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Prime Time Reading wraps up

Prime Time Reading ended last Tuesday evening. For six weeks, R.V. Kerr Elementary School Principal Janet Doughty and Librarian Barbara Helms hosted the event in the school library. Twenty-one families averaging 50-60 people attended each week to discuss books they were assigned to read together at home.

Professional storyteller Jeannine Beekman did a wonderful job entertaining everyone with fairy tales and folk tales about Fairness, Greed, Courage, Dreams, and Cleverness. LSUS Professor Helen Taylor conducted lively discussions about each story; her facial expressions were fantastic. Bossier Central Children’s Librarian Jessica McCart did her part by making sure everyone had a good meal before the storytelling began.

Organizing the program was a joint effort involving many people. Amanda Bradley from the Aulds Library and Brittany Pope from Central helped set up the library, presented programs for the younger children, and packed everyone’s story books for the next week. Miss Jessica arranged the Prime Time Program and contacted local businesses to help sponsor the event.

Thank you to everyone who helped make Prime Time Reading a success:

Ralph & Kacoo’s

Texas Roadhouse

Strawn’s Eat Shop Also

Olive Garden

TaMolly’s Mexican Restaurant


Ellis Pottery

Friends of the Bossier Parish Library

Zapp’s Potato Chips

Shell Gas

Book it to the Bossier Parish Libraries. Read.

Make a note:

  • Aulds Library — (318) 742-2337

Thursday, March 20, at 4 p.m., Tween Craft Day for ages 8-12. Make soda bottle planters.

Thursday, April 3 at 5 p.m. Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet performs excerpts from “The Wizard of Oz.”

  • Benton Library — 965-2751

Saturday, March 22, from 11 a.m. to noon, Super Saturday Kids’ Program for ages 5-12. Make an Easter basket craft.

  • Haughton Library — 949-0196

Monday, March 24-28, Make & Take Craft.


New Books 


“A Promise Kept” by Robin Lee Hatcher

“The UnAmerican: Stories” by Molly Antopol

“Duck the Halls: A Meg Langslow Mystery” by Donna Andrews

“Roses Have Thorns: A Novel of Elizabeth” by Sandra Byrd

“The Bear” by Claire Cameron

“By Blood We Live” by Glen Duncan

“A Perfect Proposal” by Katie Fforde

“An Officer and a Spy” by Robert Harris

“Poppet” by Mo Hayden

“The Secret of Magic” by Deborah Johnson



“Fosse” by Sam Wasson

“High Price: A Neuroscientist’s Journey of Self-discovery that Challenges Everything You Know About Drugs and Society” by Dr. Carl Hart

“A Story Lately Told: Coming of Age in Ireland, London, and New York” by Angelica Houston

“Barbara Stanwyck” by Victoria Wilson

“The End of San Francisco” by Matilda Bernstein Sycamore

“The Kid: The Immortal Life of Ted Williams” by Ben Bradlee.

“The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Own Dreams and What They Mean to You” by K. O. Morgan

“Gutbliss” by Robynne Chutkan

“One Good Dish” by David Tanis

“The Empress Has No Clothes: Conquering Self-doubt to Embrace Success” by Joyce M. Roche`



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

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