Home Life Library: Introducing Hoopla

Library: Introducing Hoopla

We are happy to announce a new service at BPL called Hoopla.  As more and more printed materials are being produced in electronic formats we want to make sure our patrons have easy access to them.  Hoopla has “movies, television, music, and audio book titles for free. There are no costs or hassles. All you need is a library card and a web browser, phone, or tablet.” (https://www.hoopladigital.com

Brochures are available at the branches with easy to follow instructions to help you navigate the new system.  As always, we are happy to answer any questions you may have.    

Bossier Parish Libraries are proud to partner once again with the Toys-for-Tots program and the Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana to help families in need during the holiday season.  Both programs will run from Saturday, November 1 through Friday, December 5. 

VickieHardinAssociate Director of Public Services Anne Madison said, “The library will waive patrons’ late fees when they donate non-perishable food items or a new, unwrapped toy.  As a reminder, overdue laptop charges and/or any damaged/lost item fees will not be waived.”

Donation boxes for both programs have been set up at each BPL location.  For a list of items needed, go to http://bossier-city-la.toysfortots.org/local-coordinator-sites/lco-sites/local-toy-drop-form.aspx and http://www.foodbankla.org/wish_list.cfm.   

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Make a note for November:

Aulds (318) 742-2337

  • Thursday, Nov. 13 at 4 p.m., Shreveport Ballet
  • Tuesday, Nov. 18 at 11 a.m., the Aulds Book Club will discuss “The Girls of Atomic City” by Denise Kiernan.

Benton (318) 965-2751

  • Beginning Monday, November 17 through Saturday, December 6, play the Disney Birthday Bash n Scavenger Hunt.  Find the characters and receive a surprise.

Bossier Central (318) 746-1693

  • Thursday, Nov. 20 from 6-7 p.m. the Bossier Central Book Club will meet to discuss “The End of Your Life Book Club” by Will Schwalbe.
  • Saturday Story Time, is the second Saturday of each month at 11 a.m. for ages 3-5 years.

East 80 (318)949-2665

  • Saturday, Nov. 15 at 5:30 p.m., the E-80 Book Club will meet to discuss “The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion” by Fannie Flagg

New Books


“A Man Called Ove” by Fredrik Backman

“The Dark Between the Stars” by Kevin J. Anderson

“The Last Taxi Ride” by A. X. Ahmed

“The Fever” by Megan Abbott

“Arts and Entertainment” by Christopher Beha

“Beyond the Pale Motel” by Francesca Lia Block

“Trading Secrets” by Melody Carlson

“A Song for Issy Bradley” by Carys Bray

“In the Red” by Elena Mauli Shapiro

“Pandemic” by Scott Sigler


“I Am That Girl” by Alexis Jones

“Running on Empty” by Jonice Webb

“Unfriending My Ex” by Kim Stolz

“Beautiful on the Mountain” by Jeannie Light

“One Hour in Paris” by Karyn L. Freedman

“Wisdom from the Couch” by Jennifer L. Kunst

“The Storm and the Tide” by Lars Anderson

“On Immunity” by Eula Biss

“Trauma Red” by Dr. Peter Rhee

“Grandma Gatewood’s Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail” by Ben Montgomery

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

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