Bon’App Healthy Eating Program

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Do all those confusing nutrition labels leave you scratching your head? Register with Bon’App – A Better Calorie Counter! Bon’App, a mobile app (on iPhone or Android) and website, provides personalized nutritional information in a simple language to help you understand what’s in your food.

The East Baton Rouge Parish Library is partnering with Bon’App in an effort to help members learn how to make healthier food choices. Everyone is encouraged to sign-up for this free, healthy eating program. Those who register will be asked to complete a short survey, and use Bon’App each day for the next few months. Participants will receive weekly nutrition newsletters, and have the chance to win great prizes.

Registration is now open via the EBRPL website. Find out more on our Bon’App InfoGuide and take the survey.

After registering, participants may access Bon’App via their homepage.

Get the free app for Apple devices from the iTunes Store

Get the free app for Android devices from the Google play Store

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Food for Fines Totals

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In the month of December, we ran a program where for each item of food donated to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank, a dollar would be taken off a person’s library fines. Thanks to everyone who participated!

The grand total from this year’s Food for Fines food drive is 15,482 pounds, which is equivalent to 12,901 meals. Below is the breakdown per branch:

· Baker: 857 pounds

· Bluebonnet: 1,664 pounds

· Carver: 668 pounds

· Central: 807 pounds

· Delmont: 948 pounds

· Eden Park: 685 pounds

· Main Library: 4,091 pounds

· Greenwell Springs: 1,317 pounds

· Jones Creek: 1,852 pounds

· Pride-Chaneyville: 227 pounds

· River Center: 228 pounds

· Scotlandville: 514 pounds

· Zachary: 1,624 pounds

Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank

Food for Fines Returns

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We are excited to announce the return of Food For Fines! You can bring a non-perishable food item to the library to donate to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank and for each item you bring, $1 will be waived from any late fee fines you have! This program will run until December 30.

Food donations must be non-perishable and unopened. For more information visit the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank website.

Here are some examples of acceptable food types:

  • Canned Vegetables
  • Canned Soups
  • Dried Beans
  • Canned Meats
  • Flour
  • Rice
  • Peanut Butter
  • Pasta
  • Corn Meal
  • Breakfast and Cereal Bars
  • Any Canned, Bagged or Boxed Non-perishable Food

Reduce your fines for a great cause!

2012 Louisiana Book Festival


The Louisiana Book Festival is back is on Saturday, October 27! If you haven’t been before, then make this year your first year. It’s a fun day out. The event will feature over 225 authors, poets and panelists. There are workshops, panel discussions, book signings, storytelling and entertainment for all ages.

The book festival takes place around the grounds of the Louisiana State Capitol. This is Louisiana, so you can be assured there will be wonderful music and delicious food. Admission is FREE! For more information visit the Louisiana Book Festival website.

EBRPL will of course be down there, and we’d love for you to come and visit us and say hello!