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. 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 use libraries, libraries are thriving. Each year more people visit their local public library than attend NFL, NHL, NBA, Nascar, and the movie theater combined. (1) One reason for this is that libraries continually evolve to meet the needs of... Read Full Blog
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 April 28, 2021 Governo... Read Full Blog
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
You may be more familiar with the term "summer reading program." We decided to change the name of our summer program because we felt that "summer reading program" didn't really capture the full scope of what we do here at Bossier Parish Libraries over the summer. With dozens of innovative programs and events happening for all ages, your summer at Bossier Parish Libraries really is much more than reading--it's an experience!When is it?
May 28-July 31. Registration is now open; if you've participated in previous years, you... Read Full Blog
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
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