The next board meeting will take place on Tuesday, February 19 at 6 p.m. at the Doylestown District Center Library, 150 South Pine Street, Doylestown.
All Bucks County Free Library branches will be closed on Monday, February 18 in observance of Presidents’ Day.
Also closed for the holiday will be: Fallsington Library, Free Library of New Hope and Solebury, Free Library of Northampton Township, Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Library, Morrisville Free Library, Pipersville Free Library, Southampton Free Library, Township Library of Lower Southampton, and Warminster Township Free Library.
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
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!
Thank you for having a library card and for recognizing the value that the Bucks County Free Library brings to this community. We are grateful to celebrate another successful year, made possible by your patronage and support.
In addition to traditional library services like book lending, we offered a variety of exciting opportunities to encourage literacy and enrich the lives of Bucks County residents in 2018. From Sensory Storytimes to small business workshops, from The Backyard to Penn’s Little Village, from computer cubicles to reading nooks, we were proud to serve you. [Read more…] about Thank You for a Wonderful Year!
Having a party over the holidays? Visit us and check out some of our brand new party supply toys and kits!
Throw a New Year’s Eve dance party featuring our new karaoke machine with spinning light disco ball. Challenge your family and friends to a few rounds of Cornhole, jumbo checkers, or bingo. Add fun to your work party with our new Bluetooth speaker and projector. Or plan a children’s birthday party any time of the year using some of the toy sets listed below! [Read more…] about Check Out Our New Party Supplies!
We’re closing out our 2018 Staff Picks lists with Best Adult Nonfiction. The titles suggested focus on true crime, memoir, history, and the opioid crisis.
We are transitioning away from the buckslib.org Mobile app by Boopsie, which will no longer be available after December 7.
If you currently use the mobile app, you can receive the same features, with more consistent results, by accessing our catalog directly on your smart phone. Just create a buckslib.org/catalog bookmark on your browser, and you will have quick access to search the catalog and use the “My Account” feature to renew your items.
Of all our Staff Picks 2018 lists, the one for Best Adult Fiction is the longest! With recommendations that include mysteries, thrillers, literary fiction, sci-fi/fantasy, and more, this list has suggestions that will have you reading long into the next year.
See 2018 Staff Picks for Children’s Books, Young Adult Literature, and Adult Nonfiction. [Read more…] about Staff Picks 2018: Best Adult Fiction