All Bucks County Free Library branches and District Member libraries will be closed on Thursday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day.
Beginning Monday, June 24, the Bensalem and Levittown branches will offer free lunches to children 18 years and younger.
The branches will serve lunch four times a week on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 12 to 1 p.m. The program ends on August 15.[Read more…] about Free Summer Meals at the Library
Join us on Saturday, June 22, when Summer Quest kicks off at all branches. We’ll have GIANT games, bubbles, face painting, crafts, and more! Learn about this summer’s limited-edition badges, pick up reading logs for the whole family, and enter our social media contest for a chance to win 6 VIP TICKETS to a Summer Quest performance on Saturday, June 29.
Summer Quest features a variety of free, fun activities to help kids stay active, expand knowledge, and engage with the community when school is out.
During Summer Quest families will find: entertainers and animals touring the branches, limited-edition Badge Squad: Summer Quest badges, a Design Your Own Badge contest, reading challenges, hands-on STEM activities, sensory experiences, physical challenges, arts and crafts, and storytimes.
Join our team as a volunteer, and share your unique talents with others. Whatever your interests and skills, we have the right volunteer opportunity for you.
Are you interested in working with our collection? We have opportunities for Book Sale Assistants, Building and Grounds Caregivers, Collection Care Assistants, Holds Processors, and Shelf Organizers.
Do you enjoy working with people? Volunteer to be a Community Ambassador, Computer Coach, e-Library Coach, Greeter, or Special Events Assistant.
If you enjoy working with children, you can volunteer to be a Book Buddy, Early Learning Assistant, Lunch Program Assistant, or Summer Quest Assistant.
You can apply online or in person at any of our seven branches. Volunteers must be 12 or older. Learn more about what is required and apply on our Volunteer page.
Online registration for GSK Science in the Summer™ begins at noon on Tuesday, May 14. A free science education program for students entering second through sixth grade, GSK Science in the Summer™ will be offered at 17 library locations in Bucks County in June and July.
This year’s theme is The Science of Me, which invites children to explore both the biological systems that make humans fundamentally alike and the elements that interact to create a unique individual. Through engaging, hands-on exploration, students will discover how food becomes our body’s fuel, where oxygen goes when we breathe it, how our brains interpret the world, and what role DNA plays in making us who we are.
To see program dates and times at your library, view the program schedule.
GSK Science in the Summer™ is sponsored by GSK and offered in partnership with The Franklin Institute.
Registration for GSK Science in the Summer™ is online only and fills up quickly. To register, visit the GSK Science in the Summer™ registration site.
Your Bucks County Free Library card now gives you unlimited digital access to Consumer Reports Online. For more than 80 years, the experts at Consumer Reports have provided unbiased, reliable information, ratings, and reviews that help consumers make educated decisions. Now the library can help you access that information for free, helping you to choose the right products and services for you and your family.
With more than 9,000 product/service reviews and money-saving tips on purchasing appliances, automobiles, electronics, food, products for kids and babies, and more, Consumer Reports provides smarter choices for a better world.
To get started using Consumer Reports via the web or mobile apps, visit our e-library. You do not need to log in if you are accessing the resource while in the library. To access Consumer Reports outside of the library, you will need to log in using your user ID (library card number) and pin.
This resource is made possible through the support of the Hamilton G. Disbrow Trust.
We’re collecting children’s books for prize awards during the month of May and need your help.
Please donate new and gently used children’s books (preschool to 12th grade) to the Service Desk at your branch from May 1 to 31.
To see hours for your branch, visit our Locations page.
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!