What's New at BPL

Craftzilla: Valentine's Day

Young adults are invited to take part in a special Craftzilla event this Friday, Feb. 12, for Valentine's Day from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Part party, part DIY-ing, those taking part can make valentines for their friends and family and watch a movie, enjoy snacks, and take part in the Stackable Hearts challenge. Preceding the program will be a mini-meeting of the T.A.B. (Teen Advisory Board) from 3 to 3:20 p.m. For more young adult events this month, click here.

Spring Storytelling Club

Learn new skills while having fun at the Storytelling Club free and open to current 1st through 12th grade students. The program runs on Tuesdays, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. from Feb. 2 to April 12. Learn the art of storytelling with two local tellers. This eight-week program will conclude with a performance for family and friends. All materials needed for class will be provided. For more information on children's activities in February, click here.

Storytime 4 Niños

Preschoolers, homeschooled children, and their parents/caregivers are invited to join Señora Porras' Spanish 5 students from Bellevue East High School at the library every Wednesday from 10 to 10:30 a.m. (Jan. 6 through May 11, 2016). The teens will teach Spanish through books, songs, games, and take-home activities. With 25 teens in the Spanish 5 class, children and parents are guaranteed lots of personal attention as they learn Spanish in this relaxed setting. Regular attendance is encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome. As with all children's activities at the Bellevue Public Library, this program is free and open to all children. For a video of the first week's program, click here.

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: Presidents Day -- Monday, Feb. 15, 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