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The Friends of Bossier Parish Libraries is sponsoring a free program for parents and their school age kids on Tuesday, September 10, at 6:00p.m. in the Bossier Central Library’s Conference Room.  Reference librarian, Connie Ammons will be the facilitator.  She is a former teacher and always does a great job.

The goal is to introduce parents and students to the many homework resources that are available for free with a Bossier Library card. Here is the outline for the program. I hope to see you there.


  • AR (Accelerated Reader) books/points
  • Curriculum books
  • Reference materials
  • Online databases
  • Programming
  • Science Fair


VickieHardinMiddle/High School:

  • AR
  • Curriculum
  • Science Fair
  • Criticisms
  • Print/audio reading lists


General to all students:

  • Tutor.com
  • Learning Express
  • Credo by literati
  • Worldbook online
  • Mango
  • WiFi
  • Computer Access
  • OverDrive
  • ILL (on parents card)
  • Study rooms


Make a note:

Wednesdays, September 25 through October 30, from 10:00a.m.–10:30a.m., Lapsit Story Time will be offered at the Koran Branch for ages 6 months – 3 years. Call Mary at (318) 987-3915.


To find out about other library programs and events go to www.bossierlibrary.org.


New Books



“New Earth” by Ben Bova

“Return to Oakpine” by Ron Carlson

“A Home at Trail’s End, Book 3” by Melody Carlson

“Letters from Skye” by Jessica Brockmole

“The Dark Legacy of Shannara: Witch Wraith” by Terry Brooks

“My Education” by Susan Choi

“Eye for an Eye” by Ben Coes

“Trouble in Store” by Carol Cox



“How Can I Know: Answers to Life’s 7 Most Important Questions” by Robert Jeffress

“Fetal Abduction” by Anne Speckhard

“Heads in Beds” by Jacob Tomsky

“The 100” by Jorge Cruise

“The French Market Cookbook” by Clotilde Dusoulier

“Safe Kids, Smart Parents” by Rebecca Bailey

“The Center Holds” by Jonathan Alter

“Land Your Dream Career” by Tori Randolph Terhune

“Super Food Smoothies” by Julie Morris

“50 Best Plants on the Planet” by Cathy Thomas

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.