parish Library (BPL) is happy to announce its partnership with the American Library Association (ALA) in the launch of Libraries Transform, a new “campaign initiative of ALA implemented with support from Overdrive.” The purpose of the project is to feature how libraries have changed to meet the needs of a digital world.
Throughout the coming year BPL will work to increase awareness of how libraries are transforming to address the technological needs of people in our communities, schools, and local businesses. To change the image and perception that libraries are more than just book depositories. Overdrive, a supplier of audio books is an excellent example of how libraries are changing.
The focal point of the project is why libraries are transforming. ALA reports several reasons for this: “because every two days now the human race creates as much information as we did from the dawn of civilization until 2003; because a quarter of U.S. households do not have a computer with an Internet connection; because libraries continue to provide students access to costly scholarly journals through digital subscriptions and hard copies; and because 43% of kids have been bullied online. Libraries transform to inform parents and kids about online safety.” http://www.ilovelibraries.org/librariestransform/
Watch for more about Libraries Transform as BPL promotes this campaign in Bossier Parish communities.
Libraries Transform. Gateway to the Past, Bridge to the Future!
Make a note:
All Bossier Parish Libraries have temporarily discontinued laptop checkouts until the old ones are replaced with new units.
Saturday, Dec. 13 at 11a.m.—Wonderland Scavenger Hunt for all ages
Tuesdays, Dec. 1 & 8 at 10a.m.—Story Time
Wednesdays, Dec. 2 & 16 at 1p.m.—Homeschool
Thursdays, Dec. 2 & 9 at 3:30p.m., for ages 11-18—Teen/Tween Programs
Thursdays, Dec. 3 & 10 at 3:30p.m.—Read to Me
Tues., Dec. 1 at 11a.m. for adults Make an Ornament @ Your Library. Registration required.
Friday, Dec. 4 & 18 from 10-11a.m. for ages 3-5—Preschool Story Time. Registration form only.
Bossier Central 746-1693
There will be no Story Times or Read Aloud programs in December. All programs will resume in January.
East 80 949-2665
Tuesday, Dec. 8 from 6-7p.m. for all ages—Family Story Time
Wednesdays at 10:30a.m., for ages 0—5—Lapsit Story Time
Thursdays at 4p.m. for all ages—After School Story Time
Sat., Dec. 5 at 10a.m. for ages 10 & under—Christmas story time with Santa and Mrs. Claus—Registration required
Plain Dealing 326-4233
Mondays at 10a.m. for ages 0—5—Story Hour
Tooke Memorial 987-3915
Mon., Dec. 7—Fri., Jan.1 for all ages—Candy Land Game
Wednesdays from 11—11:30a.m., Story Time/ Craft for ages 0—5
“The Mountain Shadow” by Gregory David Roberts
“Wrath of the Furies” by Steven Saylor
“An Irish Doctor in Love and at Sea” by Patrick Taylor
“Mark of the Black Arrow” by Debbie Viguie
“Menagerie” by Rachel Vincent
“Gold Fame Citrus” by Claire Vaye Watkins
“Star Wars: Aftermath” by Chuck Wendig
“Nobody Dies in Hollywood” by John Wilder
“The Tears of Dark Water” by Corban Addison
“The Early Stories of Truman Capote” by Truman Capote
“When It Was Just a Game” by Harvey Frommer
“Five Nights in Paris” by John Baxter
“Hemingway in Love: His Own Story” by A.E. Hotchner
“Last Act” by Craig Shirley
“Almost Interesting” by D. Spade
“Never Enough” by Michael D’Antonio
“Sisters in Law” by Linda Hirshman
“American Will” by Bobby Jindal
“Relentless Strike” by Sean Naylor
“Blackout” by Sarah Hepola
Vickie Hardin is Associate Director of Public Relations for Bossier Parish Library. She can be reached at email@example.com