East Baton Rouge Parish Library

Our mission is "to serve all residents of the parish as an educational, informational, recreational, and cultural center through a wide variety of resources, services, and programs." Visit www.ebrpl.com to learn more about us!

Apr 17
scholasticreadingclub:

Did you #RockTheDrop today to support and celebrate Teen Literature Day? We did! Pick a YA book, add a note, leave it somewhere for another reader! 

ebrpl-teens This is awesome.

scholasticreadingclub:

Did you #RockTheDrop today to support and celebrate Teen Literature Day? We did! Pick a YA book, add a note, leave it somewhere for another reader! 

ebrpl-teens This is awesome.


Apr 16
chroniclebooks:

It’s National Library Week. Send a love letter to a librarian!
5 Unforgettable Love Letters to Libraries

chroniclebooks:

It’s National Library Week. Send a love letter to a librarian!

5 Unforgettable Love Letters to Libraries


Book Review: Good Prose

Book Review: Good Prose

Good Prose: The Art of Nonfiction by Tracy Kidder & Richard Todd. Reviewed by Louise Hilton. 

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tracy Kidder and his longtime editor and friend Richard Todd offer advice on writing nonfiction in this elegant little book. Letting us know right from the start how fervently they believe in the “power of story and character,” the authors affirm that “the techniques of…

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Apr 15

Apr 14
chicagopubliclibrary:


“You’re bound to get idears if you go thinkin’ about stuff.”

On April 14th, 1939 Viking Press published The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck. 
Happy 75th birthday to a classic! 

Reread it today! Find it here in our catalog. 

chicagopubliclibrary:

“You’re bound to get idears if you go thinkin’ about stuff.”

On April 14th, 1939 Viking Press published The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck. 

Happy 75th birthday to a classic! 

Reread it today! Find it here in our catalog. 

(via libraryjournal)


davenportlib:

Happy National Library Week!

davenportlib:

Happy National Library Week!

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Reference Outreach
Let’s visit! The Reference team at the East Baton Rouge Parish Library would love to come visit your local business or civic group to give a presentation on the Library’s wealth of resources available to best suit your organization’s information needs.

Reference Outreach

Let’s visit! The Reference team at the East Baton Rouge Parish Library would love to come visit your local business or civic group to give a presentation on the Library’s wealth of resources available to best suit your organization’s information needs.


Apr 12
“I can still remember the day I unearthed The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4 from the shelves of my local library. I, too, was a teenager and had never encountered a book like it before. A quick scan through the pages revealed its easy layout and as a voracious reader, albeit a lazy one, the format of the book appealed. Within the covers of that book, I found pure pleasure. I have read and re-read that book and all the other Adrian Mole diaries many times throughout my life, even knowing chunks of text by heart, but I never tire of it. Sue Townsend’s characters are superbly drawn with idiosyncrasies and nuances that are second to none. Narratively, the most unusual things happen to Adrian but somehow Townsend makes his life entirely believable.”

Thank you Sue Townsend, for giving us Adrian Mole

A lovely appreciation of the acclaimed author who died Thursday night at the age of 68.

(via libraryjournal)

(via libraryjournal)


Apr 11

Main Library Dedication

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Join us tomorrow (Saturday, April 12) for the dedication of the new Main Library at Goodwood. Here is the schedule of events:

10:30 a.m.
Mary Jo Kelly the Book Doctor
Storyteller

12:00 p.m.
Silly Nilly the Clown
Fun with Twisted Balloons

1:00 p.m.
Mayor-President Melvin “Kip” Holden & public officials
EBRP Library Board of Control Members
State Librarian, Rebecca Hamilton

1:30 p.m.
Reception
Tours

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Apr 10
vintagelibraries:

Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County, Main Library, 1950s.

vintagelibraries:

Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County, Main Library, 1950s.


Apr 9
davenportlib:

"A book is a dream that you hold in your hand." -Neil Gaiman

davenportlib:

"A book is a dream that you hold in your hand." -Neil Gaiman

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Comics Review: East of West The Promise

Comics Review: East of West The Promise

East of West Volume 1  by Jonathan Hickman and Nick Dragotta. Reviewed by Adam St.Pierre.East_Of_West_Vol1

So after two consecutive reads, I think I’m ready to give reviewing this thing a shot. Jonathan Hickman and Nick Dragotta have done something wonderful here mixing serious science fiction, alternate history, and western elements to build a story that could easily garner as much attention as Saga has over the…

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Apr 8

Trying to carry out all the books I got at the library

yabookscentral:

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I’ve done this chin-carry many a time, and, sadly, it has ended this way.

Pretty much. 


Apr 7

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