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Posted on: November 13, 2019

SML goes green with electronic notices starting November 22

Switch to Email notices

We are going green! Beginning Friday, November 22, the library will begin sending electronic notices to patrons for overdue books and holds pickups. The change will eliminate the need for paper mailings sent to customer homes.

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Posted on: November 11, 2019

Explore history & discover your roots with the SML Genealogy Department

SML Genealogy hosts classes this November

Our Genealogy Department invites you to explore history and discover your family roots this November. Throughout the month, the Genealogy Department will host a series of classes and workshops highlighting tools and resources available at the library to a...

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Posted on: November 18, 2019

Enjoy a night of Harry Potter-themed fun at our Yule Ball!

Yule Ball 2019

Save the date! We are going to throw a party like you’ve never seen! Come to the Yule Ball, and get ready to be amazed. This Harry Potter-themed dance party will take place on Friday, December 6 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at our Main Branch! St...

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Posted on: November 19, 2019

Shreve Memorial Library Friends host Christmas Book Sale

Christmas Book Sale

Take care of your holiday shopping during the Shreve Memorial Library Friends Christmas Book Sale! The sale will take place Wednesday, December 5 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at our Main Branch, located at 424 Texas Street in downtown Shreveport. The sale will m...

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Posted on: November 5, 2019

SML to forgive fines for canned goods over the holidays

Food for Thought Amnesty Days

We will once again offer amnesty to customers with overdue fines this holiday season. “Food for Thought” Amnesty Days will begin Monday, November 11 and continue through Friday, December 20. Library customers may bring a non-perishable...

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Posted on: November 4, 2019

Harry Potter Escape Room brings fun and puzzles to Main Branch

Harry Potter Escape Room

Can you make it out of our Harry Potter Escape Room? Challenge yourself this November and December at Main Branch as we offer this program for ages 10 and up. Call to make a reservation for a Thursday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. or Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon...

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Posted on: October 31, 2019

Write a novel in a month during NaNoWriMo

NaNoWriMo

Can you write a 50,000-word novel in a month? Writers across the country do just that by joining in National Novel Writing Month in November, and we’re here at the library to offer support and resources for budding creative writers up to the cha...

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Posted on: November 1, 2019

Oil City Branch will be closed until further notice

Branch Closure

Due to maintenance issues, our Oil City Branch will remain closed until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience.  We do not currently know when the repairs will be made or when the branch will reopen. All other branches are currently o...

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Posted on: November 8, 2019

Thinking Money for Kids Exhibition comes to SML December 11 to January 29

Thinking Money for Kids

We are going to host a traveling exhibition designed to teach kids and their families about money, thanks to a competitive national grant from the American Library Association (ALA) and the FINRA Investor Education Foundation.

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Posted on: November 5, 2019

SML Make & Go to host programs on the Fibonacci sequence

Fibonacci sequence

Our new Mobile Makerspace, the SML Make & Go, will visit branches this November and December for art programs about the Fibonacci sequence. Children and families can join us for these hands-on STEAM programs at our libraries.

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Posted on: November 4, 2019

SML partners with LSU-Shreveport for MLA Showcase Lectures

MLA Showcase Lectures at HSC

This October, we are excited to partner with LSU-Shreveport for a series of free lectures at our Broadmoor Branch! The MLA Showcase Lectures will feature LSU-Shreveport faculty members and students presenting their expertise and research in presentations ...

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Posted on: November 4, 2019

SML Art Club spotlights American artists in November and December

SML Art Club

Teens and adults can come create their own works of art inspired by two great American artists this November and December at the library. SML Art Club will spotlight the works of Dale Chihuly and Keith Haring during programs for ages 10 and older. No regi...

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Posted on: October 31, 2019

SML and North Louisiana Civil Rights Coalition to present the Legacy Series

Legacy Series

We are proud to partner with the North Louisiana Civil Rights Coalition to present the Legacy Series, a new set of programs that will highlight historic moments in African American history. The series will take place the first Tuesday of the month, from 5...

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Posted on: November 1, 2019

Hamilton/South Caddo Branch hosts Grow with Google Workshops

Grow with Google

We are officially a “Grow with Google” partner, and the Hamilton/South Caddo Branch is hosting Grow with Google workshops in November and December. Grow with Google is a new digital literacy initiative aimed at helping libraries and ot...

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Posted on: November 4, 2019

Shreve Memorial Library to close over Thanksgiving

SML to close over Thanksgiving

All branches of Shreve Memorial Library will be closed on Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Branches resume their normal hours on Saturday, November 30.

We hope you have a great holiday with friends and family!

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Posted on: August 20, 2019

After School Feeding Programs return to the library

After School Feeding Programs return to SML

We are partnering once again with the Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana to offer an after-school feeding and enrichment program. Select Shreve Memorial Library locations will offer the program to students and children up to age 18.

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Posted on: August 7, 2019

Get free homework help with Homework Louisiana!

Homework Louisiana

Are you ready for the new school year? Make sure you use Homework Louisiana with your library card! Homework Louisiana provides free one-on-one tutoring, whether you are in kindergarten or college.

Live tutors are available Sunday through Thursday from 2 p...

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Posted on: July 1, 2019

Sci-Port passes now available at Shreve Memorial Library

Check out Sci-Port passes

The motto for Shreve Memorial Library is “Dream. Discover. Do.” And a new program at our library gives a whole new meaning to “Do,” as patrons can now check out an experience — a visit to Sci-Port: Louisia...

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Posted on: May 23, 2019

Shreve Memorial Library now offers Fire Insurance Maps online

Fire Insurance Maps online

Local history enthusiasts will be excited to learn that we now offer Fire Insurance Maps online (FIMo). This online historical map tool will only be available at our Broadmoor Branch, Main Branch, and Hamilton/South Caddo Branch.

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Posted on: April 1, 2019

Share your love of the library on social media!

SML Ambassadors

At Shreve Memorial Library, we love our online community of social media fans, and that is why we invite you to become a social media ambassador! Becoming an SML Ambassador is one way for you to help us show the value of the library and introduce others t...

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Posted on: February 26, 2019

Travel the world and learn about new cultures during our new reading challenge

Read Around the World Reading Challenge

Beginning March 1, 2019 through March 1, 2020, children ages 6-10 can sign up for the Read Around the World reading challenge at the library. The goal of the program is for children to read books that broaden their view of other cultures and places.

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Posted on: January 28, 2019

Have a question? Use Ask-A-Librarian!

Ask-A-Librarian Service

Did you know that we have a handy way for you to ask us questions on the go? Use our Ask-A-Librarian service to chat or text with a librarian in real time if you have a question you need answered.

With Ask-A-Librarian, you can interact with a librarian usi...

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Posted on: November 5, 2018

Get your child reading with 1000 Books Before Kindergarten!

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Shreve Memorial Library is excited to announce a program to encourage early children’s literacy. 1000 Books Before Kindergarten will let patrons keep track of how many books their children read. The goal of the program is to read to your child every day a...

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