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Juneteenth!

“Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States.  Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free.” Read more about Juneteenth and why it is significant at: https://www.juneteenth.com/history.htm


“Cape May Point” by Margaret Montet

Congratulations to Margaret Montet, Professor, Information Literacy Librarian, on the publication of her short story “Cape May Point.” View Margaret Montet reading the first 10 minutes of her story…

Reading Furiously is an online reading series featuring authors reading their original works form the comfort of their own homes.

This episode features Margaret Montet reading her story “Cape May Point” from the New Jersey Inspired anthology The World Takes: Life in the Garden State, published by Read Furiously.

Get your copy of The World Takes: Life in the Garden State: https://bookshop.org/books/the-world-…

Margaret Montet’s narratives of place blend memoir, research, nature, and the arts. She’s a reference librarian at Bucks County Community College and recently completed the Pan European MFA Program at Cedar Crest College specializing in Creative Nonfiction. Margaret blends these skills when teaching music history courses to older adults and public speaking to college students. She speaks frequently on music-related topics in the Central Jersey/Southeastern Pennsylvania region. Her creative nonfiction has been published in Flying South, Dragon Poet Review, Danse Macabre, The Bangalore Review, Pink Pangea, Library Journal, Mature Years, America in WWII, Edible Jersey, and other fine periodicals.

Find Margaret online at: http://www.margaretmontet.com

Learn more about Reading Furiously at: https://www.readfuriously.com/p/readi…

All rights to the works featured in the Reading Furiously series are attributed to their respective authors. Intro music is Storybook by Scott Holmes, by way of Creative Commons.


“Cutthroat Alley” by Bill Hemmig

Congratulations to Bill Hemmig, Dean of Learning Resources and Online Learning, on the publication of his short story “Cutthroat Alley.” View Bill Hemmig reading the first 10 minutes of his story…

Link to video: https://youtu.be/M_eVoJXkKfQ

Reading Furiously is an online reading series featuring authors reading their original works form the comfort of their own homes. This episode features Bill Hemmig reading his story “Cutthroat Alley” from the New Jersey Inspired anthology The World Takes: Life in the Garden State, published by Read Furiously.

Get your copy of The World Takes: Life in the Garden State: https://bookshop.org/books/the-world-…

Bill Hemmig has twice been named a finalist, for fiction and flash fiction, in the New Millennium Writing Awards and he is about to be published for the second time in the online journal Children, Churches & Daddies. Previous to taking on fiction writing, he was the author of eight plays that were produced Off-Off-Broadway and regionally. He lived in New Jersey for 23 years and only recently moved to Pennsylvania to be closer to his job, where he is Dean of Learning Resources & Online Learning at Bucks County Community College.

Find Bill Online at: twitter.com/billhemmig instagram.com/billhemmig

Learn more about Reading Furiously at: Readfuriously.com/reading-furiously

All rights to the works featured in the Reading Furiously series are attributed to their respective authors. Intro music is Storybook by Scott Holmes, by way of Creative Commons.


More Resources Available and Due Dates Extended Again

With the continued extension of the campus closure in response to the COVID-19 pandemic (see the Bucks COVID-19 page) the library is striving to make more resources available and be responsive to your needs.

The following databases are now available from off-campus:

Also, all due-dates for physical items was again extended, items are now due July 1st. Depending on when the physical library reopens, we may need to adjust this. This may include recalling laptops and equipment.

Stay well!


More Database Resources Available

The Bucks Library is pleased to present some expanded online resources while the physical library is closed.

Two of our primary databases from EBSCOhost, Academic Search and Business Source, are now available with expanded full-text availability through 6/15/2020.

Additionally, a new open source database called National Emergency Library is available. It contains a collection of books that supports emergency remote teaching, research activities, independent scholarship, and intellectual stimulation while universities, schools, training centers, and libraries are closed.

Please visit the Bucks Library Databases page and try them out.


Library Services during campus closure

Spring Break, March 16-22
Monday through Friday 8am – 3:30pm
Saturday 8am – 3:30pm (added chat hours)
Sunday 10am – 2:30pm (added chat hours)

Post Spring Break, beginning March 23rd, the library will continue services online, according to our usual hours:
Monday through Thursday 8am – 9:00pm
Friday and Saturday 8am – 3:30pm
Sunday 10am – 2:30pm

The library has a robust collection of electronic materials that can be accessed remotely by students. The college community has access to electronic books through the library catalog and databases. Library staff is able to remotely provide interlibrary loans of electronic materials. https://www.bucks.edu/library/databases/

Due dates of physical materials are being extended.  Late penalties will be waived.

Library chat services and contact information for questions:
https://www.bucks.edu/library/ask/

For more complex research or reference questions:
https://www.bucks.edu/library/fac-services/research/  (link is also on the Library Ask a Librarian page)

All of the services listed can be provided without interruption by the library faculty and staff, regardless of the status of physical library spaces or campus access.


Preparing for COVID-19

Preparing for COVID-19
“There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask.
  • CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
  • Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
  • For information about handwashing, see CDC’s Handwashing website
  • For information specific to healthcare, see CDC’s Hand Hygiene in Healthcare Settings
  • For information specific to healthcare, see CDC’s Hand Hygiene in Healthcare Settings

These are everyday habits that can help prevent the spread of several viruses. CDC does have specific guidance for travelers.”
Information from CDC: https://www.bucks.edu/resources/security/coronavirus/

Image from CDC