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Limited re-opening of branches starting June 1st.

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BCLS DirectorBranches re-opening - a message from the director.

Imagine Your Story
Summer Reading Programs 2020 – June 1- July 31

Brazoria County’s Summer Reading Program has something for all ages. Join us and read for fun and prizes, participate in online crafts and enjoy all kinds of virtual programming for families, kids, teens, and adults!

Read for Prizes:
Kids read 15 hours for a Medal + Certificate + Slime + Crocodile Encounter Ticket + 1 entry each for Grand Prize & Quilt

Teens read 30 hours for a Journal + Felt-tip Markers + 1 entry each for Grand prize & Quilt

Adults read 40 hours for a PopSocket + entry for a Branch Prize

Reading can be logged on the Beanstack app, or on bclstx.beanstack.org or on the printed BCLS Reading Log.

When you complete Summer Reading, call the branch the day before you plan to pick up the prizes. This will give the staff time to gather your prizes and reduce your wait time.
Virtual Programs—most programs will be available through August, after its premier showing.
New programs each week:

Family Programs—Tuesdays @ 1:00 | Children’s Programs—Wednesdays @ 2:00 | Teen Programs—Thursdays @ 3:00

More than 27 different programs available online on YouTube and Facebook.

June Calendar    July Calendar
Information about Programs for Families: Nature Notes with the Texas Master-Cradle of Texas Chapter
Online Storytimes will continue throughout the summer. Each library branch will provide this virtual service to their patrons using Facebook Live. Please check the branch page for specific dates and times for Virtual Storytimes!
Curbside Pickup
Brazoria County Library System continues to offer curbside pickup of books placed on hold. Learn more about this service here.
Additional Resources for Learning, Reading and Fun!
Brazoria County Library System Resources—a BCLS Library Card is needed to access these resources.

BCLS eBranch – eBooks, eAudio Books, eMagazines and more, available with your library card
BiblioBoard — Write, create and publish your own work using this great service.
Gale Courses — Free online courses led by an instructor available for middle school through adult
World Book Encyclopedia — games, activities, STEM projects, and interesting articles for PreK-Adult
Sebco Books — eBook database for PreK-5 with an emphasis on Science topics. login:brazoria password:books
TumbleBook Library — Animated books for grades K-6
TumbleMath — Math based books for grades K-6
Teen Book Cloud — eBook database for grades 7-12

Other Resources
Scratch – Create stories, games and animations that you can share with others
Explore.org – Live Cams of different animals
Dad Lab — Easy to do experiments for young children
Signum University – Signum University holds free virtual summer camps in the month of July around different titles for all ages. View past programs and check back for their updated summer camp book lists!
Virtual Field Trips — Made available by The Educators’ Spin On It. Some of the sites include Colonial Williamsburg, different zoos around America, the Pyramids in Egypt, museums around the world, and much more!
No Bummer Summer Club — Where the goal is to have fun!