What's New at BPL

Retirement Transitions Seminars

The Bellevue Public Library will host a series of Retirement Transitions Seminars in August. These seminars are FREE to the public, but pre-registration is required to provide for materials. The public can sign up for one, two, three or all of the seminars (Stop by the library, or call 402-293-3157 to register). The seminars all start at 6:30 p.m. and are as follows: Thursday, Aug. 6, "Social Security Timing Strategies" with Lauren DeGroot; Tuesday, Aug. 11, "Estate Planning -- Wills, Trusts, Probate & More" with Rose Moore; Thursday, Aug. 13, "Medicare 101" with Bob Glaze; and Wednesday, Aug. 19, "Long Term Care Planning" with Cathy Wyatt.

New NebraskAccess Resources

Bellevue Public Library, in partnership with the Nebraska Library Commission, offers a wealth of online information through NebraskAccess online resources. As of July 1, Nebraska residents will have access to a refreshed lineup of 15 databases, including 13 new resources that have been added to expand access to a wide variety of information. Community residents looking for free, reliable sources to create a family history, establish a small business, learn about medical conditions, get homework help, find a good book, plan for retirement, or research thousands of other topics will find information in NebraskAccess. These resources are available to Nebraska residents at no cost with funding from the State of Nebraska and the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services. To access these new resources, click on "Online Resources" above.

Two New Online Services Offered

Bellevue Public Library cardholders will have access to two new databases starting June 1. Both databases are provided through Gale Cengage Learning. The first is the ChiltonLibrary.com automotive repair service to help fix your car any time of the day or night with complete automotive repair information. The second is the Testing & Education Reference Center, which offers practice tests and courses, information on scholarships, career modules and a resume builder. Access at home to both of these new online resources requires your full library card number. To find these services, click on the "Online Resources" link above.

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.

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: Labor Day-- Monday, Sept. 7, 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