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Knowledge, Growth, Imagination
The Beauregard Parish Library Board of Control will meet in a regularly called session at 4:45 PM on Monday Aug 3, 2020. This meeting will take place virtually via the Cisco WebEx platform, as allowed by the Governor’s executive order JBE 2020-30, in consideration of the social distancing guidelines in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Pursuant to the “Sunshine Laws” (La R.S. 42:14), meetings of this board are open to the public unless “Executive Session” is noted.

To attend this virtual meeting, visit here:
-Meeting number: 126 334 2720
-Password: c2qGRg9jMC4 (22747495 from phones and video systems)
-Join by video system: Dial 1263342720@webex.com
-You can also dial: 173.243.2.68 and enter your meeting number.
-Join by phone: +1-415-655-0001 US Toll
-Access code: 126 334 2720
If you wish to participate with a public comment, please review our Public Participation policy here and then email admin@beau.org or call 337-463-6217 x 11 with your name, contact information, and topic of comment(s) no later than 4:45 PM on Friday, July 31, 2020 to be added to the agenda. The full agenda can be seen here.


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.

Book an appointment with The Beauregard Parish Library

Click here to book a computer appointment


Beauregard Parish Library Summer Reading Program 2020

Click here to check out our Summer Reading Program 2020 website


Sunday School: Computer Basics

Computer Basics

With this week's edition of Sunday School with Universal Class we will help you learn some computer basics. Classes are available through Universal Class for free to patrons who hold Beauregard Parish library cards.

Here are some sample courses you might consider taking, but there are many others available. The descriptions are shortened, but there is more detail at Universal Class.

Computer Basics 101
"A course that's designed specifically for those who are completely new to computers or who feel they need to have more instruction before they can feel confident buying a new computer for their personal use. Filled with screenshots and real life examples, as well as resources, this source is designed to help anyone feel more comfortable with basic technology."
[13 lessons]
Internet Fundamentals 101
"This straightforward course clearly and plainly lays out the basics of the Internet in a light and interesting way. It also offers valuable information about how to protect your computer, your family and yourself from the inevitable dangers that naturally arise in a system so open, and so very powerful."
[11 lessons]
How to Use an iPad
"The Apple iPad is one of the most popular tablet computers on the market today. This course will teach you how to operate your iPad out of the box, walking you through setting it up and then introducing you to its many features. It doesn't matter which generation of iPad you're currently using – or if you even have access to one. This course will teach you all you need to know to use any iPad now or in the future."
[12 lessons]
How to Use and Be Productive with Gmail
"This course will help anyone, regardless of experience or knowledge, get the most out of a Gmail email account. It doesn't matter if you've ever used another email program or if you're a complete newbie to the world of emails. This course teaches you everything you need to know from getting started with Gmail to sending email message."
[13 lessons]

There are over 500 different courses available. If these are not to your interest, log in to Universal Class. You're bound to find something you like!

If you need a reminder of how Universal Class works, please click this introductory post.

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Contact us:
  • 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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