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.

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

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.

Aulds 742-2337

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

Benton 965-2751

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

Haughton 949-0196

Sat., Dec. 5 at 10a.m. for ages 10 & under—Christmas story time with Santa and Mrs. Claus—Registration required

Tuesdays at 10a.m. Story Hour for ages 0—5 (No programs in December)

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

New Books

Fiction

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

Nonfiction

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 vhardin@bossierlibrary.org