This summer, banish backseat squabbles, highway boredom, and endless refrains of “Are we there yet?” If you’re planning a long road trip with the family, audiobooks can make the journey as exciting as the destination! So, let the adventure begin![Read more…] about Books for the Road: Kids Edition
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”
As you’re packing for the shore, make sure you remember the essentials: snacks, sunscreen, and something to read! If you’re looking for something fun and easy to toss in your beach bag, consider making one of these page-turners your next beach read.[Read more…] about Beach Reads for the Summer of 2019
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 Kathleen L., Collection Management Librarian
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
What makes you laugh? Why are some jokes funny and dad jokes aren’t?
Probably the best way to make a joke less funny is to explain it. But The Humor Code: a Global Search for What Makes Things Funny tries anyway to take humor seriously. A psychology professor and a journalist travel around the world to find out what is universally (or at least globally) funny.
Try these on for a laugh:
- Jokelopedia: the biggest, best, silliest, dumbest joke book ever!
- Just Joking Sidesplitters: 300 hilarious jokes about everything, including tongue twisters, riddles, and more!
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!