Learning Resources


Big Vape by Jamie Ducharme~book discussion!

Join us on Oct 27th at 1:30pm in CoLab1 (L310) Newtown Campus Library for a discussion of Big Vape: The Incendiary Rise of Juul by Jamie Ducharme. Copies are available for checkout from the college libraries. This event is free. Bucks+ points are available to students attending this event!

Sponsored by Bucks Wellness & The Library


Banned Books Week~Top 10 for 2021

image: Charles Hackey, CC BY 2.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0>, via Wikimedia Commons. no changes made.

Top 10 Most Challenged Books of 2021​​​​​​​

The ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom tracked 729 challenges to library, school, and university materials and services in 2021. Of the 1597 books that were targeted, here are the most challenged, along with the reasons cited for censoring the books:

  1. Gender Queer by Maia Kobabe
    Reasons: Banned, challenged, and restricted for LGBTQIA+ content, and because it was considered to have sexually explicit images
  2. Lawn Boy by Jonathan Evison
    Reasons: Banned and challenged for LGBTQIA+ content and because it was considered to be sexually explicit
  3. All Boys Aren’t Blue by George M. Johnson
    Reasons: Banned and challenged for LGBTQIA+ content, profanity, and because it was considered to be sexually explicit
  4. Out of Darkness by Ashley Hope Perez
    Reasons: Banned, challenged, and restricted for depictions of abuse and because it was considered to be sexually explicit
  5. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
    Reasons: Banned and challenged for profanity, violence, and because it was thought to promote an anti-police message and indoctrination of a social agenda
  6. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
    Reasons: Banned and challenged for profanity, sexual references and use of a derogatory term
  7. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews
    Reasons: Banned and challenged because it was considered sexually explicit and degrading to women
  8. The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
    Reasons: Banned and challenged because it depicts child sexual abuse and was considered sexually explicit
  9. This Book is Gay by Juno Dawson
    Reasons: Banned, challenged, relocated, and restricted for providing sexual education and LGBTQIA+ content.
  10. Beyond Magenta by Susan Kuklin
    Reasons: Banned and challenged for LGBTQIA+ content and because it was considered to be sexually explicit. 

https://www.ala.org/advocacy/bbooks/frequentlychallengedbooks/top10


Barbara Korb ~ Seven Sets of Seven Boxes exhibition BucksCCC Library (Newtown)

The library is proud to host an exhibition of forty-nine handmade boxes made by Barbara Korb, BCCC professor emerita STEM Department, Computer Science. 

Bottom and lid of box with two books that fit inside

In the Bucks County Community College Library,

Learning Resources, Main Floor, Periodicals Section

Fall semester 2022, August 24 – December 15

Monday-Thursday 7:45am-8:00pm

Friday 8:00am-1:00pm

Saturday 8:00am-3:30pm

Sunday 10am-2:30pm


Congratulations to Jana O’Grady!

Congratulations to Jana O’Grady on winning multiple awards at the Middletown Grange Fair for her needle work! Jana is a regular Stitch-In attendee and occasional host!

1st place: Pictures – Counted Cross Stitch – Holiday

2nd place: Christmas Article Decorative – Counted Cross Stitch

2nd place: Pictures – Counted Cross Stitch – Other

3rd place: Pictures – Counted Cross Stitch – People

1st place: Pictures – Counted Cross Stitch – Holiday
2nd place: Christmas Article Decorative – Counted Cross Stitch
2nd place: Pictures – Counted Cross Stitch – Other
3rd place: Pictures – Counted Cross Stitch – People


May 4th Margaret Montet @Newtown Bookshop

Join Bucks librarian Margaret Montet at the Newtown Bookshop on Wednesday, May 4th at 6:30pm. She will be reading and sharing behind-the-scenes stories from her book, Nerd Traveler. The event features literary treats and a book signing. For more information visit: https://www.newtownbookshop.com/event/evening-margaret-montet

The Newtown Bookshop is at 2835 S. Eagle Road in Newtown (in the Village of Newtown Bookshop near Friends).


Library Flower Sale!

The annual Mother’s Day Hanging Flower Basket Sale is back! 

The Friends of the Library will be selling flower baskets near the main entrance of the library (Newtown campus).

Monday & Tuesday, May 2nd and 3rd, 8am-3pm or until sold out.

Baskets are $15

cash/check/credit cards accepted