For Kids

The library may be closed, but Miss Kate is still here!

Check out our Facebook and Instagram for regular updates! And if you haven’t already, now is a great time to sign up for Miss Kate’s Updates to get a heads-up on what’s happening in the (virtual) children’s room!

MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS: Digital storytime! Miss Kate reads two books and sings a song.
TUESDAYS: Arts & Crafts or Wacky Science! Get step-by-step instructions on crafts to make and experiments to try from home.
THURSDAYS: Check out “Miss Kate Recommends” for Miss Kate’s favorite picture books, chapter books, young adult books, and more – all available free with your library card online.
FRIDAYS: Miss Kate’s Book Talks give you a closer look at a novel for older kids or teens, including a reading from the book and the reasons Miss Kate loves it.

Don’t forget to vote in March Children’s Book Madness! (Which, yes, will extend beyond the month of March.)


During this difficult time, we encourage you to:

Stay safe!

For Adults

At this time, we do not anticipate reopening in April.

However, we will have some programs via livestream. Check back for updates, or sign up for the Adult Events email list to be notified.

Breathing Techniques & Centering Meditation – Thursday, April 16 at 11:00am
Join Karen Noel to explore the Hathenas, a dynamic breathing method used in yoga to enlarge, expand, recondition, and rejuvenate lung capacity and efficiency. Karen will also touch on mindfulness meditation for centering yourself. All you need is a chair to sit in. Eat a light breakfast and wear comfy clothes.

This event will be hosted via Zoom. You will need to download Zoom software to your computer or the app to your mobile device, links to all of which can be found here. Please register here so that we know you’re interested and can send you an email with instructions for joining the meeting on the morning of the event.

If you need help setting up Zoom, or would like the meeting URL and password in advance, email demacirc@bccls.org  

Adult Book Club – Thursday, April 16 at 7:30pm

Fun Home by Alison Bechdel

This month’s book club selection of Fun Home by Alison Bechdel is available on hoopla. Since it’s part of hoopla’s Bonus Borrows collection, it won’t count against your monthly limit. This meeting will be livestreamed on Zoom. You won’t need an account to participate, but you’ll need to download the Zoom desktop client or app. To receive an invite, email julia.nock@closter.bccls.org. Out-of-towners welcome!