The South Beauregard branch of the Beauregard Parish Library is closed today Saturday, August 1, 2020 because of bad weather; we apologize for the inconvenience.
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:
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.
Click here to book a computer appointment
Summer is a great time for getting out and doing things. Whether it's going on trips, or heading to the neighborhood pool to catch some rays, or gardening in the back yard, fresh air and warm sunlight draws many to the great outdoors.
While spending time outdoors, though, you might be in the mood to listen to a great book, or even just a silly one that feels like cotton candy for the mind. That's what we have audiobooks for!
Some of our audiobooks come on CD, so you can just slip them into your player and chill out. Some of our audiobooks are available through Overdrive or Tumblebooks, and you can download them to your smartphone or tablet and listen to them there. And sometimes, you want to be disconnected from your phone so that people can't track you down, but you don't want to carry a huge CD player with you, or you don't want to risk your expensive phone falling into something and getting damaged, and that's where Playaways come in.
Playaways are small, self-contained audiobook players that can be connnected to your speakers, the stereo in your car if it has an aux or line-in jack, or just plug in earphones, tuck it into your shirtsleeve like they used to do with packs of cigarettes, and start jogging.
However you choose to enjoy your audiobooks, just remember: if you're signed up for the Summer Reading Program (and if not, why aren't you?), it's easy to keep track of your time with an audiobook - it's usually got the total reading time listed right on the audiobook cover!