This year’s Science in the Summer program is “The Science of Me.” This program invites children to explore various biological systems and how humans are alike and different from one another. Kids who are excited by this subject and want to learn more will enjoy reading these books:[Read more…] about Books on “The Science of Me”
Looking for books to read this summer break? Try checking out a Reading Olympics eBook or audiobook from cloudLibrary!
Reading Olympics is a county-wide reading program from the Bucks County Intermediate Unit for students in elementary and secondary schools. It is “designed to encourage children to read more by helping them discover the joy and excitement of reading,” while exposing them to quality literature on a variety of topics and writing styles.
The 2020 Reading Olympics book lists are now posted and are available here.
Download these titles to get a jump start this summer on checking these books off your to-read list!
— recommended by Jennifer M., Collection Management Coordinator
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
You’ve got me feeling emotions, deeper than I’ve ever dreamed of.
You’ve got me feeling emotions, higher than the heavens above.
– Mariah Carey
Sometimes we feel happy, and sometimes we feel bored. We feel angry, sad, hopeful, silly, and so much more. This month at the Quakertown Branch’s Discovery Studio Mood Room, you can explore all of your feelings, whatever they may be.
Here are some books to get you thinking about all of the different types of emotions you can feel.[Read more…] about Mood Room
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.
Graphic novels can be described as “novels using images, as well as words, to tell a story.” This genre includes so much more than the comic books it is usually associated with, and the popularity of graphic novels is on the rise with readers of all ages. But why should you read—or allow your child to read—graphic novels?
Graphic novels can be beneficial to readers because they: [Read more…] about The Benefits of Reading Graphic Novels
You are never too old for a children’s book. Oh so entertaining for their beautiful illustrations, some are silly, insightful, educational, and oh so wise. Inside these books are wonderful quotes on the power of love and the importance of sharing and realizing your potential. The lessons in these books aren’t just for kids. They are for the kid in all of us.
Take a look at these classic quotes from books and discover the power of a simple quote.[Read more…] about Inspirational Quotes from Children’s Books
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.
When bedtime rolls around it can feel like a never-ending process…baths, teeth to be brushed, pajamas, and then storytime. Doesn’t it feel like the kids always pick the longest book ever? Why not make storytime fun for you as well by reading the following books together? [Read more…] about Kids Books That’ll Make Grown-Ups Laugh, Too!