Hip hip hooray, September 18 is Read an E-book Day! To celebrate, we thought we would share with you a few of our recent favorite e-book titles available through the library’s digital resources, cloudLibrary and Hoopla. So, switch on your tablet, fire up your Kindle Fire, open up your app or browser, and LET’S READ![Read more…] about Celebrate Read an eBook Day!
What is Patriot Day?
It is a reminder of both terrible and hopeful things.
It is a day we remember the attacks on the Twin Towers, World Trade Center, and Pentagon in 2001. It is a day we remember the lives lost to this tragedy. It is a day we remember the feelings of being scared and lost.
It’s also a reminder of hope. While we remember the lives lost on September 11, 2001, we do not forget them. Each year, we do our best to do better. We do our best to not live in fear, but live in hope. Hope that by banding together, we stand united as one force. Hope that by believing in kindness and goodness that we are not defeated.
It is a difficult day, but a day we still need to remember and observe. It can also be a difficult day to talk about, or even imagine.
Literature is a wonderful way to learn and understand more about different perspectives. Assembled here are some young adult novels that show different perspectives and lives changed due to September 11, 2001.
So whether you lived through it, learned from it, or are learning about it, here are some books to help us remember and to hope.[Read more…] about Young Adult Novels About Patriot Day
Summer may be winding down, but warmer temperatures will be with us for a while. So, to get your mind off the warmth and mugginess of late summer in Pennsylvania, we’ve pulled together some books set during the winter (or in a snowy climate) to help you “cool off” or at least imagine that you’re somewhere colder!
Let us know if these quick “trips” to colder temps have helped you weather the weather! (I just couldn’t stop myself with that pun.)[Read more…] about Cool Off With These Wintry Books!
Looking for all of those Baby-Sitters Club stories by Ann M. Martin that you know and love from the past? Join Kristy, Claudia, Stacey, Mary Anne, Dawn, and their friends as they re-emerge in new formats, while continuing to embark on epic adventures.
While the original book series has long been out-of-print, there are still many ways to enjoy the Baby-Sitters Club stories today:[Read more…] about The Baby-Sitters Club Stories are Still in Business!
Check out a Bob Books set and begin your child’s journey to reading books independently!
What are Bob Books?
Bob Books is a true first reader series, designed to make helping your child learn to read simple and straightforward. Bob Books foster success, confidence, and a love of books in children that are learning to read. Each Bob Books set is packaged with 12 books. Parents and teachers keep coming back to this series because the clean layout, short words, and simple phonics make learning to read a fun and natural step for children.
How Does it Work?[Read more…] about Help Your Child Achieve Reading Success with Bob Books
The 2020 Summer Olympics may be postponed, but Reading Olympics goes on, and we’ve got the titles you want in print and digital format!
Check out the Reading Olympics 2021 Shelf in cloudLibrary to download ebook and e-audiobook titles. Visit your branch to pick up print titles or place holds through our catalog and use Curbside Pickup to get your books.[Read more…] about Conquer Your Reading Olympics List with Help from the Library
Summer Quest, BCFL’s favorite time of the year, will return on Saturday, June 20, bringing with it six weeks of fun.
This year, because of COVID-19, Summer Quest will be different. We’ll still be tracking reading minutes, earning limited-edition badges, and enjoying live performances together. But all of this fun will take place online so that we can stay safe.
Visit our Summer Quest page for all the details you need to know about: our Beanstack Reading Challenge; limited-edition badges; schedule of performers, and Quick Bite Videos.
We can’t wait for you to play, learn, create, and explore with the library for a summer full of fun!
Recent protests throughout the country have left me feeling the need to educate myself more about issues surrounding racial justice, and how I can make a difference.
Here are some resources I’m finding useful – maybe you will too.[Read more…] about Resources for Learning More About Racial Justice
Looking for that just-right eBook or eAudiobook for your child or teen? Try searching cloudLibrary’s all new digital shelves curated by our BCFL librarians for a variety of interests, subjects, and reading levels.
For school-age kids learning at home, engage in the beautiful outdoors with an exciting backyard adventure, nature project, outside maker lab, or explore cool maps and geocaching by visiting our new digital STEM eBook shelf. On rainy days, take on a new cleaning project by exploring Junk Drawer Physics or be a pastry chef with a baking experience in the kitchen. With these new titles, the hands-on learning possibilities are endless![Read more…] about New Kids and Teens Reads Now Available on cloudLibrary
Missing storytime? We are too!
Although there is absolutely no substitute for gathering together to read each week with our library friends, we have been excited to see some of our favorite celebrities and authors stepping up to share stories and activities while the world is hunkered down at home. Stories can provide comfort and can help us find joy — or even just a little distraction — when times are rough and scary. Here’s a rundown of some of the best of what’s out there![Read more…] about Online Storytime Round-up: Celebrity Edition