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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As we get into Summer, many people will be traveling. Let the library provide entertainment to make those long trips less tiresome. There are several ways we can help.
A good book always makes time go faster. If you are on a long flight or suffering through an airport layover, check out the latest from best-selling author Stephen King, Mr. Mercedes. In this suspense filled novel, ex-cop Bill Hodges must race against time to stop a madman who has already killed several people and is planning a new attack that could kill thousands.
Long car rides can be difficult, too. Let the library entertain you with a good audio book. The library has two formats of audio books that can be used in most cars – Cds and Playaways. Check out David Baldacci’s latest thriller, The Target. Assassins Robie and Reel are brought in to help the president take down a global menace. There are some in the government, however, who do not trust these two. They will do anything to see that the assassins succeed but do not survive. We own this book in both audio formats.
Traveling with children can be stressful, but often there is less stress if the children are entertained. We have audio books for children as well. Playaways are especially helpful, as you can plug them into the car’s audio system for family listening, or let the child listen with earphones if you need some peace and quiet. Try the latest in the 39 Clues series, Unstoppable: Countdown by Natalie Standiford. Thirteen year old Dan Cahill, the head of the most powerful family in the world, had always managed to stay ahead of his enemies until now. But he is trapped and his sister Amy must decide how far she should go in order to save her brother.
These are just some of the recent additions to our collection. We have a large selection for all ages so come on in and get your reading and/or listening material. And have a safe and happy trip!