Has life stressed you out? School, work, health, keeping up with chores, money, weight, pandemics, etc. Then Summer might be a good time to start a mindfulness routine, individually or as a family, that helps you chill out! Did you know that practicing mindfulness can actually change your brain and benefit you physically, cognitively, and […]
Laughter Really IS the Best Medicine!
Feeling stressed or anxious? We have an easy, fun, and free cure – laughter! It’s true: laughter really is strong medicine. There is no quicker or more dependable way to balance mind and body than a good laugh. Laughter boosts the immune system by causing a decrease in stress hormones and an increase in immune […]
Barnacles and Beaches
Put on your swimsuit, flip flops, and grab your sunscreen! Don’t forget your beach towel, bucket, and shovel for some sand! Let’s go on a beach walk! This week’s Summer Quest Badge is Barnacles and Beaches, and going on a beach walk is a great way to introduce this badge. Earning your badge is easy; […]
From reality television shows to scientific documentaries to museum exhibits – we are fascinated by stories of people unearthing the past. Archaeology is full of detective stories that capture our imagination. The Bucks County Free Library has great resources to fuel your search for discovery and your need for knowledge. Dig deep into our programs […]
Bucks County is lucky to be the home of some fantastic forestry with seven county parks, six state parks and three nature centers. They are all great places to explore nature and find your favorite new outdoor place. These parks are not just for hiking. Your family can identify trees and wildflowers, search for animals, listen to the birds chirping and leaves rustling, explore […]
WANTED: MONSTER HUNTER
Do you have the skills required to help us track down an elusive cryptid running loose through the library? Are you familiar with creatures of myth and legend? Have you seen Bigfoot? Review our requirements and then submit your application to help us catch this beast. All applicants will receive their Cryptozoologist badge for their […]
Governor Tom Wolf Invites You to Visit Your Library This Summer
Governor Tom Wolf invites you and all Pennsylvanians to connect with your local public library this summer and take advantage of its Summer Quest program. “Libraries across Pennsylvania are hosting Summer Quest, a fun free program for learners of all ages. From livestream events to physical activities to reading challenges and more, there’s something for […]
These Books Can Help Adults & Teens Earn Their 2020 Summer Quest Badges
Adults and teens who want to earn one or all of our six limited-edition Summer Quest badges can begin their quest by reading these books suggested by BCFL staff. Summer Quest kicks off on Saturday, June 20 with registration for Beanstack, our online reading site, opening that day. Learn more.
It’s Summer Quest Time!
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 […]
Summer Quest: Books for Kids
Help your kids grow their Summer Quest reading minutes with these great books. Don’t forget to have them log their minutes on a Summer Quest reading log! They’ll be able to use their minutes to vote for an animal donation to Heifer International.