November is National Picture Book Month! As a children’s librarian, I love a good picture book, but what makes picture books so important? As children, picture books are our first form of literature. They are a bonding experience between parents, caregivers, teachers, and children. They allow us that first glimpse into worlds like our own […]
Election Day takes place on the Tuesday after the first Monday in November each year. This year, it’s November 3. On Election Day we cast our vote, or make our choice, on who we think should make the rules for America. We can cast our vote for our governors, senators, representatives, and even our President. Once […]
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!
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
By completing three of these activities, children can earn the How I Feel badge from Let’s Play School. Stop by your branch once the library reopens, so that your child can pick up their patch!
Children completing three of these activities can earn the Explore My World badge from Let’s Play School. When the library reopens, stop by your branch so that your child can pick up their patch! Go on a Color Hunt! Make a list of all the colors of the rainbow, then have your child find as […]
We know it’s hard to be stuck at home with little ones who have become used to a daily routine. We thought providing resources for doing an “at-home” storytime might help any families or little ones missing their weekly storytime routine at the library! Below are some songs, rhymes, and stories you can access from […]
Here you are a few days into COVID-19 restrictions, maybe working from home, and helping your children adjust to a life that includes remote learning, homeschooling, and social distancing. Maybe you could use a little inspiration and help with adjusting to your new normal. We’ve put together this great list of free resources that includes […]