Through the month of May and June, BCPL is partnering with the New York State Bluebird Society to educate the community on bluebirds and other native nesting birds.
The New York State Bluebird Society works to monitor and increase the Eastern Bluebird population through education and conservation efforts.
For the next month and a half, they’ll have a display at BCPL. The display features information on bluebirds, including models of nests and eggs. It also includes activities! There are coloring pages, a word search, and a trivia game.
If you complete one or all of the activities you can enter into a raffle to win a year-long membership to the Bluebird Society! The membership includes access to their digital newsletter, as well as resources on getting started on your own bird conservation journey.
To enter the raffle, bring your completed activity (or activities) to the reference desk. We’ll take down your name and email address. The winner will be contacted at the end of June.
The raffle is only for adults, but kids are still welcome to do the activities! We’d love to hang up some of your finished coloring pages in our children’s room and near our reference desk!
If you want to learn more about the society, click here.
Want to learn more about bluebirds and other native birds? Check out one of our books!
Today at the Bluebird Cafe: A Branchful of Birds by Deborah Ruddell
My Happy Year by Paul Meisel
The Big Book of Birds by Yuval Zommer
Billy Loves Birds by Jess French
F is for Feathers: A Bird Alphabet by Helen L. Wilbur
The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Eastern North America by David Sibley
The Armchair Birder: Discovering the Secret Lives of Familiar Birds by John Yow
The Bluebird Effect: Uncommon Bonds with Common Birds by Julie Zickefoose
Field Notes From an Unintentional Birder by Julie Zarankin
Peterson Field Guide to Birds of Eastern & Central North America by Roger Tory Peterson
The Bird Way: A New Look at How Birds Talk, Work, Play, Parent, and Think by Jennifer Ackerman