Awards Week takes place this week at all of the library branches marking the end of the 2012 Summer Reading Programs (SRP). Every child that participated will take home either a certificate or prize, and a goodie-bag with pizza and a juice box.
Children who read 25 or more books had their names put into a drawing to win a $125.00 pass to Sci-Port or a Chuck E Cheese’s Bundle which includes 1 large pizza, a drink, and 25 game tokens. The winners of the drawings are: Isaac Davis from the Koran branch who won the pass to Sci-Port; and Carter Shaw from the East-80 branch who won the Chuck E Cheese’s Bundle. Congratulations to both winners!
Both the Teen and Adult Summer Reading Programs were a huge success again this year. They were able to have very interesting programs with guest speakers, prizes, and snacks thanks to the support of the Friends of the Bossier Parish Library.
A big “Thank You!” goes out to the many sponsors of this year’s SRP.
Make a note:
Thursday, July 26 from 6-7 p.m., Friends of Bossier Parish Library will host the program “Learn to use the E-Book Library system OverDrive.” It will be held at the East 80 library at 1050 Bellevue Road in Haughton. This is a free program for the public; space is limited to 25. Call Carolyn Grimsley at (318)219-6258 to make your reservation.
Friday, July 27 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. the Back to School Wellness Fair will be held at Sci-Port in Shreveport. Bossier Parish Library will be there to hand out giveaways and information about the library. This event is free to the public.
Saturday, July 28 from 11a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Bossier Central Library, Richard Kavanaugh will be on hand to sign his book “Diary of a Hijacker: The D.B. Cooper Story.” Hardback copies of his book can be purchased at the signing.
Saturday, July 28 from 1-2 p.m. at the Central Library, the Sheriff’s Department will have a Water Safety Program for kids ages 6-12. Make a craft and visit with McGruff the Safety Dog. Call (318) 746-1693 for more information about these programs.
Monday, July 30 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Central Library, the next free hands-on training sponsored by the State Library will be on Computer Basics: Securing Your Home Computer. To sign up go to www.lajacc.org/trainig or call (888) 487-2700.
Each Wednesday from 3-4 p.m. kids ages 9-12 are invited to attend a book club at the Aulds library. Contact Amanda Bradley or Diane Bundy at 742-2337.
On Wednesdays at the East 80 branch, Laptime Storytime is offered for children ages 2 and under. Call 949-2665.
“Wildflower in Bloom” by Claire Cook
“Gold” by Chris Cleave
“Mortal” Ted Dekker
“Heading Out to Wonderful” by Robert Goolrick
“The Paris Directive” by Gerald Jay
“Jack 1939” by Francine Mathews
“Calling Invisible Women” by Jeanne Ray
“The Cove” by Ron Rash
“The Lower River” by Paul Theroux
“Sea Change” by Karen White
“The Debt Bomb” by Senator Tom A. Coburn
“Fearless: The Undaunted Courage and Ultimate Sacrifice of Navy SEAL Team Six Operator Adam Brown” by Eric Blehm
“Stealing You Blind” by Iain Murray
“The Shadow Catcher: A U.S. Agent Infiltrates Mexico's Deadly Crime Cartels” by Hipolito Acosta
“Change Your Brain, Change Your Life” by Daniel G. Amen, M.D.
“The Complete Photo Guide to Cake Decorating” by Autumn Carpenter
“Fashion Drawing for Dummies” by Lisa Smith-Arnold
“The 5 Love Languages of Children” by Gary Chapman
“House Beautiful kitchens: Creating a Beautiful Kitchen of Your Own” by Lisa Cregan
“The World of Downtown Abby” by Jessica Fellowes