This July 20th marks the 50th anniversary of the first humans landing on the Moon, a defining moment of the 20th century. Relive the excitement of Neil Armstrong’s giant leap, or take a small step towards learning more about Apollo 11, with these books and movies.[Read more…] about One Giant Leap for Mankind
Psst… have you heard the latest Hollywood gossip? No?! Neither have we because we are too busy checking out our five favorite children’s books written by celebs instead.
Oh, celebrities, they’re just like us. They go through airport security, and walk their dogs, and listen to podcasts. SAME! But whether they eat bread or take the bus, these celebs are still setting themselves apart by adding “Children’s Book Author” to their resumes.
Move over Kardashians, we’re talking lifestyles of the writing rich and famous.[Read more…] about Children’s Books By Celebrities
Now that summer’s here, you may be thinking about lounging by the pool and hosting a barbecue. Let us help!
First things first: are you looking for a new grill? No, you can’t check one out from the library. (Yet.) But did you know your Bucks County library card gives you access to Consumer Reports online? Check out their ranking of the Best Gas Grills of the Year before you go shopping! To “unlock” Consumer Reports’ Gas Grill Ratings, make sure to access Consumer Reports through our e-Library.
Once your grill is ready to go, don’t forget to check out our cookbook collection to get inspiration for your next cookout. Maybe one of these titles will spark your interest:[Read more…] about Time to Get Grilling!
If you’re planning a summer vacation, don’t forget to stop by your local library – we can help!
You can find travel guides in the nonfiction section of your local library between the call numbers 914-919, or by doing a subject search in the catalog for “guidebooks.” You’ll find guides to popular regions and cities in the U.S. and around the world! Need some suggestions? Check out these recent arrivals: [Read more…] about Start Planning Your Vacation
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
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