If it has been a while since you visited the TumbleBook Library app on the BPL website then take another look.  It is the perfect way to improve kids’ computer skills while reinforcing their reading, comprehension, and math proficiency in an entertaining format.  VickieHardin

The site is structured for grades three through six with categories covering subjects that fit right in with classes kids are taking in school.  Over 500 different books are available to choose from.   Not all are AR (Accelerated Reader) books, but for those that are the AR numbers are listed in the Index and in the book’s description in the catalogue.  

 

The TumbleBook homepage has a colorful tab for each of the ten categories: Math Stories, Puzzles & Games, Language Learning, Nonfiction Books, Playlists, Graphic Novels, Tumble Tunes, Videos, Chapter Books, and Story Books.

 

At the bottom of the page is TBC, jr (TumbleBookCloud, junior) for pre-teens who want to read more adventurous stories.  Some of the subjects include History, Science, Space & Technology, and more.

 

TumbleBooks is a fun way to motivate and instill a joy for learning in our children.  

 

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

 

Make a note:

Aulds Library 742-2337

Friday, October 9 at 11a.m. families are invited to a program on fire prevention.

 

Saturday, October 10 at 10a.m. join the sewing class.  Patterns will be provided, please bring fabric and notions.   

 

Tuesday, October 20 at 11a.m. the Aulds Book Club will meet to review “The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry” by Gabrielle Zevin.

 

Bossier Central Library 746-1693

Saturday, October 10 from 1p.m.—3p.m. and Wednesday, October 14 from 10—11a.m., Legal Services of North Louisiana Family Law Unit will hold a free workshop in the Self-Help series on How to Represent Yourself in a Divorce.  Contact I.J. Clark-Sam for more information at (318) 317-8383.

 

Tuesday, October 13 at 4p.m. kids 9—12 are invited to sign up for Tween Tuesday.  Fifteen spots are available.

 

Wednesdays, October 14 and 21 at 11a.m. for children 3—5 and parents are invited to Family Story Time.

 

Thursday, October 15 from 6—7p.m. the Bossier Central Book Club will discuss “The Night Circus” by Erin Morgenstern.

 

East 80 949-2665

Tuesday, October 13 from 6—7p.m. for ages 0—13 Family Story Time.  

 

History Center 746-7717

Thursday, October 22 at 6p.m. celebrate Archaeology Month with local archaeologist Jeff Girard as he presents of “Home Town/Home Base Archaeology.”

 

Tooke Memorial Library 326-4233

Wednesdays, from 11-11:30a.m., ages 0—5 are invited to Story Time and make a craft.   

 

New Books

Fiction

Dark Ghost” by Christine Feehan

The Sage of Waterloo: A Tale” by Leona Francombe

Twice in a Lifetime” by Dorothy Garlock

A Lesson in Hope: A Novel” by Philip Gulley

The Darling Dahlias and the Eleven O’clock Lady” by Susan Wittig Albert

At Home in Persimmon Hollow” by Gerri Bauer

The Man Who Fell From the Sky” by Margaret Coel

The Art of Crash Landing: A Novel” by Melissa DeCarlo

Purity A Novel” by Jonathan Franzen

Secrets She Kept” by Cathy Gohlke

 

Nonfiction

Out of Ashes” by Konrad H. Jarausch

Target Tokyo” by James M. Scott

The Crusades” by Andrew Jotischky

Men’s Comedic Monologues that are Actually Funny” by Alisha Gaddis

My Fight, Your Fight” by Ronda Rousey

My First Hundred Years in Show Business” by Mary Louise Wilson

On-The-Go Fun for Kids” by Amanda Morin

Life is Short (no pun intended)” by Jennifer Arnold

Motherland: Growing Up with the Holocaust” by Rita Goldberg

Born with Teeth: A Memoir” by Kate Mulgrew

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