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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Did you know that August is National Family Fun Month? Families come in every shape and size and are an important part of our lives.
At your library, we have begun hosting a regular meeting of a Breastfeeders Support Group and will soon host the Volunteers of America as they teach a parenting class. Check out our online calendar or call us to learn more about these activities. For additional information on parenting skills, BPL's got your back! In our own collection, you can browse the many titles with a subject heading of "parenting" here.
Access Video on Demand
If you prefer video to the written word, here's a small sampling of what's available from AVOD on parenting.
Junior comes home from school and needs help dividing fractions. Sally isn't sure what her teacher meant by "MLA citations" for her report, and Billy wants a great idea to win this year's Science Fair. What's a Mom or Dad to do?!?
No problem! Access Tutor.com via the button on the left (you'll need your library card number), and click "View Career Resources" towards the bottom of the page beneath SkillsCenter Resource Library. Next, use the drop-down boxes to select the topic : Adult Services and subject : Helping children with homework. The resources listed here (not to mention the live tutors that are always available through Tutor.com's Live Homework Help) will have you back in your Super Parent shoes in no time!
If you'd like to go a little more in-depth in exploring parenting skills while working at your own pace, take a look at the many parenting & family classes available from Universal Class. There are even resources available for the "sandwich generation," adults taking care of their own children as well as their aging parents. From theory to practice, there's a lot to learn!