Library: Comic books come to digital library

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Bossier Central Children’s Services staff recreated Gotham City from Batman for the summer.

Comic book characters like Superman, Batman, and the Avengers, have made a huge comeback thanks to the DC and Marvel Comic movies.  Maybe some of you remember the ten cent Batman comic books from way back when.  I sure do.  My uncle had stacks of them.  Well, as the saying goes, “Everything old is new again” and the library is staying current by offering a new collection of digital comics and eBooks. 

As of Wednesday, May 13, Hoopla added Comics and eBooks to their extensive collection of movies, music, audiobooks, and television selections.  You will find comics such as “GIJOE” and “Transformers” as well as newer titles like “Strawberry Shortcake” and “The Penguins of Madagascar.” The eBooks cover a wide range of topics in fiction and nonfiction for all ages.  Click on Browse and find the categories you are interested in. 

For current Hoopla users, you will need to update your app in order to access the new Comics and eBooks.  If you have not yet tried Hoopla, just go to the App Store and download it for free.  Hoopla Digital added Action View to the format which is “built-in technology for reading Comics.  It enables full-page and panel-by-panel views for immersive reading.”

Tweet to @bossierlibrary to follow the latest comments on what is happening on Hoopla like, “Who’s seeing the #Avengers in theaters this weekend? Borrow the soundtrack on hoopla!” 

Free digital movies, music, audiobooks, television and now comics and eBooks are as close as your iPhone, iPad, or other digital device 24 hours a day with you library card.

Our Library! Gateway to the Past, Bridge to the Future.       

Make a note:

  • All BPL will be closed for Memorial Day, Monday, May 25.
  • Correction: Haughton Library’s Toddler Story Time is on Tuesdays at 10a.m. for ages 0-3. 

Benton Library  965-2751

  • Friday, May 29 at 5p.m. History and Outreach Specialist Pam Carlisle will present “Practical Preservation: Preserve Your Family’s History for Your Descendants.”  Learn how to safeguard your photographs, albums, scrapbooks, documents and other media.

New Books

Fiction

“White Plague” by James Abel

“To Win Her Favor” by Tamera Alexander

“First Frost” by Sarah Addison Allen

“If I Fall, I Die” by Michael Christie

“Hausfrau” by Jill Alexander Essbaum

“The Thunder of Giants” by Joel Fishbane

“Grantville Gazette VII: Sequels to 1632” by Eric Flint

“Threshold” by G. M. Ford

“The People In the Photo” by Helene Gestern

“Deception on Sable Hill” by Shelley Gray

Nonfiction

“Eat, Play, Sleep: The Essential Guide to Your Baby’s First Three Months” by Luiza DeSouza

“The Good Sleeper” by Janet Kennedy

“Baby Play for Every Day” by Susannah Steel

“QuickBooks 2015: The Best Guide for Small Business” by Bobbi Sandberg

“Love the Home You Have” by Melissa Michaels

“17 Carnations” by Andrew Morton

“Every Day I Fight” by Stuart Scott

“You Can’t Make This Up” by Al Michaels

“Captivology” by Ben Parr

“Supersurvivors” by David Feldman