Curbside Bishop Library

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Curbside Pick-Up

Curbside Pick Up Service is back starting next Monday June 15th. Time & Date: Monday and Wednesdays at 1pm - 4pm at the Bishop Branch Library.

You can start logging into our online catalog to put in online requests or give us a call, just make sure you have your library card number available so we can fulfill the requests. There will be no weekend service. Only hold pickup will be provided. See information below on other services provided by phone.

Please call at least one hour before you’d like to pick up your holds. Library staff will instruct you how to pick up your materials once you get to the library. Please be sure to have your library card or ID ready.

If a hearing impairment makes communicating by phone difficult, you may request holds by emailing keachlibrary@gmail.com. Please specify which branch has your available holds. You will receive confirmation of your request and instructions for pick up from the designated library.

Curbside Pick-Up Scheduler

Patrons can sign-up for a Curbside Pick-up time slot by phone at 361-584-2222 or online on our NCPL Curbside Pick-Up Site.

Book Drops

Outdoor book drops at all Nueces County library locations are open. Please note that returned items will initially be placed in quarantine, and your account will be updated a few days later after items are checked in. All materials checked out before mid-March have been renewed until Wednesday, June 16, 2020.

Donations

We are not currently accepting donations.

Telephone Information Service Available

Struggling with what to read next? Need reference or research assistance? Have a question about your account?  All branches are providing telephone information service starting Monday, June 14 . Libraries providing Curbside Service can be reached during Curbside Operating Hours. Libraries NOT open for Curbside Service can be reached Monday through Friday from 10 am to 5 pm.

Sensory Backpacks Available for Curbside Checkout

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Available for checkout for curbside! To see what is in each bag make a virtual appointment with your librarian to see a bag!

Registration form here

Make An Appointment

*NCPL's 1 on 1 Online will be happy to help you find answers to your questions. We cannot, however, provide legal, medical, or financial advice, proofread documents nor offer personal opinions. 
*1 on 1 Online meetings will be recorded for quality assurance.

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Curbside Keach Library

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Curbside Pick-Up

Curbside Pick Up Service is back starting next Tuesday June 16th. Time & Date: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1pm - 4pm at the Keach Family Library.

You can start logging into our online catalog to put in online requests or give us a call, just make sure you have your library card number available so we can fulfill the requests. There will be no weekend service. Only hold pickup will be provided. See information below on other services provided by phone.

Please call at least one hour before you’d like to pick up your holds. Library staff will instruct you how to pick up your materials once you get to the library. Please be sure to have your library card or ID ready.

If a hearing impairment makes communicating by phone difficult, you may request holds by emailing keachlibrary@gmail.com. Please specify which branch has your available holds. You will receive confirmation of your request and instructions for pick up from the designated library.

Curbside Pick-Up Scheduler

Patrons can sign-up for a Curbside Pick-up time slot by phone at 361-387-3431 or online on our NCPL Curbside Pick-Up Site.

Book Drops

Outdoor book drops at all Nueces County library locations are open. Please note that returned items will initially be placed in quarantine, and your account will be updated a few days later after items are checked in. All materials checked out before mid-March have been renewed until Wednesday, June 16, 2020.

Donations

We are not currently accepting donations.

Telephone Information Service Available

Struggling with what to read next? Need reference or research assistance? Have a question about your account?  All branches are providing telephone information service starting Monday, June 14 . Libraries providing Curbside Service can be reached during Curbside Operating Hours. Libraries NOT open for Curbside Service can be reached Monday through Friday from 10 am to 5 pm.

Hosting Virtual Trivia

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The Nueces County Public Libraries is hosting Virtual Trivia for adults, kids and teens,

Thursday, July 2nd @ 11am!

 

 

Test your knowledge of the world from Avatar: The Last Airbender using Kahoot.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83142004138?pwd=NlhWcSt2b1U3RE9EVkFFWDIrcHpjZz09

Meeting ID: 831 4200 4138
Password: Aang

 

We will be using Zoom to host the online game and Kahoot to run the trivia. Click on the link to join us on Thursday,

 

 

The Kahoot entry pin will be available then.

