Bye Bye OverDrive, Hello Libby!
OverDrive is saying goodbye to their OverDrive app. The Libby App will be the primary way to access digital materials including eBooks and eAudiobooks.
As of February 2022, OverDrive has removed the OverDrive app from the Apple App Store, Google Play, and the Microsoft Store. It will remain in the Amazon App Store for the time being.
Why the change?
OverDrive has been developing and refining the Libby app for years with a focus on usability, functionality, and awesome features for accessing digital materials. Libby provides an enhanced user experience... 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 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 offers a wide range of highly interactive, instructor-led courses you can take online. Courses run for six weeks, and new sessions begin every month.SAT/ACT Prep Course (part 1) - Reading, Writing, English, & Science ... Read Full Blog
Curbside Pickup ServiceAvailable 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
A Quick Guide for Evaluating InformationWhat is Information Literacy?
The American Library Associate defines information literacy as the ability to "recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information."But how do you know the information you are locating and using is valid and reliable information?
Need help determining facts from fiction? Let us help.Consider the Source
Who is providing the information? Click away from the article to investigate the site, company info, and its mission--look for an "about" section ... 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.
Choose a quiet spot for you and your child to read.
Read aloud at least 15 minutes each day to your... Read Full Blog