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Wild About Books at the Nature Center!

Join us outside at the E.L. Johnson Nature Center this fall for a story time, craft, and outdoor activity!

Saturdays, 10 – 11:30 a.m.

  • September 18
  • October 16
  • November 20

Register at www.bloomfield.org/trees

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“Talk Like a Pirate” Digital Book Display

International “Talk Like a Pirate Day” is on Sunday, September 19. Click around our digital book display where in addition to reading some great pirate books on Hoopla, you can take a quiz to find out your pirate name, learn a new pirate joke, find out the meaning to your favorite pirate phrases, and more!

Youth Databases Homework Help

Homework Databases

Whether your child needs to research for an assignment, needs homework help, or would like to learn more about a specific topic, we’re here to help! Here are some online databases to get you started:

ABCMouse With 9,000+ interactive books, educational games, puzzles, and other ad-free learning activities, ABCmouse.com’s award-winning online curriculum is an invaluable resource for young learners ages 2-8….

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Virtual Story Times this fall

Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, movement, and much more during these virtual story times on Zoom with your BTPL youth librarians. Story Time Kits for the first Little Zoomers and Preschool Story Time sessions will be ready for pickup in Youth Services on September 16.

Little Zoomers Story Time

Story time for infants, toddlers, and their caregivers on Thursday mornings at 10:30 a.m….

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First Day of Kindergarten Books on Hoopla

Is your little one starting school for the first time? Starting Kindergarten is such an exciting time, but like with anything new, it can bring on some anxiety and tears. We have some great books available on Hoopla for you to read to your child to help calm their jitters and make them smile! Check them out:

Mae’s First Day of School Today is Mae’s first day of school….



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    Sunny Days Inside
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    A Single Stone
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    Paper Heart
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    Hide and Seeker
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    How to Bee
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    A Place at the Table
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    Strays Like Us
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    Beyond Me
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    Braver: A Wombat's Tale
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    The Remarkable Journey of Charlie Price