Home Life Library: Sign-up for your library card this month

Library: Sign-up for your library card this month

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month. BPL (Bossier Parish Libraries) invites everyone to stop by one of eight locations in Bossier Parish to get a free library card. Anyone who lives, works, attends school, or owns property in the parish is eligible. VickieHardin

Patrons applying for a card will need to bring a form of identification with their current mailing address. A driver’s license; utility bill; pay stub; or rental contract. If there is a change in address or phone number, patrons may go to any of the library branches to revise the information. There is no age limit in order to get a card, however children under the age of 17 will need to have a parent’s signature.

Loan Periods are as follows:

Books and books on tape 14 days;

Periodicals 7 days

Videos 7 days

eBooks 14 days

Laptops 3 days

Library materials may be renewed twice except for DVDs, magazines, and laptops. BPL makes it easy to renew items online or over the phone by calling any of the branches.

Some responsibility comes with having a card. The price to replace a lost card is one dollar. Also, cardholders are accountable for all materials charged on their record. Best case is that no one will accrue late fees or have to compensate for the cost of a damaged or lost item, but it does happen. The fees collected in such cases are used to cover processing and replacement costs.

A library card provides access to more than just books, DVDs, and videos. There are databases and free online courses as well as resources for research and homework. Movies, music, and a children’s online library are also available.

Visit the BPL website at www.bossierlibrary.org to learn more about what the library has to offer. Make it a habit to visit often.

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

New Books


We Never Asked for Wings: A Novel” by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

Scheduled to Die” by Alan Cupp

The Choosing” by Rachelle Dekker

Switchback: A Darcy Lott Mystery” by Susan Dunlap

The Green Road” by Anne Enright

High Rider” by Bill Gallaher

Benefit of the Doubt” by Neal Griffin

Woman with a Secret” by Sophie Hannah

At Hawthorn Time” by Melissa Harrison

Nobody Walks” by Mick Herron


We Know How This Ends: Living While Dying” by Bruce Kramer

Daycare Diaries” by Rebecca McLaughlin

Don’t Trust, Don’t Fear, Don’t Beg” by Ben Stewart

The Man in the Monster” by Martha Elliott

Future Crimes” by Marc Goodman

Porches & Outdoor Spaces” by Country Living

Your Chinese Horoscope 2016” by Neil Somerville

Headstrong: 52 Women Who Changed Science and the World” by Rachel Swaby

Voices in the Ocean” by Susan Casey

2 Weeks to a Younger Brain” by Gary Small

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

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