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Making library services easy to find

The Bossier Parish Libraries (BPL) want to make finding information and services you need as uncomplicated as possible, so we have prepared several handy guides to help you navigate the library and our website.  These items have been placed in easy to find locations at each branch or you can go to www.bossierlibrary.org to find tutorials that will lead you through the steps.

OverDrive allows you to download audiobooks, eBooks, music, and videos to your iPhone, iPad, Kindle, Nook, or home computer.  Taking your favorite book with you wherever you go is very convenient with OverDrive.  The instructions on how to use this service are easy to follow, too.

Cypress Resume is a great tool.  This program helps you create a professional looking resume and cover letter without starting from scratch or paying someone else to do the work.  Just fill in the blanks and let Cypress Resume do the rest.

With school around the corner, students and teachers will appreciate NoveList Select.  There are many sections to choose from that are tailored for children, young adults, and adults.  Reader’s Advisory is very helpful if you want to “get up to speed on an unfamiliar genre or find RA inspiration.”

Artemis Literary Sources is another service for students providing help writing research papers.  Click on “Research” found on the menu bar at the top of the BPL homepage and it will take you to Databases Listings.  Scroll down to Gale ARTEMIS Literary Sources and Biographies and click.  There you will find “full-text articles from scholarly journals and literary magazines are combined with critical essays, work and topic overviews, full-text works, biographies, and more to provide a wealth of information on authors, their works, and literary movements.”

You may not need legal forms often, but when you do the Louisiana Legal Forms Library is the place to look.  Again, click on “Research” found on the menu bar at the top of the homepage and it will take you to Databases Listings.  Scroll down to Legal Forms and click.  The “extensive legal forms site available to library patrons has thousands of legal forms covering hundreds of legal subjects and issues for areas such as business, personal, litigation and federal.”

Stop by any branch and ask for printed handouts about these services or go online to the library website.

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New Books


“Summer House with Swimming Pool” by Herman Koch

“Dreaming for Freud” by Sheila Kohler

“The Frangipani Hotel” by Violet Kupersmith

“Murder at the Breakers: A Gilded Newport Mystery” by Alyssa Maxwell

“Bird Box” by Josh Malerman

“Death at the Door: a Death on Demand Mystery” by Carolyn Hart

“Winter of Beauty” by Amy Hale Auker

“Shipstar” by Gregory Benford

“Above the East China Sea” by Sarah Bird

“The Last Savanna” by Mike Bond


“The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History” by Elizabeth Kolbert

“How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking” by Jordan Ellenberg

“NOLO Plan Your Estate” by Denis Clifford

“The Promise of a Pencil” by Adam Braun

“Passing Exams for Dummies” by Patrick Sherratt

“Shaker Furniture Projects” by Glen D. Huey

“The Sunflowers are Mine” by Martin Bailey

“The Shelf: From LEQ to LES” by Phyllis Rose

“APA College Dictionary of Psychology” by America Psychological Association

“The Same, But Different: How Twins can Live, Love, and Learn to be Individuals” by Joan A. Friedman

Vickie Hardin is Outreach Specialist for the Bossier Parish Library. She can be reached at vhardin@state.lib.la.us

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