Library: BPL to combine all branches’ Facebook pages into one


Social media is a great venue for BPL to let the public know about programs and events taking place at the branches. Over the past several years, each branch has created and maintained its own Facebook page. Due to the increased number of activities offered, BPL is combining all of the Facebook pages into one making it easier for you to find all program schedules and announcements at one convenient location.

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


Community Outreach Librarian Mandi Johnson stated the reason for the change saying, “We have made the decision to merge all our Facebook pages so we can have a more unified presence within the community. We are one library system supporting the entire parish and we want our social media to reflect that dedication to our community as a whole.”
Only one Facebook page can be merged at a time, so it will be done in stages. Ms. Johnson explained “each merger request has to be reviewed and approved so it takes a couple days.” The results will be well worth the wait.


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Make a note:

Aulds Library will be closed Thursday, February 18th through Sunday, March 6th for renovation work. The branch will reopen on Monday, March 7th.


Aulds Library 742-2337

Wed., Feb. 17 at 1p.m. for ages K—8th grade, Homeschool

Wed., Feb. 10 at 3:30p.m., for ages 11—18, Tween/ Teen Program


Benton 965-2751

Thur., Feb. 11 from 4—5p.m. for ages 6—12 Got Science?

Mon. from 10—11a.m. for ages 0—2 Baby Laptime—Registration Form only


Bossier Central Library 746-1693

Sat. at 11a.m. for ages 0—5—Story Time in the Kid Zone

Teen Programs: Tues., Feb. 9 from 3—5p.m. for teens—Fat Tuesday Festivities for the entire family


East 80 Library 949-2665

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

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


Haughton Library 949-0196

Thur., Feb. 11 at 6:30p.m. for all ages—Murder Mystery Night at the Library. Registration required

Sat., Feb. 13 from 11a.m.—5p.m. for all ages—Spa Day & Patron Appreciation Day


Plain Dealing Library 326-4233

Mon. at 10a.m. for ages 0—5—Story Hour


Tooke Memorial Library 987-3915

Thur., Feb. 11 all day, no age limit—Patron Appreciation Day

Tues., Feb. 16 from 4—4:45p.m., for ages 13—18—Teens “Make Your Own Necklace”


New Books


“A Fatal Inheritance” by Cora Harrison

“The Things We Keep” by Sally Hepworth

“If Anything Should Happen” by Bonnie Hearn Hill

“The Hole in the Middle” by Kate Hilton

“Mr. Splitfoot” by Samantha Hunt

“Brooklyn on Fire” by Lawrence H. Levy

“Farewell to Dreams” by C. J. Lyons

“A Worthy Heart” by Susan Anne Mason

“Beside Myself” by Ann Morgan

“Hidden” by Karen E. Olson



“Unspeakable Things” by Kathleen Spivack

“The Emperor of Sound: A Memoir” by Timbaland

“The Bassoon King” by Rainn Wilson

“Plunder and Deceit” by Mark R. Levin

“Crippled America” by Donald J. Trump

“The Courage to Act” by Ben S. Bernanke
“A Life in RED” by David Beasley

“5 Pounds” by Harley Pasternak

“100 Deadly Skills” by Clint Emerson

“Living with a Seal” by Jesse Itzler

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