What's New at BPL
Board Members Wanted
If you are a Bellevue resident and would like to submit your name to serve on our library board, we are currently taking applications. Board terms are 5 years. Two members are appointed annually each June with one appointed every fifth year. Board members may serve two consecutive terms. When there is a vacancy, the Library Director will meet with a library board committee to review applications on file and send a recommendation to the Mayor and City Council. Applications are held for 5 years and are only shared with the committee. Applications are available in the secretary's office at the library. You can also print out an application by clicking on this link. Mail applications to: Bellevue Public Library, 1003 Lincoln Rd, Bellevue NE 68005.
Great Books for Great Kids
Visit the Galvin Road Runza in Bellevue on Tuesday, Sept. 16th, and help fund books for children. The Galvin Runza is again partnering with the Bellevue Library's Children's Department in the Great Books for Great Kids program. On that day, 15 percent of all orders either in the dining room or through the drive-thru will be donated to the library in support of this children's program.
Children's Activities Resume in September
Children's activities at the Bellevue Public Library will resume in September with some "old" favorites and some new events. You can participate in our storytimes and Legos programs, or join new activities like the ChapterChat Book Club and the Crafterschool Club. For more details on these and other events, click here.
Freegal Music a Click Away
A free, downloadable music service is now available to Bellevue Public Library patrons. The Freegal Music Service allows library cardholders to download a select number of Freegal Music tracks in the MP3 format each week and stream a select number of hours each day at no cost. Also, Freegal Music Service has over 15,000 popular music videos which can be downloaded in the MP4 format. Library patrons have access to over 6 million songs in a wide variety of genres from 28,000 recording labels that originate in over 80 different countries, including the complete local catalogue of Sony Music Entertainment.
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 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: Labor Day -- Monday, Sept. 1, 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