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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Need a suggestion for something to read or watch from the library this weekend? Maybe you'd like to check out an ebook or audiobook? Try some of our Staff Picks, to find what some of the other people in our parish are enjoying.
We know that not every staff pick will appeal to every patron, but not to worry! If you need help selecting something, we have online tools like Book Browse and our Online Catalog, or you can ask one of our friendly staff members to help search for you.
Stranded: A Story of Frontier Survival by Matthew P. Mayo
Following the death of her mother Janette, her two brothers and their father headed out westward for a better life. Jenette was left at camp one morning while her father and brothers went to hunt buffalo. They never returned.
In diary format this fourteen year old girl writes of her challenges and fears. She faces death each dark night and day of the oncoming long winter by grizzly, mountain lion and wolves attacks, not to mention the blizzards and frigid cold and hunger.
Memories of family and a strong determination give this tough young girl a will to survive when chances were slim.
This book is based on actual events. This is why I enjoyed it and just couldn't put it down! If you like reading about wilderness survival, you should check out this book.
If Stranded interests you, feel free to request or check it out. We'll be back next Thursday with a different Staff Pick.