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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Start collecting your Christmas Music now! There is plenty of free Christmas music on Freegal, the free website paid for by the Beauregard Parish Library. You get 5 free downloads a week that are yours to keep on your computer or transfer to your devices. If you just want to listen, you also get 3 hours a day of streaming music commercial-free. You can even make your own play-list on Freegal without having to download. You can find Freegal on your library home page under the Electronic Library Icon.
Freegal has hundreds of Christmas albums and songs to choose from. Just put under Albums in the search bar the word Christmas and the artist name. For example: enter Christmas Elvis Presley and you will get several of his Christmas albums and his songs on albums with various artists. These albums include his hits “Blue Christmas” and “Holly Leaves and Christmas Trees”.
You will find both sacred and secular music from your favorite artists like: Jackie Evancho’s latest Christmas album Someday at Christmas, Loretta Lynn’s new Christmas album White Christmas Blue, Barbara Streisand with her frantic syncopated version of “Jingle Bells”, Mariah Carey’s Merry Christmas with her 60’s type hits “All I Want For Christmas Is You” and “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)”. Or maybe you would like the groovy version of “Jingle Bells” by The Partridge Family on A Partridge Family Christmas. Why are you laughing? It’s a far out version of the song.
There are many other famous artists with Christmas albums like: Kelly Clarkson, Sara Evans, Martina McBride, Susan Boyle, Celtic Thunder, Dean Martin, Sean Kingston, Kenny Chesney, David Archuleta, Clay Aiken and R.Kelley.