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Beauregard Parish Library

Knowledge, Growth, Imagination

During Phase 2, the Beauregard Parish Library is open with limited hours and limited services. Additional details can be seen here. Within those limitations, further closures may become necessary on short notice due to staff shortages. We will update our social media accounts in those instances. Patrons are also welcome to call 337-463-6217 x 0 during the DeRidder branch's open hours for the most recent updates on branch openings. Computer use is limited and by appointment only. Patrons can schedule appointments online here or by calling 337-463-6217 or in-person by asking a library clerk. Appointments are set at 45-minute intervals. No consecutive appointments for 1 person.

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June is Audiobook Month

We’d love to take the time to introduce you to AUDIOBOOKS @ BPL. Try them for the first time, or renew your enjoyment of them all over again.

Audiobooks are a great way to experience books. Research has shown that they tend to appeal to “a frequent book reader who sees audiobooks as a way to ‘read’ more while pursuing other lifestyle activities. They are well educated, have higher incomes than non-listeners, tend to be older (30+) and are attuned to book trends through reviews and bestseller lists.

Children's audiobooks are also a formidable part of the market, as many families choose them for in-car entertainment or an at-home hobby, as well as many teachers and schools using them for educational tools.” *

There are many people who enjoy audiobooks, and we have several ways to make it easy for you to enjoy them, too.

CDs and Playaways: The physical library has audiobooks in 2 formats.

  • CD format plays on a variety of disc players both at home and in vehicles--any piece of equipment that will play a music CD.
  • Playaways are self-contained as an MP3 player, and they play themselves. The only thing you need to enjoy them is a speaker or a set of headphones.

    Digital Audiobooks: We have two main sources of digital audiobooks.

  • We have streaming audiobooks as part of Audio Book Cloud or Tumble Suite. These are available any time of day, and the developers have developed some apps that may make it easy to take these and other books on the go.
  • OverDrive digital library offers digital downloads of audiobooks that will play on your computer, with an MP3 player and through Apple and Android apps. The audiobooks available through OverDrive include best sellers and some digital-only titles.

    Audiobooks & Summer Reading Program:

    Yes, time spent listening to audiobooks does count toward summer reading goals! Some patrons have said they reach their goals and get their prizes faster when listening to audiobooks. Audiobooks come with total length of audio performance on the packaging, so you don’t have to guess when filling out your logs.

    If you have any questions about audiobooks, don't hesitate to ask one of our friendly library staff.

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    • Telephone: (337) 463-6217
      or 1-800-524-6239 for areas of Beauregard Parish that are a long distance call
    • Fax: (337) 462-5434
    • Email: help@beau.org
    • Mailing Address:
      Beauregard Parish Library
      205 South Washington Ave.
      DeRidder, LA 70634

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