We have several volunteer trainings scheduled before the start of our Summer Quest summer reading program, which begins on June 22. Students (ages 12 and up) who are interested in volunteering as Summer Quest Assistants should register for a training session here. (Registration can also be reached through calendar.buckslib.org). At their training session, students will be able to choose their scheduled. We ask that they be able to commit to at least two hours each week, preferably the same shift (of course we make allowances for vacations, etc).
Summer Quest Assistants can choose between working at our summer reading table (handing out reading logs and telling people how our summer reading program works, counting reading minutes, giving out prizes) or helping with Summer Quest programs (setting up and cleaning up supplies, monitoring the room where a program or event is happening, etc). Spots will be filled on a first come first served basis so the earlier they can come to a training session the better schedule selection they will have.
For the first time in 66 million years: hear what a T-Rex really sounded like!
Thanks to scientists, we now know what T-rex really sounded like! First time in 66 million years. It did not need to roar, it could vocalize with a low frequency sound that still terrifies mammals today!
Center for Biological Diversity: Funky American Woodcock
This male American woodcock has some glide in his stride and some dip in his hip. Here he is performing an early morning "sky dance" to woo the woodcock ladies in springtime at Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge in Maine.