Bryan College Station Public Library System newsletter
September 1, 2020
Happy Labor Day, red and blue writing, blue background, flag, and star
Holiday Closing and New Hours
  • All BCSPLS locations will be closed on Monday, September 7 for Labor Day.
  • For new hours starting Tuesday, September 8, log onto
September is Library Card Sign-Up Month. For more information about getting a card, see
Activities for Children
kids events with cat puppet and music notes and guitar
This is a friendly reminder to keep listing all the books you read to your pre-schoolers! We've got a certificate for all those who complete the program, and a bulletin board waiting to put pictures of kiddos who finish. Swing by Ringer to get your child's picture taken once they've completed 1000 books!
Accelerated Reader has a Labor Day Read Aloud of a nonfiction book about Labor Day by Carmen Bredeson to explain Labor Day to children.
For all other children’s programming, storytimes, and activities, see Children's Programs, Storytime, Etc.
  • Tuesdays, Letter of the Week (Ringer)
  • Wed., Sept. 2, Sing With Me! Songs and Puppets (online)
  • Fri., Sept. 4, Craft Friday To-Go Bags (Mounce)
  • Fri., Sept. 4, Grab Bags (Ringer)
  • Wed., Sept. 9, Mounce Pre-Recorded Virtual Storytime (online)
  • Thurs., Sept. 10, Itty Bitty Sing-A-Long (online)
Activities for Teens and Tweens
Positivity Rocks! (Ringer) - Tues., September 8
Craft a painted rock with encouraging phrases to decorate your home or town with this teen/tween (ages 9-18) take-home kit.
Activities for Adults
Hobbit Day hobbit home with mug and knitting yarn and needles
Adult Book Talks - Tuesdays
Book talks are prerecorded and are added to the Adult Book Talks playlist on the BCSPLS Facebook page on Tuesdays.
Writing Contest - Tues., September 1 - Fri., October 30
Write on any topic, 1500-2000 words. Send entries to Ashley. Guidelines can be found at
Hobbit Day Take Home Craft (Mounce) - Fri., September 11 - Tues., September 22
Virtual Book Club Meetings - registration required
All book clubs have moved their meetings online for now. If you need an invitation, contact the appropriate librarian via email or through the online contact form. For a list of book clubs, meeting dates, and books being discussed, see
Checkout more programs for adults HERE
  • Tues., Sept. 1, Afternoon Book Club (online)
  • Wed., Sept. 9, Meyer Book Club (online)
  • Mon., Sept. 14 - Mon., Sept. 28, Libraries Transform Book Pick (online)
  • Mon., Sept. 14, Mystery Book Club (online)
Staff Reads
For this issue of the newsletter, the library system is providing a list of recommendations of books and/or short stories that our staff members are currently reading.

  • Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson
  • Sex and Vanity by Kevin Kwan
  • Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
  • Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
  • Gone Crazy in Alabama by Rita Williams-Garcia
  • Spirit Run by Noé Álvarez
  • Small Spaces by Katherine Arden
  • The Dangers of Smoking in Bed by Mariana Enríquez
  • A Duke by Default by Alyssa Cole
  • The Quiet Game by Greg Iles
  • Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
For more information about what the census is and how to participate, see
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