Bluebonnet Regional Library 25th Anniversary Celebration

Celebrate 25 years of the Bluebonnet Regional Library’s service to the community this Saturday from 2-5 PM!

If you haven’t seen some of the new features in this quarter-century branch, now is the time! There’s a new art gallery area, a giant Lite Brite in the Children’s Room, and a 3D printer and GoPro in the Innovation Space. While you explore the updates, enjoy music from the Lagniappe Dulcimer Society, birthday cake, face painting and crafts for the children, and FREE entry into the Bluebonnet Swamp. Grab a snack from the Lemonade Bus – it’s snowball season!

We’ll see you at the party!

Summer Reading 2018!

Summertime is FUN time! Your East Baton Rouge Parish Library has planned a Summer Reading Program for every age group, so the whole family can participate.

Parents and guardians can pick up registration materials for kids ages 0-11 in the Children’s Room at any library location starting Tuesday, May 29, through Tuesday, July 31. Children who reach their reading goals or read at least five books by Wednesday, August 15, will receive a reading certificate, a FREE book, and other cool prizes, plus have their name entered into a drawing for a $50 gift certificate!

Summer reading keeps your brain working, and can help you get ready for college and even your future career! It also helps you prepare for the reading comprehension portions included in most standardized tests. Teens going into grades 6-12 can sign up in the teen section at any branch and pick up their reading log starting Tuesday, May 22nd. To complete the program, read any six regular books, or 18 graphic novels, by Wednesday, August 15th, and you’ll receive six Library Bucks (good for paying off fines!), a drawstring backpack and a pair of earbuds! Plus, if you keep reading, you’ll be entered into the weekly prize drawing. Every three regular books or nine graphic novels you read gets you an entry into the drawing for cool prizes like autographed books, virtual reality headsets and more! Read as much as you can, because the top reader across East Baton Rouge Parish will receive a Kindle Fire Tablet bundle!

Why should kids and teens have all the fun this summer? We’ve got a Summer Reading Program designed just for adults ages 18 and older that will get your pages turning! Adults are asked to read three books starting Friday, June 1, and can pick up a log through Tuesday, July 31. Each reader has until Wednesday, August 15, to submit their list of completed books in order to receive a summer prize pack. For more information about the 2018 Summer Reading Program for all ages, contact your Library location directly, or visit us online.

 

How to Buy or Expand into a Franchise

Have you ever thought about what it takes to own a franchise? Could you turn your business into a franchise? Come learn from two of the best franchise owners in the Baton Rouge area, as they provide valuable information and tips for those seeking to buy a franchise and for those seeking to expand their business by establishing a franchise system.

This Career Center program will be held next Wednesday, May 9th, at the Main Library on Goodwood from 6-8 PM. To register, please call the Career Center at 225-231-3733 or visit them online.

AutoMate

Introducing AutoMate, an additional auto repair resource now available FREE in the Digital Library. This new resource can be used both in and outside the Library, and comes to supplement AllData, Auto Repair Reference Center and Small Engine Repair Reference Center, which all are still available for patron use.

Powered by the automotive experts at MOTOR, AutoMate provides the most accurate, authoritative and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles. All content comes from the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and includes step-by-step repair information, diagrams, maintenance schedules, parts and labor estimates, service bulletins and recalls. Just enter the year, make, model, and engine type of your vehicle, and select or search for the information you need on the left side of the screen.

All you need is your Library card!

Pets This Weekend at the Library

This weekend, there are two great events for animal lovers!

First, are you looking to add a new furry friend to your family? Head over to the Zachary Branch at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 28, for Dog Adoption Day! This FREE event features dogs from the pet shelter including those from Pen Pals, Inc. and Dixon Correctional Institute. Representatives from these groups will be present to discuss the adoption process.

The next day, April 29th, everyone is invited to join us at the Main Library at Goodwood 3-6 p.m. for the 4th annual All Paws on Deck Walk for Pet Cancer Awareness! This year’s Walk will be led by Southern Bichon Frise Champion “Kammie Lee” and her owner/handler Starla Arceneaux. Come enjoy the legendary cat fashion show, a pet art show, pet cancer education presentations, pet adoptions as well as our famous wag bags! Visit the All Paws on Deck Baton Rouge Facebook page for more information.

The New York Times – free with your library card!

You can now access the New York Times online for free with your library card! If you’re using the computers or wifi at one of our fourteen branches, all you have to do is create a free account or log in with an existing account, and you’ll be on your way. You can also get a 24-hour pass to access it from the comfort of your own home. Stay informed with EBRPL!

Author’s Row 2018

Come and meet local Louisiana published authors. Writers will be in attendance to discuss their works and sign their books. Many new authors participate in this program; these new talents may be tomorrow’s best-selling authors!

This program is held at the Jones Creek Library on Saturday, April 21st, from 2-5 PM. It is free, and registration is not required. For more information please call the Jones Creek Branch at (225) 756-1140.