Home Life Library: Central Library morphs into Candy Land

Library: Central Library morphs into Candy Land

The Central Library’s Children’s area has been transformed into a life-size Candy Land game. The Life size Candy Land game will be up the entire month of December through January 4.

Merriam –Webster defines bragging rights as a good reason to talk with pride about something you have done http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bragging%20rights.  Our Bossier libraries definitely have bragging rights especially during the holidays. 

Because my office is located at the Central Library, I get to watch as the Children’s area is transformed into the most amazing life-size Candy Land game you can imagine.  The ladies in Children’s work very hard decorating the Kids’ Zone creating a one of a kind Christmas fantasy.  There are three different castles handcrafted with lots of colorful glittery artificial confections.    

The Life size Candy Land game will be up the entire month of December through January 4, so be sure to stop by to play a round.    

“All Aboard the Polar Express!” on the 20th at the Benton branch.  There will be two programs for children of all ages; one at 11:00 a.m. and another at 1:00 p.m.  Wear your PJs and sit back and listen to the story while drinking hot cocoa and nibbling cookies served by Polar Express chefs.  Write a letter to Santa then make an ornament to take home.  Seating is limited, so please call (318) 965-2751 to preregister.

Aulds Library is also having Polar Express programs every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 11a.m. and 4p.m. from now until the 17th.  Children can listen to the “Polar Express” story and make a craft.  Then on the 20th, you can come by to watch “The Polar Express” movie.  Have some hot cocoa and sugar cookies.  After, make salt dough ornaments to take home.  Call (318) 742-2337 for more details.

Come to the library for some holiday fun.  Our library!  Gateway to the Past, Bridge to the Future.     

December Programs and activities:

Aulds Library (318) 742-2337

  • On the 23rd, at 3:30p.m., Movie Day; “The Muppet’s Christmas Carol”

Bossier Parish Historical Center (318) 746-7717

  • On the 13th, come to Movie Day in the History Center from 3:15p.m. – 4:45p.m., to watch “The Muppet Christmas Carol.”  Light refreshments will be served.

East-80 Library (318) 949-2665

  • On the 13th, Movie/Game Day will be from 12:00-3:00p.m.
  • December 18, Christmas Craft Day for all ages begins at 9:00a.m. Crafts include a Christmas wreath, Candy Canes, and Reindeer Ornaments.

New Books


“Saint Brigid’s Bones: A Celtic Adventure” by Philip Freeman

“Calling California” by J. P. Grider

“Fearless” by Cristina Grenier

“Newborn Love” by Cristina Grenier

“Letting Go” by Molly McAdams

“The Peripheral” by William Gibson

“Shifting Shadow” by Patricia Briggs

“The Counterfeit Heiress” by Tasha Alexander

“Redeeming You” by Lisa Cardiff

“1636: The Viennese Waltz” by Eric Flint


“True Love” by Jennifer Lopez

“The Best American Short Stories” by Jennifer Egan

“My Two Italies” by Joseph Luzzi

“Dark Invasion” by Howard Blum

“Respect: The Life of Aretha Franklin” by David Ritz

“The Splendid Things We Planned” by Blake Bailey

“Billy Joel: The Definitive Biography” by Fred Schruers

“The Wild Truth” by Carine McCandless

“Rocks: My Life In and Out of Aerosmith” by Joe Perry

“Another Great Day at Sea” by Geoff Dyer

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