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.
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.
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
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”
“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 email@example.com.