As of Monday, March 16, all 14 East Baton Rouge Parish Library locations will observe modified hours due to public health concerns:
Monday through Saturday
Open 10 am until 12:30 pm
Closed 12:30 – 2:30 pm for cleaning
Reopen 2:30 until 6 pm
Open 3 until 6 pm
This will allow staff to perform a substantial cleaning at more frequent intervals.
Telephone assistance to help with renewals, holds, reference and information requests, and technical support with accessing the Digital Library will be available at normal service hours at each location. Library Information Service is available at 225-231-3750. Hours and locations are listed on the website.
Drive-through Pickup/Drop Off windows are available during normal service hours at the Main Library on Goodwood, 7711 Goodwood Blvd. as well as at the Fairwood Branch Library, 12910 Old Hammond Highway. Drop-off boxes at all branches are still available.
The Library offers thousands of online resources available in its Digital Library for patrons who wish to maintain social distancing during this time. E-books, e-magazines, e-audiobooks, streaming media including music, films, documentaries, and concerts are freely available to any patron with a current East Baton Rouge Parish Library card. www.ebrpl.com/digital.html.
Special resources designed for young children include: Miss Humblebee’s Academy; Pebble Go; Sesame Street E-books; Early World of Learning; Scholastic Watch and Learn.
Additionally; Children’s Services staff maintains a curated list of suggested sites on their home page: www.ebrpl.com/Kids/index.html including Fun Stuff for Kids, Preschool Resources, Museums with “digital” tours, Parenting info, and of course, homework help.
Library staff have also created and posted more than 40 Bedtime Storytime videos on their Facebook Page, accessible from the Library Kids Page or viawww.facebook.com/EBRPLKids.
Fun Resources geared to elementary students include: Tumble Books; Tumble Book Cloud Jr; Tumble Math; Pebble Go Next; Abdo Zoom; Scholastic Flix Collection: ScienceFlix; TrueFlix; BookFlix; and FreedomFlix; Muzzy Language Learning; OverDrive eReading Room.
Resources geared especially to teens include: TeenBookCloud; OverDrive; Kanopy
Homework Help for all ages:
SPECIAL INTEREST: Brain HQ; CreativeBug; AtoZ World Food; Mango Languages; Pronunciator; Signing Savvy; Hobbies and Craft Reference Center; Home Improvement Reference Center; HeritageQuest; Fold 3; Baton Rouge Digital Archives.
Many Library programs, public meetings and events been canceled. The Library’sonline calendar will be updated frequently to indicate any new cancellations.
Tools and resources on the coronavirus (COVID-19) can be found on the Infoguide at ebrpl.libguides.com/coronavirus.