Fun Programs for Kids!

Online Programs

Summer Reading Program

This Summer Reading Program is designed for families to encourage life-long reading habits while we're stuck indoors. Sign up for a free account and then start reading books and completing activities at home to earn points. Once you've earned enough points you'll receive a completion certificate and you will be entered into a drawing to win prizes! For all ages. Click here to get started.

I Survived the 2020 Pandemic

The I Survived series by Lauren Tarshis is a very popular and fun series. Just as the characters of the books survived their historic moment, you are surviving yours.

We want to hear about your thoughts and feelings on surviving the 2020 Pandemic. What are you doing to keep busy? Are you helping out at home? What about your family members? How are they feeling about being part of this historic time? What kinds of things are they doing?

Let us know at bcplyouthservices@gmail.com. We at the library are hoping to compile your responses and create our own BCPL I survived the 2020 Pandemic booklet!

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Registration Form.

The concept is simple, the rewards are priceless. Read a book (any book) to your newborn, infant, and/or toddler. The goal is to have read 1,000 books (yes you can repeat books) before your precious one starts kindergarten. Does it sound hard? Not really if you think about it. If you read just 1 book a night, you will have read about 365 books in a year. .

Register for the program 1000 Books before Kindergarten with us, and then start reading to child. Print and fill out the registration form here and email: bcplyouthservices@gmail.com or send it snail mail to us at BCPL Youth Services 185 Court Street, Binghamton, NY 13901. After reading 100 books either take a picture and email it to us or come in and we will accept it (when we are open again). Prizes awarded at different levels.

Please see the following for information on Teen programs and events.

Youth Services Department staff is very grateful to the Friends of the Library for providing the funding that makes these events so successful.  Without their support, our programs would not be possible, and we appreciate all of the hard work that they do.