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Library: Vision, mission and values statements


Vision, Mission, and Values Statements must change otherwise “you risk not being relevant” says William Arruda, author of “Ditch, Dare, Do: 3D Personal Branding for Executives.”

That is true for libraries as well, which is why these statements were recently updated for Bossier Parish Libraries.  To renew our commitment to our patrons. 


VickieHardin copyOur Vision: To be Bossier Parish’s leading source of information and learning.  To enable the community to imagine, explore, and discover the world.

Our Mission: To open doors to ideas and information by providing access to an array of materials, programs, and technologies that inform, educate, and entertain.

Our Values:

  • Exceptional customer service
  • Community diversity
  • Learning opportunities for the community
  • A broad array of programs and services
  • Teamwork and community partnership
  • Technology that enhances our vision
  • An opportunity to serve by leading and lead by serving
  • Our Library!  Gateway to the Past, Bridge to the Future. 

Make a note:

  • On Thursday, October 16, at 6 p.m., the Bossier Central Book Club will meet to discuss “Girls of Atomic City” by Denise Kiernan.  Call 746-1693 for more information. 
  • October is Cyber Security Awareness month. We are offering classes on online security.  Register this week for the free computer class on October 18, “Online Security for Parents” at the Central Library.  Call (318) 734-9275 or get details on the online calendar at www.bossierlibrary.org and on the Technology blog at http://bpl-it.blogspot.com
  • Monday, October 6, at 10 a.m., is Baby Laptime at the Benton Library.
  • Teen Read Week is October, 12-18. 

New Books


“The Devil Walks in Mattingly” by Billy Coffey

“Dancer in the Dust” by Thomas H. Cook

“Abroad” by Katie Crouch

“Sisters of Treason” by Elizabeth Fremantle

“The Orphans of Race Point” by Patry Francis

“The Lost Sisterhood” by Anne Fortier

“The Bone Orchard” by Paul Doiron

“On the Rocks” by Erin Duffy

“The Girl Who Came Home” by Hazel Gaynor

“The Steady Running of the Hour” by Justin Go


“Sustainable Homebrewing” by Amelia Slayton Loftus

“Makeup is Art” by Academy of Freelance Makeup

“The Opening Kickoff” by Dave Revsine

“When the Game Stands Tall” by Neil Hayes

“Novel and Short Story Writer’s Market” edited by Rachel Randall

“Rick Steves’ Best of Europe 2015” by Rick Steves

“Eyewitness Travel, Paris” by Alan Tillier

“Eyewitness Travel, Scotland” by Juliet Clough

“Eyewitness Travel, Sweden” by Ulf Johansson

“Eyewitness Travel, Canada” by Bruce Bishop

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Sean Green is managing editor of the Bossier Press-Tribune.