Library: Summer Reading Program stats

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Final stats for the 2015 SRP (Summer Reading Program) reflect the hard work and dedication of library staff to make sure Bossier Parish children and adults kept reading throughout the summer months.  A steady increase in attendance over the last three years created a need for more programs for all ages.  In addition to the SRP for kids, adults now have their own summer reading program which has been a huge success.   As Children’s Librarian Jessica McCart said, “Reading and literacy promotion is important for ALL ages.”  Below are the 2015 SRP stats per branch.

Aulds    

Children registered 109; hours read 728; check-outs: 4,753; Activities 27; children attended 413; adults attended 133; Total attendance:  546

Benton

Children registered 119; hours read 817; check-outs 5,063; activities 36; children attended 769; adults attended 94; Total attendance:  863

Bossier Central

Children registered 396; hours read 3,021.75; check-outs 14,864; activities 57; children attended 1,274; adults attended 647; Total attendance:  1,921

VickieHardinEast 80

Children registered 71; hours read 540; books circulated 5,141; check-outs 5,033; activities 7; children attended 190; adults attended 18; Total attendance:  208

Haughton

Children registered 37; hours read 237; books circulated 1,775; check-outs 1,717; activities 27; children attended 285; adults attended 181; Total attendance:  466

Plain Dealing

Children registered 16; hours read 152; books circulated 589; check-outs 573; activities 6; children attended 85; adults attended 17; Total attendance:  102

Tooke

Children registered 17; hours read 153; books circulated 658; check-outs 653; activities 10; children attended 70; adults attended 41; Total attendance:  111

Grand Total

Children registered 765; participated in reading portion 580; hours read 5,648.75; books circulated 34,140; check-outs 32,656; activities 170; children attended 3,086; adults attended 1,131; Total attendance:  4,217

Make a note:

  • Go to www.bossierlibrary.org for a list of free computer classes, dates, locations, and times.  Also, check the calendar for reading programs and other activities and events at all BPL branches. 
  • Thursday, September 17 from 6—7p.m., Bossier Central Book Club will discuss “Bittersweet” by Colleen McCullough.   

New Books

Fiction

“The Invisibles” by Cecilia Galante

“Devil’s Harbor” by Alex Gilly

“The Book of James” by Ellen J. Green

“The Summertime Girls” by Laura Hankin

“Black-Eyed Susans” by Julia Heaberlin

“Nobody Walks” by Mick Herron

“Bradstreet Gate” by Robin Kirman

“The Best of Enemies” by Jen Lancaster

“Coming of Age at the End of Days” by Alice LaPlante

“The Mountain Can Wait” by Sarah Leipciger

Nonfiction

“After Perfect” by Christina McDowell

“The Doctor Is In” by Dr. Ruth Westheimer

“On the Move” by Oliver Sacks

“Einstein” by Steven Gimbel

“Lights & Sirens” by Kevin Grange

“The Real Doctor Will See You Shortly” by Matt MCCarthy

“Genghis Khan” by Frank Mc Lynn

“Off the Radar” by Cyrus M. Copeland

“Nothing Abides” by Daniel Pipes

“ISIS” by Michael Weiss

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