 

 

 

 

 

If you have any questions beforehand or need help on how to access Zoom or Kahoot, contact us at keachlibrary@gmail.com or 361-387-3431.

 

Limited amount of teams. Click on the link on Thursday at 11am:

 

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83142004138?pwd=NlhWcSt2b1U3RE9EVkFFWDIrcHpjZz09

Meeting ID: 831 4200 4138
Password: Aang

Online Art Gallery

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Nueces County Public Libraries Presents

Nueces County Online Art Gallery


Online Art Gallery to share your art work with the community. Want to add to our collection?

Send us a picture of your art work to nclibrarysubmissions@gmail.com.

Please include any information you want to be displayed with your art work (ex. Name, Age, Description of art work or story to go along with art work).

 

Please do not include phone numbers, email address will only be accepted in description.


 

1st Week of July


2nd Week of July


3rd Week of July

Outdoor Swing By and Say Hi

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Swing By and Say Hi to Taco Dragon at the Nueces County Public Libraries:

 

Swing by one of our branches to say Hi to Taco Dragon from the beloved book Dragons Love Tacos! Wave hello from your vehicle and receive a free book and a free snack pack (while supplies lasts).

Dates and times:

Keach Family Library

Saturday, August 8, 2020

10:00am - 12:00pm

 

Bishop Branch Library

Saturday, August 15, 2020

10:00am - 12:00pm

LIBRARY UPDATE

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Library Update May 28, 2020

  • We are now in phase 2 of Nueces County Public Libraries operations.
  • All County Libraries will remain Closed to the General Public.
  • Book Drop box are NOW OPEN at Keach Family Library (KFL) and Bishop Branch Library (BBL) so patrons can start returning overdue items. No fees will be accrued during this time.
  • Patrons will drop off all materials in the book drop boxes. Please no donations at this time. Library Staff will not be processing these materials until after Quarantine of all items for 72 hours before they are sorted and checked back in.
  • Wi-Fi is available outside the KFL and BBL buildings.
  • Digital materials and resources are available at the Library's website and is open 24/7 and accessible anywhere an Internet connection is available. Library patron's can access a wealth of digital resources, including e-books, audiobooks, magazines and newspapers, and movies, from the library's Digital Library.
  • The safety of our staff and customers are our top priority. We will continue to monitor the events on COVID-19 and will determine the next phase of our library operations. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
  • We are currently doing curbside for Keach Tuesday and Thursday 1:00pm - 4:00pm. Place a hold on the online catalog with your library card or call us to place holds.
  • We are currently doing curbside for Bishop on Monday and Wednesday 1:00pm - 4:00pm. Place a hold on the online catalog with your library card or call us to place holds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cancelled

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NCPL Virtual Videos

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Don't have a social media account like Facebook, Instagram or Twitter? Been missing out on our videos?

 

Don't worry! Below are links to our videos posted on our Youtube Channel! 

 

Magical Crafts (Summer Reading Program)

 

Magical Storytime (Summer Reading Program)

 

Goodnight Storytime (Special Storytime Series)

 

Virtual Storytime

 

How to use our Library

 

 

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Check out our Virtual Escape Rooms that can still be played after the Summer Reading Program!

 

Play just for fun or play for points for our Summer Reading Program! Codes at the end of the escape room! 

 

Virtual Escape Room Homepage

 

How to Clean Library Materials

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Wash Your Hands
Wash. Your. Hands. Lather up with soap and scrub for 20 seconds. Be thorough. Rub the backs of your hands as well as the front, interlace your fingers and pull them through, soap up each thumb with the opposite hand and lightly scratch your fingernails against your palm.

 

Time

The easiest, safest, and most inexpensive disinfectant is time. The Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) recommends a 72-hour quarantine of collection items as the safest and most effective way to disinfect them after handling by staff and patrons.

