What's New at BPL

Fall Fund-Raiser Raffle

Take a chance on a ticket for fun with the Bellevue Public Library Foundation's fall fund-raiser raffle. The raffle continues through Friday, Oct. 14th, and includes prizes that should appeal to the whole family. Among the items are 2 tickets for the Nebraska football game with Purdue for Oct. 22; 4 Vala's Pumpkin Patch passes; a fire pit and bundle of wood; an 11-inch "Fall Harvest" Peggy Karr plate; 2 adult camp chairs; 2 children's camp chairs; 1 fall afghan; 1 s'mores Tupperware kit (with marshmallows, chocolate, and graham crackers); 6 telescoping marshmallow toasting forks; hot chocolate with marshmallows; 2 Jiffy popcorn poppers; pumpkin treats; and bat brownies. Tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00. All proceeds go to support library services and programs.

Super Smash Bros. WiiU Tournament for Teens

Are you ready to smash? Teens are invited to have fun at a Super Smash Bros. WiiU Tournament on Friday, Sept. 16, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the library. Battle through a single-elimination bracket to honor, glory, and an awesome amiibo! No pre-registration, but please be on time so you can get your name on the bracket. Xbox 360, Gamecube, and tabletop gaming will also be available. Plus: Snacks!

Game Day with Speilbound

Take a break and have a bit of fun at our Game Day on Saturday, Sept. 17, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the library. With board games for adults and families alike, we're going to have a great time with our friends from Speilbound. There's no charge for this event!

Nebraska 150 Challenge

Bellevue Public Library is participating in the Nebraska 150 Reading Challenge as part of the Nebraska Sesquicentennial celebration in 2017. The Challenge is designed to introduce readers to books by Nebraska authors and to share in a community of readers during the sesquicentennial celebration. The Challenge List includes 42 titles from a larger “Nebraska 150 Books” list, and runs from now until Feb. 28, 2017. Prizes will be awarded in three categories: Grand Prizes -- participants read all 42 titles of the Nebraska 150 Reading Challenge List; Gold Prizes -- participants read 12 books from the Challenge list; and Silver Prizes -- participants read 6 books from the Challenge list. Readers participating in the Challenge can download an entry form or the full 150 Reading list from the Nebraska 150 website at www.nebraska150books.org. The Nebraska 150 Books program is a partnership between the Nebraska Literary Association, the Nebraska Historical Society and the Nebraska Library Association.

"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 is now offering 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: Labor Day -- Monday, Sept. 5, 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