What's New at BPL

Raffle Baskets Fund-Raiser

The Bellevue Public Library Foundation is currently selling raffle tickets for 12 prize baskets as part of the 2017 OmahaGives campaign. Baskets include prizes ranging from gift certificates, a flat-screen TV, a meat smoker, a Keurig, and many other items. Tickets sell for $1.00 each, or six for $5.00. All proceeds from the sales will go toward library services and programs. This year, one-half of monies raised during the OmahaGives campaign will go toward an outdoor, electronic message sign for the library. OmahaGives is officially set for Wednesday, May 24th. Activities will be held at the library on the three Saturdays preceding that day, as well as on the day itself. Raffle ticket sales will continue through May 24, with winners drawn on Thursday, May 25. For more details on the baskets, click here. For a list of OmahaGives sponsors and presenters, click here.

Backyard Homesteading

Would you like to achieve maximum self-sufficiency in your own backyard? Andy Severson from Bellevue Produce, LLC, will guide you through the steps to grow healthy food for a better life. This free program will be held on Monday, April 24, starting at 6:30 p.m.

Simplify Your Life

Does clutter fill your world? Join Library Staffer Kristine Woods for tips and tools to de-clutter your life in a FREE program on Thursday, April 27, starting at 6:30 p.m. Everyone who attends will have a chance to win a gift card from the Container Store.

Quilling Paper Craft

Quilling is artwork created with paper. Library Staffer Laura McDonald will teach you to use the tools of quilling to create masterpieces in a FREE program on Monday, May 1, starting at 6:30 p.m. All tools and supplies will be provided. Space is limited, so please register at the front desk for this event.

Junior Friends Fund-Raiser

Join the Junior Friends of the Bellevue Public Library on Monday, April 24, from 4-8 p.m. as they bus tables for tips and 10 percent of sales at Pizza Ranch in Papillion. All money earned is used to support children's programming.

Adult Library Program Runs Through May 13

The 2017 Adult Library Program (ALP) began on Monday, April 3, and runs through Saturday, May 13, at the Bellevue Public Library. This year's theme is "Build a Better World." Adults can register for the reading portion of the program at any time during the six weeks. They can turn in titles of books they have read or listened to (including digital versions) as drawing slips. Prizes will be awarded on a weekly basis, with grand prize winners drawn at the end of the program. Special activities are planned throughout the program, and all are FREE to participants. Those attending programs can also turn in prize drawing slips.  The Friends of the Bellevue Public Library are providing two Kindle Fire tablets as grand prizes. Others supporting the 2017 ALP include Applebee's, B&B Classic Dogs, Bellevue Little Theatre, Don and Millie's, Lowe's, Runza and the Bellevue Library Foundation. For more information about the program and special activities, click here.

"I YMy Library" Wristbands Fund-Raiser

The Bellevue Public Library Foundation is selling "I YMy Library" wristbands as a fund-raiser. The wristbands, which will sell for $1.00 come in a variety of colors and in both adult and youth sizes. The nonprofit Bellevue Library Foundation helps raise funds to support library programs and services for all ages. Help support your library with one of these colorful wristbands!

FaxScan Now Available

The Bellevue Public Library offers a self-serve FAX system to the public. With the FAXScan24 system, voice instructions from the handset guide the user through the entire transaction. Payment is made using a credit or debit card. The FAXScan24 system is available during all open library hours. Look for the FAXScan24 kiosk near the public copy machine.

Recycle Bins at BPL

The Bellevue Public Library will be supporting the City of Bellevue's and GreenBellevue's recycling program by providing blue, plastic recycling bins starting on Monday, Dec. 1. New city residents can pick up their bins and existing residents can pick up replacement bins at the library during regular open hours (an MUD bill will be requested for verification). Please refer all recycling service questions to Public Works, Wastewater Division at 402-293-3135.

Watt Detectors

Go "green" and save money and energy. The Bellevue Public Library is partnering with the Omaha Public Power District (OPPD) in the Watt Detector program. Through the program, the library will provide for checkout a "Watt Detector" kit from OPPD. The library currently has two kits, which include a Watt Detector device and instructions. The Watt Detector calculates per household appliance how much money or energy is being spent on an hourly, daily, monthly or yearly basis. The device measures use based on OPPD rates. Patrons can check the kits out for three weeks. Ask for the Watt Detector kits at the front desk.

Got Email?

Got email or have you changed your email address recently? The Bellevue Public Library now sends out email notices for overdue items, bills and holds. We also use email to send pre-overdue courtesy reminders three days before an item is due. If you have an email address and would prefer this form of notification, tell us so we can update your record today. (Your email address will be used only for notices and will not be used for any solicitation on our part, nor shall it be made available to other organizations. We value your privacy.)

Library's Holiday Hours

Bellevue Public Library announces the following holiday hours: Memorial Day -- Monday, May 29, CLOSED all day. For more information on the library's hours for the year, click on About BPL from the top menu and then click on "Hours."

The Bellevue Public Library is a Department of the City of Bellevue, Nebraska