What's New at BPL

Your Views: Library Survey

The Bellevue Public Library is currently working toward its accreditation through the Nebraska Library Commission to be completed by Oct. 1, 2015. As part of that process, the library would like to get input from the community. The library recently hosted a town hall meeting on Feb. 5th, and now is offering a survey to the public which can be completed on paper or online. Paper surveys are available at the front desk in the library. Or, click here to link to the online survey. Data from the survey results will be used by the library to help build a strategic plan for state accreditation. The surveys will be available from Feb. 26 to Saturday, April 4, 2015.

Adult Reading Program

The 2015 Adult Reading Program will begin at 9 a.m. on Monday, April 6, and run through 5 p.m. Saturday, May 16. Special events are planned throughout the six-week period. Weekly prizes will be awarded, and grand prizes will be given at the end of the program. This year's theme is "Escape the Ordinary." The program is open to any Bellevue Library cardholder who is 18 years or older. More information will be available soon in the library and online.

3D Printing Workshop

You've heard about them, you've seen them on the Internet, now learn to use our 3D printers. Library staff will work with adults and young adults in a workshop on Thursday, March 26, starting at 7 p.m. Registration is required, so stop by the library or call 402-293-3157.

Movie Day

The Bellevue Public Library will host Movie Day on Saturday, March 28, starting at 2:30 p.m. This month's film feature is "Big Hero 6." This FREE event is open to all ages, and popcorn will be provided.

One Click Digital Audio Books

Bellevue Public Library patrons who like to listen to audio books, now have another source. Now offered is One Click Digital which provides access to downloadable eAudio books through Recorded Books. Some 3,700 exclusive titles are offered through One Click Digital. There are apps available for Android, Kindle, Nook, iPhone, iTouch and iPad devices. Create a new account, download the free app and begin the download process. Click the One Click Digital icon at left to get started.

More Digital Magazines Available

Bellevue Public Library patrons have access to even more digital magazines through the Zinio service. The library has joined the Central Nebraska Consortium and altogether the Zinio collection now includes over 100 magazines. Apps are available for the PC and most mobile devices. Click on the Zinio link at left to get started.

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.

Music on Freegal

Enjoy a variety of music through Freegal, a free, downloadable music service 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.

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 25, 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