MOST REQUESTED BOOK: “The Help” by Kathryn Stockett?

MOST CHECKED OUT? BOOK:? “CRAZY: A Father’s Search through America’s Mental Health Madness”? by Pete Earley? (The “Summer One Book One Community” title)

MOST CHECKED OUT? AUDIOBOOK: “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” by J.K. Rowling

MOST CHECKED OUT? DVD: “Unstoppable”

MOST CHECKED OUT CD: “Illuminations” by Josh Groban


Going on a road trip? The East Baton Rouge Parish Main Library offers the Playaway View for check-out, a portable video player that presents stories to children. The players are preloaded with six to eight titles, perfect for keeping kids entertained in the car or at home after school.


Does the library have a brochure available to people who have just moved to the Baton Rouge area and are trying to learn about venues, eateries, schools?

The library does not have such a brochure; however, there are organizations that provide that type of information. Visit,, and for information on living and visiting Baton Rouge. Also, if you live here and would like to use the library, call (225) 231-3745 to ask about getting a library card.

Each June, The Advocate publishes a special section for people new to the area. The “Where We Live” section lists schools, attractions and surrounding town info.

Also, the first Friday of each month, The Advocate’s Fun section has an updated list of restaurants by kind of food served. For a free copy of “Where We Live,” call (225) 388-0319.

My child is struggling academically, and I am looking for affordable tutoring sessions for the upcoming school year. Does the library offer this service and at low or no cost?

Visit the Volunteers in Public Schools website at to browse a list of tutors. We also have homework help online at