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Read the large print


Lately I have begun to notice how small the print is in most books and other reading materials. I guess my eyes are not what they used to be, that is why I am glad the library has a nice collection of large print books. At least I can find a good book that is easy to read without squinting or holding it at arm’s length.

In the library, both fiction and nonfiction large print books are located in a section all their own. The collections are smaller because there is not as much demand for them. Still, there is a wide variety of authors and genre to choose from. The selections differ at each branch, but remember you can place a hold on a book from another branch and have it sent to your home library by going online at www.bossierlibrary.org or just stop by any branch and make a request in person.

In the large print collection you will find popular fiction authors Nora Roberts, John Sandford, James Patterson, Iris Johansen, Karen Kingsbury, and western writers like Zane Grey, Ed Gorman, and William W. Johnstone. In nonfiction we have autobiographies and biographies by Johnny Cash, or about actress Ingrid Bergman, the sinister Ted Bundy, baseball great Ted Williams and many more.

VickieHardin“A Home at Trail’s End” by Melody Carlson, “Alive: A Valentino Mystery” by Loren D. Estleman, and “Beneath the Burning Ground” by Jeanne Williams are just a few of the newest arrivals in large print.

Book it to the Bossier Libraries where there are plenty of great books in large print to choose from.

Make a note:

Bossier Central Library (318) 746-1693

• Tuesday, September 17 through November 1, the Creative Art Connection’s fall show will be on display in the Bossier Central Library.

• Wednesday, September 18, at 10 a.m. Pre-School Story Time; 11a.m. Family Story Time; 2p.m. Beaker Kids & Beaker Kids Jr.

• Thursday, September 18, at 10a.m. Lapsit Story Time; 11a.m. Toddler Time; 4p.m. Read Aloud.

• Thursday, September 19, the Bossier Central Book Club will meet from 6—7p.m. to discuss Mark Twain’s “The Prince and the Pauper.”

History Center (318) 746-7717

• RELIC series entitled “Making Sense of the American Civil War” continues on Thursday evenings from 6—7p.m. in the History Center meeting room.

Aulds (318) 742-2337

• Tuesday, September 17, at 10a.m. Pre-School Story Time.

• Thursday, September 19, 3:30p.m. Tweens Program.

• Tuesday, September 24, at 10a.m. Pre-School Story Time.

New Books


“The She-Hulk Diaries” by Marta Acosta

“The Light in the Ruins” by Chris Bohjalian

“A Spider in the Cup” by Barbara Cleverly

“The Lullaby of Polish Girls” by Dagmara Dominczyk

“Runaway Many” by David Handler

“The Skull and the Nightingale” by Michael Irwin

“Orphan Train” by Christina Baker Kline

“Taking Chances” by Molly McAdams

“The Daedalus Incident” by Michael J. Martinez

“Tampa” by Alissa Nutting



“Waiting to Be Heard” by Amanda Knox

“Law & Disorder” by John Douglas

“7 Years Younger” by Good Housekeeping

“Formula 50” by 50 Cent

“The Melt Method: A Breakthrough Self-treatment System to Eliminate Chronic Pain, Erase the Signs of Aging, and Feel Fantastic in Just 10 Minutes a Day” by Sue Hitzmann

“What Color is Your Parachute, 2014” by Richard N. Bolles

“Life’s Operating Manual” by Tom Shadyac

“Blood Pressure Down” by Janet Bond Brill

“The Outsider” by Jimmy Connors

“Safe Kids, Smart Parents” by Rebecca Bailey


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.