Welcome to BCML’s SciStarter lists. These projects can be completed with resources from the library and our Citizen Science family friendly kits that you can check out with your library card and enjoy with your children.
For example, you can pick up your Lemon Queen Sunflower seeds, while supplies last, to take part in The Great Sunflower Project. Interested in wildlife? We have wildlife ID kits with field guides and binoculars. Interested in the night sky? We have a kit with a book about the stars and a star chart. Interested in germs/microbes? We have a kit with a book about germs and a mini microscope and slides.
The kits are designed to get you started in Citizen Science. Projects listed may require other supplies not supplied by the library. They are just listed to give you a place to start when searching for projects.
There are many more Citizen Science projects that you can take part in besides these. The Project Finder link is a great way to explore the many projects available. If you see one you think would be a good fit for our community, let us know!
Be sure to check out the All of Us Research Project, https://www.joinallofus.org/. One million or more people are needed to help with a precision medicine research project. Participants answer health surveys and share data with researchers. You decide how much to share. Anyone 18+ living in the United States may join.
Click the links below to get started!
And click HERE to see a full list of projects!
Math, Science, and English kits!
Call the library today to reserve your English, Math, or Science Backpack kit today.
Below you'll find instructional videos on what to expect in each kit and how to use them.
Questions? Call us at 606-674-2531 and ask for Theresa our children's programmer.
Blast of into your imagination with our new program. Reading Rockets!
Select a few books to read and then write down the time and the book every time you read 15 minutes or more. Every time you finish a reading log, turn it in to the library for a new one and a new rocket, patch, or prize!
Questions? Go a head and give us a call 606-674-2531 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reading Rocket Log Download Here:
Dungeons and Dragons
Dungeons and Dragons is a fantasy role-playing game set in an imaginary world based loosely on medieval myth. Think Lord of the Rings.
Join us weekly as our Game Master Holly Howard leads an epic campaign into adventure, danger, and shenanigans so silly you'll laugh your head off. Come create your own character however you want and join in on the quest! We welcome players of all levels! Whether you've been playing since 1980, the first season of Stranger Things, or never! Everyone is welcome.
Wednesdays 5:30pm- 7:30pm online via Roll20 (virtual DnD)
Email the GM Holly to sign up at:
Please let us know how old the participant is, their name, and if they've played before. Adult and Teen campaigns are kept separate. Your child must be 13+ years old to play.