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Central library, history center have re-opened


An improved Central branch and History Center complex of the Bossier Parish Library system, located at 2206 Beckett St. in Bossier City, reopened at 9 a.m. Monday.

“Thank you for being patient with us. We are excited for everyone to see the improvements we’ve made to our Central library,” said Bossier Parish Library Director Heather McEntee. “These small improvements are leading up to our renovation and expansion of Central in the near future.”

Some of the improvements include LED lights and new fixtures inside the library and walls freshly painted in neutral colors. Carpet has been cleaned and furniture has been rearranged to better utilize space. A large dry erasable white board has been added in the teen area.

McEntee said the most dramatic improvements can be found in Children’s Services. There, walls have been painted in bright colors, new displays have been added and reading areas have been rearranged. Young patrons can enjoy playing in colorful geo-domes and a STEAM area has been created to stimulate learning.

Improvements will continue including installing artwork in the ceiling where skylights have been removed and painting the outside doors to entrances of the library and history center. All that’s needed is dry, warm weather, McEntee said.

Grand re-opening ceremonies are planned and a date will be announced when the remaining tasks have been completed, perhaps around the end of this month.

Making the kids' library fun are (from left) Children's Manager Lisa Barrett, Mary Phan, Valerie Tucker and Rose Hue.


The STEAM room in the kids' library introduces young ones to science, technology, engineering, arts and math.


Central library staffers have a more spacious and well lighted area.

New LED lighting is just one feature of the central library improvements.


While patrons enjoy improvements at the central library, workers continue renovations on the building.

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