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? Yes. Effective July 13, 2020, Govern... 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 opens April 23, 2021; if you've participated in previous y... Read Full Blog
Limit of 10 items per visit.How do I place a hold? ... 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
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
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