We’re about midway through July now, so we’ve got a few more weeks of our summer program before it’s over and numerous virtual programs going on at the same time. And since there’s still time, I thought I’d remind my readers of some of the prizes they could earn by participating.
Let me start by thanking our sponsors who were able to donate to us this year: Great American Cookie Company, McDonald’s, Sonic, and Wendy’s all gave coupons; and Wooden Spoon has been donating 5 cookie stacks per week for us to raffle off. We’re incredibly grateful that these businesses were able to give this year and help us add to the other little goodies that are included in the giveaways for participants who meet their reading goal. In addition to these prizes, there are raffle baskets that can be won this summer; participants can use the points they earn by reading, playing games, and completing missions in our online logging system (READsquared) to “buy” tickets to enter these raffles. We do enjoy giving away prizes to encourage reading over the summer, so we hope you’ll take part!
However, even if you don’t care to participate in our Summer Experience program you might want to check out some of our virtual programming, we’ve got a bit of something for everyone. Virtual Storytimes are being hosted by most of our library branches, and we’ve got a variety of crafts taking place. Trivia, bingo, book clubs, historical events discussion, cooking classes, we’re really trying to out-do ourselves here. Benton Branch is even sharing what’s coming to their new-arrivals shelves on July 15 and 16.
And where do you find these virtual programs? Mostly on our Facebook page, and on our branches’ group pages! There’s a link listed below to our main Facebook page and from there you just click on the “Groups” tab to find the branch you’re looking for. If you’d like to keep up with what’s happening at your branch, you can join the group and get updates as well. I think that about fills my available column inches for this week, so if you have questions or need help call us or stop in to see us! And, as always, stay safe.
Questions? Email us at: [email protected]
Free Printing: www.bossierlibrary.org/print
Summer Experience: https://www.bossierlibrary.org/summerexperience
Library Card Registration Form: https://www.bossierlibrary.org/form/library-card-registration-form
Library @ Home: https://www.bossierlibrary.org/libraryathome
Make a note:
Limited Library Services resumed on Monday, June 22, 2020:
• All library branches open for Grab-&-Go Quick Services along with Curbside Pickup:
• Available Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
o Services at our Plain Dealing Branch are available Monday – Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
• Free Printing with Curbside Pickup (10-page limit, b&w or color) will be available Monday –Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Recently Added to Digital Resources and Our Shelves:
• Dead Girl Blues by Lawrence Block (Fiction; Book)
• I Love You, but I Hate Your Politics: How to Protect Your Intimate Relationships in a Poisonous Partisan World by Jeanne Safer (Non-Fiction; eBook, eAudiobook)
• Henry, Himself by Stewart O’Nan (Fiction; Book, Large Print)
• The Jerusalem Assassin by Joel C. Rosenberg (Fiction; Book, Large Print, Audiobook, eBook)
• Once Upon a Space-Time! By Jeffrey Brown (Children’s Graphic Novel; Book)
• Privilege: A Novel by Mary Adkins (Fiction; eBook, eAudiobook)
• A Reasonable Doubt by Phillip Margolin (Fiction; Book, Audiobook, eBook, eAudiobook, Playaway)
• Say It Louder! Black Voters, White Narratives, and Saving Our Democracy by Tiffany D. Cross (Non-Fiction; eBook)
• What You Need to Know About Voting – and Why by Kim Wehle (Non-Fiction; eBook, eAudiobook
• The Weirn Books: Book 1, Be Wary of the Silent Woods by Svetlana Chmakova (Children’s Graphic Novel; Book)
• When You Read This by Mary Adkins (Fiction; Book, eAudiobook).
Annie Gilmer is Community Engagement Librarian at Bossier Parish Public Libraries.