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Policies change with new year


At the beginning of 2014, several changes to the Bossier Parish Library’s policies took effect. Those changes are as follows:

  • Overdue Fines

Books, magazines, and audiobooks — $0.10 per day, up to $4.00

DVDs — $1.00 per day, up to $10.00

  • Damaged/Lost Fines

Laptops — $1800.00

Barcode/RFID tags — $1.00

VickieHardinAudiobooks CD (if available) — $7.00

DVD case — $2.00

  • Processing Fee (damaged/lost items) — $5.00
  • Replacements

No audiobook or DVD replacements are accepted

Tax season is right around the corner. The AARP Tax Service will be the Bossier Central Library conference room starting Monday, February 3, from 9a.m. until 3p.m., M–F. This is a free service provided on a first come, first serve basis. Taxes will be filed electronically.

The library opens at 9 a.m. Please arrive early and be prepared to wait. Bring along proper identification, all necessary tax information, and other related items.

Book it to the Bossier Parish Libraries.

Make a note:

  • Thursday, Jan. 16, from 6-7 p.m. the Bossier Central Book Club will discuss “One Amazing Thing” and “Oleander Girl” by Divakaruni Chitra Bnaerjee. Contact Anne Madison at (318) 746-1693 for more details.
  • Saturday, Jan. 25, at 11 a.m., at the Bossier History Center learn about taking care of your pets in a disaster from the LEPC (Local Emergency Preparedness Committee).  Following the presentation there will be a story and craft time.
  • Saturday, Jan. 25, 11 a.m., at the Benton Library, Super Saturday Kids’ Program & Crafts for ages 6—10. Registration is required; only 25 spots available. (318) 965-2751
  • Pre-School Story Times

Bossier Central Library

Wednesdays at 10 a.m., for ages: –5 years


Aulds Library

Tuesdays at 10 a.m., for ages: 3–5 years


Benton Library

Fridays at 10 a.m., for ages: 3–5 years


East 80 Library

Wednesdays at 10 a.m., for ages: 3–5 years


  • Lapsit Story Times

Haughton Library

Mondays at 10 a.m., for ages 0-3 years


Koran Library

Wednesdays at 10 a.m., for ages: 6 months to 3 years


New Books



“Early Decision” by Lacy Crawford

“Fallen Land” by Patrick Flanery

“At the Bottom of Everything” by Ben Dolnick

“Cartwheel” by Jennifer DuBois

“The Cuckoo’s Calling” by Robert Galbraith

“The Kill List” by Frederick Forsyth

“Skinner” by Charlie Huston

“The Bones of Paris” by Lurie R. King

“Beautiful Player” by Christina Lauren

“Dexter’s Final Cut” by Jeffry P. Lindsay



“Successful Women Think Differently” by Valorie Burton

“Etched in Sand: A True Story” by Regina Calcaterra

“Slow Family Living” by Bernadette Noll

“Domestic Violence” by Lynetta

“Who Owns the Future” by Jaron Lanier

“African American Correspondents: A History” by Jinx C. Broussard

“The iPhone book” by Scott Kelby

“Fantasy Life: The Outrageous, Uplifting, and Heartbreaking World of Fantasy Sports from the Guy Who’s Lived It” by Matthew Berry

“The Fastdiet Cookbook: 150 Delicious, Calorie-controlled Meals to Make Your Fasting Days Easy” by Mimi Spencer

“Death in the Baltic: The World War II Sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff” by Cathryn J. Prince


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

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