Serving Our Community
Ongoing overdue “fine-free” pilot program (restrictions apply)
- All Beauregard Parish School Board students have automatic access to digital resources through Student Digital Access Cards.
- Tutor.com / Homework LA is available 24/7 for Kindergarten-College. Connect with a real, live tutor who is a
subject expert. Includes term paper / report review.
Business & Employment
- Online resume builder
- Online continuing education for work skills and certifications
- Small business / entrepreneurial resource hub including demographics, planning, finances, and learning tools
- Free online video courses for hobbies, skills, and education
- Onsite classes and demonstrations scheduled periodically throughout the year (visit online calendar)
- Physical and virtual library access to books and other resources
International & Language Resources
- Foreign language learning (with apps for your mobile devices)
- Global travel resources
- English as a Second Language (ESL) helps
- Citizenship test helps
24/7 Stream or Download Digital Music, Videos, & Books
- Thousands of ebooks, audiobooks, songs available for download / streaming 24/7 through our eLibrary
- Free music and audiobook downloads / stream to keep you company while you workout, clean house, travel, etc.
- Stream movies and TV shows with hoopla
Programs for Kids, Teens, & Adults
- Monthly activities at all locations for kids, teens, and adults
- Monthly grab-n-go activity kits for kids, teens, and adults
- Monthly delivery of books, dvds, etc. for homebound patrons
- Educational, entertainment, and cultural programs scheduled periodically within the parish (view calendar)
- Reading challenges for all ages with opportunities to earn prizes
- Early literacy family program, 1000 Books Before Kindergarten
WiFi / Communication Services
- Kept Wifi totally open March 2020 – Oct 2020 during statewide shutdown and reduced hours
- Secure WiFi available 24/7 with log-in
- Print, copy, and scan. Fax services available at all branches except DeRidder.
- Solar charging / WiFi benches provide internet access around parish
- In 2021, not counting grants, BPL provided 6,413 new collection items, 319 programs for all ages,
and welcomed over 700 new card holders (not counting Student Digital Access Cards) all for only $56.79 per capita.
- BPL collection is over 275,000 items
- 46% of the physical collection has been purchased in the last 5 years
- Current locations in DeRidder, Merryville, Ragley, and Singer (new West Central branch)
- New, larger East Beau (Wye) location (tentatively opening Summer / Fall 2022)