Home Life Library: BPL will have laptop computers available March 21

Library: BPL will have laptop computers available March 21

Beginning March 21st BPL will have laptop computers available at each branch, except the History Center, for check out on a first-come, first-served basis. Each laptop will have built-in Internet connection availability and Microsoft Office pre-installed. This service is designed to meet our patrons’ needs in a practical convenient way.

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

To insure the machines are kept in good condition a new policy has been put in place. The policy states: limit (1) computer per household; a 5-day check out period with no renewals; laptops cannot be placed on hold; and must be returned in person to the issuing branch.

Patrons will need to have a BPL card and picture ID and must sign the laptop agreement. They cannot be used for legal purposes. Existing hardware or software configuration cannot be altered. Patrons must provide their own accessories that do not require software installation. Laptops cannot be checked out back-to-back by the same household within a two (2) week period.

As with all loaned library materials, a fine for lost or damaged items also applies to laptops.

At peak times during the regular school year patrons may have to be placed on a waiting list for the next available computer. To help alleviate the wait time for those needing only a few minutes to conduct business Bossier Central now has two stand-up only computers which are designated as non-renewable and set to fifteen minutes per patron.

The new laptop service and stand-up only computers are just a couple ways BPL is working toward making your library very user friendly.

Libraries Transform!

Make a note:

Aulds Library 742-2337

Closure due to renovation has been extended to Sunday, March 13th. Patrons may still pick up holds between 9a.m. – 2p.m., Mon.—Sat.

CANCELLED—Lock-in at the library Mar. 18 & 19

Benton Library 965-2751

Mon., Mar. 7 from 10 to 11a.m. for ages 0 to 2—Baby Laptime

Thur., Mar. 10 from 4 to 5p.m. for ages 6 to 12—Got Science?

Bossier Central Library 746-1693

Thur., Mar. 10 from 9 to 11a.m., and 11a.m. to 7p.m. in the History Center—LSN Legal Services

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

East 80 Library 949-2665

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

Thur. at 4p.m. for ages 0 to 12—Read Aloud & Crafts

Haughton Library 949-0196

Mon., Mar. 7 at 10a.m. for all ages—Free BINGO

Sat., Mar. 12 from 11:30a.m. to 4p.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 Library 987-3915

Wed. from 11 to 11:30a.m. for ages 0 to 5—Story Time/ Craft

Sat., Mar. 12 from 12 to 2p.m. for ages 6 to 16—Movie Day, “Goosebumps”

New Books


Girl Through Glass” by Sari Wilson

My Besties 2: The Take Over” by Asia Hill

The Evening Chorus” by Helen Humphreys

You are Dead” by Peter James

Out of the Fog” by C. R. Lawrence

The Quality of Silence” by Rosamund Lupton

My Sweet Vidalia” by Deborah Mantella

Highness” by Latrivia Nelson

What She Left” by T. R. Richmond

Night Study” by Maria V. Snyder


Misbehaving” by Richard H. Thaler

Swallow This” by Joanna Blythman

QuickBooks 2016” by Bobbi Sandberg

Stop Dreaming, Start Traveling” by Russell Hannon

Outsmarting Alzheimer’s” by Kenneth S. Kosik

The New Southern Living Garden Book” edited by Steve Bender

Sing to Me” by LA Reid

National Geographic the National Parks” by Kim Heacox

Above the Line” by Shirley MacLaine

Boys in the Trees: A Memoir” by Carly Simon

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

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