Explore Science, Technology & More

As many of you have heard, technology is a BIG part of Bullitt County Public Library's new strategic plan. To that end, we are making technology—and all of the STEAM disciplines (science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics)–a major area of focus as we plan new events and programs.

Through programs like Wonder On, Picture This, Digital Tech Lab, and Makerspace, we provide hands-on opportunities that fuel creativity and foster a passion for learning and technology. We are committed to offering students fun experiences that serve to enhance and encourage engaged learning. By engaging young minds in STEAM activities beyond the classroom, our goal is to support the schools' efforts in that area and to help build a community that actively values these critical building blocks of education.

Recommended monthly STEAM programs include:

Please click the link for further details, including meeting dates, times, and locations.

Digital Tech Lab

Hang out and create at BCPL! On the 1st Tuesday and 3rd Thursday of each month, explore cool tech tools and techniques you can use to pursue your digital passions. A new topic—and sometimes an awesome guest speaker!—will be featured each month. We’ll also have drinks and snacks if you just want to chill and hang with your friends. Middle and high school ages.


Show off your LEGO-building skills at the library! We'll provide the LEGO bricks—you provide the imagination! Ages 5–11.


Hang out and make art at BCPL! On the 3rd Tuesday of each month, explore your artistic limits! Raid our maker cart and choose from a variety of art supplies and tools—from high-tech equipment like our Wacom art tablets to low-tech supplies like oil pastels and fine-line drawing pens. Then, use our supplies and your imagination to make your artistic visions a reality! We’ll often host special art, design, and craft instructors, and new art project will be featured each month. We’ll also have drinks and snacks if you just want to chill and hang with your friends. Middle and high school ages.

Minecraft Meetup

Join other Minecrafters to explore, build, battle, and survive in exciting virtual worlds, including River Cloud, BCPL’s own Minecraft realm. Plus, we’ll have more Minecraft-themed games, crafts, free refreshments, and Roblox access! Ages 9–15.

Science in the Library

Join us for hands-on science experiments that will blow your mind! Ages 8–12.

Wonder On

Question everything! Delve into a cave of wonders as we explore the things we don’t understand, like What makes a building stand? Or what are stars made of? If you have the curiosity of an explorer, join us for fun experiments and activities that will help you find the answers you seek! Ages 5–11.

And check out these online resources, too!

  • Explora

    Designed to meet the unique needs of its users, supporting both student research and classroom instruction with rich, reliable content and easy-to-use functionality. Explora offers reliable information on thousands of topics covering a wide range of subjects including art and music, literature, language arts, geography, history, social studies, world cultures and languages, science, technology, engineering, mathematics, health, and sports.

  • Gale eBooks

    Find authoritative, full-text reference materials online with a simple keyword search or browse available materials by category (biography, business, literature, science, etc.). Some materials include MP3 audio files and translation tools.

  • Kentucky Virtual Library

    In addition to EBSCO and LearningExpress resources that can be accessed directly from our website, KYVL also provides access to Britannica Digital Learning, Scholastic GO!, and Proquest. A special username and password are required for access; ask any BCPL librarian for the login credentials.

  • OCLC FirstSearch Databases

    FirstSearch is a collection of databases that includes access to magazine articles. World Cat lists books and materials kept in other libraries around the world. If you are looking for material that is not available in Bullitt County and have a Bullitt County Library card, you may request that an item be “Interlibrary Loaned” using the online request form from World Cat.

  • Treehouse

    Treehouse is an online video and interactive learning platform that specializes in teaching people of all ages how to design and develop websites and mobile apps. Tracks include web development, web design, iOs and Android app development, WordPress development and design, game development, and various programming languages, including HTML, JavaScript, PHP, and Ruby. Courses are taught through short videos, with quizzes, code challenges, and other activities to help reinforce new skills and concepts. Their Career Program serves as a “guided tool to help you prepare for a new job in technology.”

  • LearningExpress Library: Computer Skills Center

    Enjoy video courses on topics ranging from computer maintenance and internet safety to popular software programs like Word, Excel, Outlook, and Adobe Photoshop.

  • LinkedIn Learning

    LinkedIn Learning is a premier online learning resource featuring tutorials from recognized experts in their fields covering technical skills, creative techniques, business strategies, career development, and more. Learning is self-paced and courses and tutorials are broken up into short videos, so it’s easy to squeeze in just a few minutes of learning a day if that’s all the time you have. Please note: The Library ID is bcplibky if you need it to sign in to your existing account.

  • New York Times Digital

    Free access to all current New York Times articles online. Read the New York Times on any library computer or Wi-Fi network, or get an access code good for 24 hours to read outside the Library or through the New York Times app. You will need to set up a New York Times account with your e-mail address to read unlimited articles.

  • Universal Class

    Learn skills for business and life! Universal Class offers more than 500 lifelong-learning courses covering everything from wellness and personal growth to homeschooling, parenting, hobbies, and finance. Many courses even offer continuing education units (CEUs).