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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Just Google It
Many of you probably hear the phrase “just Google it” often, but some might not know all of the ways that Google can help you. In the next few weeks we will be cover how to efficiently use Google as a search engine.
This week we want to start with the basics: What is Google? Google is arguably the most popular search engine in use today. It originated in the late 1990s and became popular for its easy to use design and the PageRank technique that orders the results that the searcher will see. Google allows searchers to find articles, newspaper clippings, images, maps, webpages, and many other items. Over the past few years Google has expanded the services offered and searchers can now get quick answers to simple questions (example: What is the capital of Louisiana?) and receive driving directions from one location to another.
So if you have a question this week and are near a computer or smart phone, take some time to “Google it” and see what you find!