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Capital Projects FAQs

On October 22, 2020 the Library Board of Control approved plans to move forward on the construction of a new $9.5 million Central Library & History Center.  The Bossier Parish Police Jury met on September 21, 2021 to open the bid proposals for this project.  At this time the cost estimate has been increased to $9.75 million due to covid-related inflation of supplies and materials.

Here are answers to some of your frequently asked questions...

 

Why do we need a new library?  Do people still use libraries?

Not only do people still ... Read Full Blog

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, beginning at 9am.  Buildings are open and curbside pickup service is available at all locations Monday-Thursday, 10am-8pm, Friday, 10:00am-6:00pm, and 10am-5pm on Saturday. (Note: Our Plain Dealing & Tooke Branches are closed on Saturdays)
  Am I required to wear a face covering to visit the library?  No.  Effective October 27, 2021, in a... Read Full Blog

Library @ Home

Did you know that 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 comfort of your own home! We even have online tutorials to teach you how to use these online resources!

First things first, do you have a library card with us?  If so, awesome!  Your library card already offers you access to our full array of online resources.  I... 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 selection of books & other resources to assist with SAT & ACT Test Prep.  Access to these resources is free with your library card.

 

Gale Courses

Gale Courses offers a wide range of highly interactive, instructor led courses that you can take entirely online.  Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month.

SAT/ACT Prep Course (part 1) - Reading, Writing, English, &... Read Full Blog

Curbside Pickup Service

Available during regular operating hours at all Bossier Parish Libraries locations How Does it Work? Use the MY ACCOUNT feature to place a hold on an item; OR, you can place holds via our mobile app; 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. Park in the designated curbside pickup space. Call us and we'll bring your items out to you!  You have 3 business days to pick up your holds before we move to the next person on the ... Read Full Blog

2021 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