Give for Good Drive at Bossier Parish Libraries

By Andrea Glimer, Community Engagement October 27, 2017

I want to start my first column with a thank you to Vickie. She has been a godsend these past few months as she taught me the ins-and-outs of this job. I can’t thank her enough for the mentor she has been, and I have very big shoes to fill taking over from her. Vickie, enjoy retirement and know that you will be greatly missed at the library!

As we say goodbye, we also carry on with some well-loved traditions one of which is our annual Give for Good drive! It’s that time again to help the Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana and Toys for Tots. Bring in canned goods, non-perishable food items, or new-unwrapped toys to any of our locations during the entire month of November.

From November 1st to the 30th we will be offering fine forgiveness for the items you donate to either organization. See our website,, or visit or call any of our locations listed below for additional details. Any contribution you are able to make is much appreciated.


All Bossier Library locations will be closed Friday, November 10th in honor of Veteran’s Day.

Aulds Branch   742-2337                                                                                                                                

Tues., Nov. 14 at 11a.m., for ages 18 and up – Book Club

Wed., Nov. 15 at 1p.m., for ages 6 to 18 – Homeschool Art/Music Class

Benton Branch   965-2751

Fri., Nov. 17 at 3:30p.m., for ages 13 to 17 – Teen Activity

Tues., Nov. 21 at 3:30p.m., for ages 6 to 12 – After-School Program

Bossier Central 746-1693                                                                                                                       

Thur., Nov. 16 from 5:30 to 7:30p.m., for ages 18 and up – Adult Book Club

Fri., Nov. 17 from 3:30 to 5:30p.m., for ages 6 to 12 – Adventures in Writing

East 80 Branch   949-2665

Wed., Nov. 15 at 10:30a.m., for ages 5 and under—Lapsit Story Time

Thur., Nov. 16 at 3:30p.m., for ages 6 to 12—After School Story Time

Haughton Branch   949-0196 

Thur., Nov. 16 at 9:30a.m., for ages 18 and up – Good Books Book Club

Thur., Nov. 16 at 3:30p.m., for ages 13 to 17 – Teen Hour

Plain Dealing Branch 326-4233 

Tues., Nov. 14 at 4:00p.m., for ages 13 to 17 – After-School Game Day

Wed., Nov. 15 at 12:00p.m., for ages 18 and up – Adult Coloring

Tooke Branch   987-3915 

Thur., Nov. 16 at 10a.m., for ages 5 and under—Story Time

New Books


“Fairytale: a novel” by Danielle Steele

“Twelve Slays of Christmas” by Jacqueline Frost

“A Plain Leaving” by Leslie Gould

“Ghost Heart” by Lisa Harris

“Ghost on the Case” by Carolyn Hart

“Cast Iron” by Peter May

“The Prague Sonata” by Bradford Morrow

“The Sea Peoples” by S.M. Stirling

“An Irish Country Practice” by Patrick Taylor

“The Essence of Malice” by Ashley Weaver


“The Women Behind Rosie the Riveter: Working for the U.S. War Effort” by Pamela Dell

“Hidden Mickeys” by Steven M. Barrett

“Lonely Planet: Honolulu, Waikiki, and O’ahu”

“Hollywood South” by Linda Thurman

“Baby Names 2018” by Eleanor Turner

“The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl” by Issa Rae

“Trio: The Tale of a Three-Legged Cat” by Andrea Wisnewski

“Unshakeable: Your Financial Freedom Playbook” by Anthony Robbins

“How Not to Kill Your Houseplant: Survival Tips for the Horticulturally Challenged” by        Veronica Peerless

“A Haunted History of Louisiana Plantations” by Cheryl H. White