Celebrate Black History Month with these reads for kids and teens. Titles include biographies of well-known and lesser-known historical figures, graphic novels, and picture books. [Read more…] about Children’s and Young Adult Books for Black History Month
Archives for January 2019
In honor of Black History Month, check out these books highlighting the lives of African Americans and their contributions to American culture, politics, and society. [Read more…] about Adult Reads for Black History Month
Playing board games is entertaining, but that is only one benefit of board game playing. There has been quite a resurgence in the popularity of board games, and for many people, playing board games connects them with their past. A few of the many benefits are the following. [Read more…] about Benefits of Playing Board Games
When it’s too cold to venture outside, it’s the perfect time to stay inside and read. Settle in with a blanket and your favorite hot beverage, and get ready to be pulled into one of these great reads.
As Long as We Both Shall Live by Joann Chaney
Chaney grabs readers with her opening line: “If you try to kill your wife without a plan, you will fail.” It’s advice Matt Evans neglects to heed.
Matt and Marie have been married more than twenty years. They have two daughters in college, and like many couples, their marriage has become routine. To try to rekindle some of the magic, they plan a hiking weekend, something they both enjoy. They head for Rocky Mountain National Park near their home. Marie, taking a selfie, falls off a cliff into the river very far below. No one could survive such a fall. [Read more…] about Great Reads for Cold Winter Nights
We’ll help your child learn to code without a computer with Unplugged Coding, a free program starting in February for children in grades 1-5. It will be offered at all seven Bucks County Free Library branches.
Take a look at our online calendar to see when Unplugged Coding will be offered at your branch. Online registration is required. [Read more…] about Unplugged Coding: Teaching Your Child to Code Without a Computer
Break out the band with the library’s collection of musical instruments for a variety of ages! Playing music can bring much joy and has the potential to enhance many skills.
Try out our Rock and Roll It SpecDrum and Rainbow Piano to learn how to play beautiful tunes with the included play-by-color songbooks. Or check out any of the library’s instruments and musical toys listed below to let your melodious imagination and creativity begin today! [Read more…] about Music is Fun for Everyone!
Why buy tools when you can borrow them from the library? When the Check Engine light goes on, or you need to locate studs in a wall, or you want to know just how much energy your appliances are consuming, check out one of the tools in our new tool collection.
Browse the entire tool collection in our catalog by searching for BCFL Tool Collection.
Car Engine Fault Code Reader: determine the cause of the Check Engine Light on most 1996 and newer vehicles. Tool can turn off Check Engine Light, clear codes and reset monitors. Contains a built-in lookup library.
Infrared Thermometer: point, aim, and measure temperature. For use in cooking, auto maintenance, and home repairs. Measures from -58F to 716F.
Kill A Watt Electricity Usage Monitor: connect to household appliances and count consumption by the kilowatt hour. Use it to calculate electrical expenses.
Laser Measure: includes multiple measurement modes like distance, volume, area measurement, continuous measurement, and measurement by Pythagoras. Two bubble levels provide precise measurement; accuracy: ±1/16 inch; measuring range up to 131 feet.
Magnetic Torpedo Level: top-read magnetic level with rubber ends. Water resistant, with pipe groove for use on rounded surfaces.
Measuring Wheel: designed to accurately measure up to 9,999 feet in a variety of environments. Has reset button, kickstand, and carrying bag.
Snap Chalk Line: features 100 feet of braided line and positive gear-lock line hold. Also features a folding crank, large fill neck, and a tool to facilitate line replacement.
Stud Finder: features task-dependent scanning modes. Scan for wood/metal studs up to 1-1/2 inches deep, metal (such as 1/2 rebar) up to 2.36 inches deep, and live unshielded AC wires up to 2 inches deep.
We’ve increased the number of titles you can check out on cloudLibrary from three to five! That means more e-books and e-audiobooks are available for you to stream or download right now.
Is the title you want currently unavailable? Then put a hold on it. We’ve increased your hold limit, too, from four titles to six titles. With more than 12,500 titles available in cloudLibrary, you’re sure to find the perfect book to read.
What are you waiting for? Get started reading and listening now. [Read more…] about More cloudLibrary Reads for You!
Hoopla is a digital service that brings to your devices an enormous selection of music, movies, audiobooks, comics, and television shows. No placing holds, no waiting for delivery, no disappointed kids – you can borrow instantly up to 10 items per month with your library card.
The selections are vast – so I am going to focus on the fun of choosing materials for children of all ages. Have you ever been trapped in a car with a grumpy toddler on a long road trip? Waited for a long time in the doctor’s office waiting room? Here are some fun ways to make that time fly. [Read more…] about Hoopla for Kids