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).


Updated Dates and times:


Keach Family Library

Wednesday August 12th, 2020

6:00pm - 7:00pm



Bishop Branch Library

Saturday, August 15, 2020

10:00am - 12:00pm


Sensory Spoon Story Kits

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We have something new in our collection! Sensory Spoon Story Kits! This is a great resource for pre-readers and early readers or anyone that enjoys reading! They are going to be at both branches, Keach and Bishop, and you can see all the kits we have by searching "sensory story spoons" in our online catalog!

Check out our Youtube Video for more information!

Sensory Spoon Story Kits Video


No Curbside Services

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 As of August 4th 2020. 

Will resume back on August 10th until further notice.  


















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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JAG GED College Scholarship Program

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Nueces County Precinct 2 Commissioner Joe A. Gonzalez (JAG)

Education Is Our Freedom GED College Scholarship Program

The Education Is Our Freedom GED College Scholarship Program has scholarship monies available (2 yrs) for anyone who would like to attend the Craft Training Center of the Coastal Bend.

If you or anyone in your family is interested in Pipefitting, Welding, Industrial Painting, Scaffold Building, Mobile Crane Operations, Safety or Instrumentation please have them fill out the attach scholarship application and return to eiofprogram@gmail.com by August 17th.Fall schedule starts September 21st; payment and registration begins August 24th.  I recommend you contact the CTCB if interested and apply with plenty of time.

For more information about the Craft Training Center visit their website at https://www.ctccb.org/programs/



Click Here to View Application Packet in PDF

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.


Hosting Virtual Trivia

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

Thursday, August 13 @ 11am!

Shark Week Trivia!

Topic: Shark Week Trivia
Time: Aug 13, 2020 11:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 814 9373 9709
Passcode: SharkWeek


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:

Topic: Shark Week Trivia
Time: Aug 13, 2020 11:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 814 9373 9709
Passcode: SharkWeek


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.


2nd Week of July

3rd Week of July


4th Week of July


5th Week of July


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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.











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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


Virtual Arts & Crafts


How to use our Library





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.



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.

Dragon Bookmark Contest

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Contest Period is now over.

Winners will be selected soon and will be called to pick up prizes. 


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!


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!)


  • 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.


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