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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The library may be closed on Sundays, but our digital resources are available 24/7. To remind you of some of the fun things you can learn with Universal Class even when the library is closed, we introduce this new article series called Sunday School.
Universal Class is a continuing education and lifelong learning resource with over 500 different courses. All of them are free to you, Beauregard Parish Library patrons. Click the link in for Universal Class in the navigation menu to register. You can sign up at any time... Sundays, 3:00 am, or whenever it strikes your fancy. Pick something you want to learn. It can be about a hobby you want to learn (photography, drawing), self-help (anger management), professional development (resume writing) and many other topics.
After finishing your course with a 70% pass rate or higher, you will get a certificate of completion with CEU credits. Universal Class CEUs are approved by IACET (International Association for Continuing Education and Training). This isn't the same as college credit, but some jobs do take these certificates into account as part of professional development.
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Next week while we are still in the middle of January's New Years Resolutions, we will introduce you to some courses you can take on food and nutrition for those who want to have a healthier New Year.