Open House at the Library

Join us for the next OH events 3:30 – 4:30pm:

  • Tuesday, April 23rd  3:30 – 4:30
  • Thursday May 9 and Tuesday, May 21

Enjoy your space with games, computers, books, and more!  Snacks will be available for sale to support upcoming library events.

BNS students can join with their adult. BCS students can join with or without their adult.
woman and girl reading
Kicking back at Open House

Poem in Your Pocket Day – 4/18

Girls with pocket-sized poems

Here are two for you:


The fog comes
on little cat feet.

It sits looking
over harbor and city
on silent haunches
and then moves on.

–Carl Sandburg

There was an Old Man with a Beard

There was an Old Man with a beard,
Who said, “It is just as I feared!—
Two Owls and a Hen, four Larks and a Wren,
Have all built their nests in my beard.

Edward Lear

Books and Body Image

From A Mighty Girl, a list of ten body image positive books for mighty girls (or anyone, for that matter), along with additional resources.

From the web site:

” • 42% of 1st – 3rd grade girls want to be thinner.
• Girls’ self-esteem peaks at 9 years old.
• By age 10, 80% of girls report being afraid of becoming fat.

Most of us have seen statistics like these and know that body image is an important issue for girls but many parents find cultivating a positive body image in their daughters challenging, especially given all of the messages in the media about girls’ and women’s appearances.”

The site list includes “several selections each for young, middle, and young adult readers, as well as a book specifically for parents”, and links to resources for further discussion and reading.

Author Laura Hulbert Visits BNS

Laura Hulbert, author of Who Has This Tail? visited all of the pre-k and kindergarten classes this morning. A great time was had by all and everyone learned a lot about how different kinds of animals use their tails. Laura signed copies of her book which the library will distribute to each pre-k and kindergarten classroom.

Buy copies of Who Has This Tail? or Laura’s other book, Who Has These Feet? from the BNS iStore!


Bomb: The Race to Build—and Steal—the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin

This book would be a great spy film!   This well-crafted version of the race to build the ultimate weapon is based on exciting scientific discovery, espionage and war drama.  As World War II and a small experiment demonstrating fission rock the status quo, several characters’ involvement deepen.  Readers follow:  Harry Gold, the spy and schmoe in Pennsylvania reluctantly(?) working for the Soviet Union; Oppenheimer, the nutty professor and scientific genius with his humongous, secret team of geniuses; and Knut Haukelid, the Norwegian resistance fighter.  While the race for the bomb was exciting, the book deals with the destruction  and arms race matter-of-factly.  Some pictures and bibliography are great enhancements to the book.

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