 

Disinfecting Materials
If you want to disinfect your library materials once you've got them home, use 70-percent isopropyl alcohol or any other mild household cleaner to wipe down the outside of the items. Just a few seconds with an alcohol-based cleaner is sufficient.

Transparent Language

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Ready to learn a new language? Transparent Language Online is now available as a Nueces County Public Libraries resource. Call the library to learn how to create an account.

 

Hoonuit offers online how-to training on hundreds of common software applications and devices, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, Google Docs, and iPad.

Universal Classroom

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Hoopla is Now Available as a Nueces County Public Libraries resource. Simply create an account to access FREE e-books, audiobooks, music and movies. Limit of 5 items total per month until July 30th.

Hoopla

Bookmark Contest July 1st - July 30th

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Starting July 1st until July 30th Nueces County Public Libraries will have a Bookmark Contest!

You can call the Keach or Bishop Branch Library to pick up a Contest Form during curbside or download on at the bottom link. You can pick up a Contest form on July 1, 2020 during curbside at Bishop Library and July 2nd during curbside at Keach Library. Rules and Regulations are on the Bookmark Contest Form.

Age Groups:

0-4 years

5-8 years

9-12 years

Top three of each age group will receive a prize! A Dragon Loves Taco Book set prize!

PDF Version will be available on July 1st!

Download PDF Bookmark Contest Here!

Book a Librarian! Virtually

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Book a Librarian Virtually

What can you learn from your Nueces County Public Librarians?

1 on 1 Online: Personalized Service Online

With the new 1 on 1 Online service, you will receive the same friendly, personalized customer service you have come to expect at your NCPL branch location, but online and at your convenience. Get help with finding books and movies you will love, basic technology questions, as well as research guidance for business & finance, genealogy, job search, legal resources, and more!

It’s free, it’s easy, and you don’t even need a library card! (though we will be happy to help with that, too!)

MAKE AN APPOINTMENT

  • NCPL's 1 on 1 Online will be happy to help you find answers to your questions. We cannot, however, provide legal, medical, or financial advice, proofread documents nor offer personal opinions. 
  • 1 on 1 Online meetings will be recorded for quality assurance.

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Sesame Street ebooks

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Visit our Database site for more information on Sesame Street! Login with your Library card today for all the ebooks interactive, audio and read alongs!

More than 100 eBooks based on Sesame Street's early childhood curriculum, always available in your browser. Read eBooks, listen to eAudiobooks, read and play with interactive eBooks, or read and watch animated eBooks. All selections are always available!
Not in Library? Click on View Resource, then on the top right corner click on "Log in," and select "library card login." Find the library name Nueces County Public Libraries

Available on iTunes for iPad and Google playstore.

Sesame Street

COVID-19 Resources

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Staying Up-to-date on Coronavirus

 

Nueces County Commissioners and Nueces County Public Library are staying abreast of the situation and will continue to keep you informed as developments warrant. There are some very simple steps you can take to minimize your chances of contracting respiratory illnesses like the Coronavirus. Staying up-to-date on developments of outbreaks and avoiding misinformation are two of them.

Stay informed. Click on the Badge below to visit the CDC COVID-19 information website to learn more about the Coronovirus.

Mantente informado. Haga clic en la Insignia a continuación para visitar el sitio web de información de CDC COVID-19 para obtener más información sobre el Coronovirus.

 

 

The Corpus Christi Nueces County Health Department has launched a site with comprehensive information on coronavirus.   https://www.cctexas.com/coronavirus

The Texas Health and Human Services is also a site for current information, answers to frequently asked questions and links about the Novel Coronavirus outbreak.

Here are the common-sense steps you can take to stop the spread of germs

  •     Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  •     Cover your cough and sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash
  •     Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  •     Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  •     Stay home when you are sick except to get medical care.
  •     Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  •     Keep up to date on the latest news.

DIGITAL LIBRARY

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