We close out our 2019 Staff Picks with our most popular category: Adult Fiction. These 31 titles include mysteries, family sagas, historical fiction, sci-fi, fantasy, and translations. See other Staff Picks for 2019 here.[Read more…] about Staff Picks 2019 – Adult Fiction
This year’s Adult Nonfiction Staff Picks highlight 18 books that include titles focused on true crime, celebrity memoirs, and climate change, as well as tales from a mortician and a psychotherapist.
See other Staff Picks for 2019 here.[Read more…] about Staff Picks 2019 – Adult Nonfiction
The Young Adult books our staff loved best this year include graphic novels, fantasy, and coming of age novels. See other Staff Picks for 2019 here.[Read more…] about Staff Picks 2019 – Young Adult Books
As we head into the end of the year — and the end of the decade! — it’s time for our annual Staff Picks. This is the fifth year we’ve asked staff to name their favorite books published in the calendar year. Here are the children’s books they enjoyed most. See other Staff Picks for 2019 here.
We also highly recommend the books listed in our annual Books Make Perfect Gifts feature, which includes titles for young readers, from babies to young adults.[Read more…] about Staff Picks 2019: Children’s Books
We’re thrilled to announce our new badge program for children ages 3—5: Let’s Play School!
With Let’s Play School children can complete challenges to earn cloth patches, and they’ll have fun while working on core language, motor, and cognitive skills.
Visit your branch to pick up Let’s Play School activity cards or download them from our website. Check our Events calendar, too, for information on special Let’s Play School storytimes taking place at our branches.
Every day at the library, we see hundreds of stories unfold at our branches: a child discovers the love of reading; a caregiver learns how to better assist an aging parent; a local nonprofit meets in our conference room… We are proud to be a part of your story and grateful for the many ways that you’ve impacted ours this year.[Read more…] about Our Stories Begin With You. Help Us to Write the Next Chapter.
If you have young readers on your holiday shopping list, we’re here to help! From board books to picture books, from easy readers to graphic novels and young adult fiction, we have suggestions to help you find the perfect gifts.
To make it easier for you, we’ve created bookmarks listing these titles — take them along while shopping, then use them to mark your spot in whatever book you’re reading. Stop by your branch to pick up the bookmarks. We’ll have them while supplies last.[Read more…] about Books Make Perfect Gifts
Seasons are changing. Kids are in school, and we’re coming in from the outdoors and getting ready for winter. One of the things that may change is what foods we choose to eat, how we prepare them, and share them with our friends and families. If you feel that you are stuck in a rut, below are some cookbooks that may inspire you to expand your horizons.[Read more…] about Stuck in a Cooking Rut? These Cookbooks Can Help!
Do you want to turn your family stories into comics or graphic novels?
“I can’t draw,” you say. Neither can I, but I make comics and graphic novels anyway. Children don’t care about skill, they just love stories about you, their parents, or other family members.
I use regular pens, pencils and paper, a composition book, and a photo copier. My most exotic tool is a Non-Photo Blue Pencil. You draw with the blue pencil, then ink over the pencil marks. The blue pencil marks do not show when you photocopy, so you can make mistakes and fix them easily before inking and copying the final product.[Read more…] about Write Your Own Graphic Novel
Beginning November 1, Bucks County Free Library will no longer purchase new e-books from Macmillan Publishers. This is because Macmillan has announced that, starting November 1, libraries will only be allowed to buy one copy of Macmillan’s new e-books for the first eight weeks of publication. A major publisher, Macmillan is the parent company of several popular imprints such as: Tor; Henry Holt; Farrar, Straus & Giroux; St. Martin’s Press; and Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group. You can see a full list of Macmillan imprints here.[Read more…] about BCFL Announces Publisher Boycott