Blog Entries

School Supply Drive

Our partnership with United Way of Northwest Louisiana to Fill the Bus is in motion! Now thru September 30th donate school supplies at any Bossier Parish Libraries location and get a raffle ticket for donating! (Limit 1 raffle ticket, per person, per day; but you can donate multiple days.) School looks different this year so every donation helps!

 

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FAQs

Reopening & Hours of Operation Are you open? / What are your hours?
All library locations open to the public.  Library staff are available to answer phones Monday-Saturday, 9am-6pm.  Buildings are open and curbside pickup service is available at all locations Monday-Saturday, 10am-6pm. (Note: Our Plain Dealing Branch is closed on Saturdays)
  Am I required to wear a face covering to visit the library?  Yes.  Effective July 13, 2020, Governor Edwards' statewide mandate (Proclamation Number 89 JBE 2020) requires face coveri... Read Full Blog

Library @ Home

The mission of Bossier Parish Libraries is to open doors to ideas and information by providing access to an array of materials, programs, and technologies that inform, educate, and entertain.  We may have had to limit our services for the time being, but our mission remains the same.  With your library card and internet access you can download eBooks, listen to audiobooks, stream movies, read the latest magazines, learn a new language, listen to music, brush up on your photography skills, work on craft projects, learn hand lettering, and much more free and from the comfo... Read Full Blog

ACT & SAT Test Prep Resources

Gale Courses, Homework Louisiana, and Learning Express offer extensive online test prep resources but we also have a large seletion of books & other resources to assist with SAT & ACT Test Prep.

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Curbside Pickup Service

Monday-Saturday, 10am-6pm at all Bossier Parish Libraries locations

***Our Plain Dealing Branch is offering curbside pickup Monday-Friday and is closed on Saturdays***

How Does it Work? Use the MY ACCOUNT feature to place a hold on an item; OR, call any of our locations and staff will be happy to place holds for you. Receive notification that your hold is available for pickup. Drive to the location you chose as your pickup location. Remain in your vehicle & call to let us know you're here. We bring your item to you for contact-free delivery.

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2020 Tax Information

We know you came here because you have one important question...  

Will the library offer free tax preparation assistance this year?

Unfortunately, the answer to that question is no.  Usually we have volunteers from AARP come in to provide the free tax preparation.  They do not have enough manpower to continue to offer this service.  So here's what we've done to help you with your tax self-preparation.

Tax Forms

We have paper copies of basic tax forms available at some of our locations.  Give your preferred branch a cal... Read Full Blog

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

What is it?

A reading program designed for infants through preschoolers to promote early literacy and kick start early education and set them up for success once they begin school.  This free program allows parents the opportunity to share books every day with their child.  Reading to or with your child daily helps them develop the pre-reading skills necessary for them to be successful readers in kindergarten.  The goal is to read 1000  books before beginning kindergarten.  The program is ongoing and will not end until your child reaches his/her goal or the child... Read Full Blog

Evaluating News Sources

Need help determining facts from alternative facts (aka: fiction)?  Let us help.

Be aware of “fake news.”  What is fake news?  It isn’t news you disagree with—it is content generated by non-news organizations in order to generate an audience for paid advertisements or to spread unverified/untrue information.

Take a look at these examples of fake news sites compiled by CBS.

Also take a look at this Spotting Fake News video from FactCheck.org.

What can you do?
Be skeptical of any news that comes from third-... Read Full Blog

Reading Tips for Parents

Show your child how you read every day for fun and work.

Point out to your children the printed words in your home.

Encourage your child to read independently in his or her own way.

Talk to your child as if he or she is already a reader.

Make reading fun using different voices for different characters.

Talk about the book you are reading with your child.

Ask questions.

Choose a quiet spot for you and your child to read.

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