What's New at BPL

Library to Open on Sundays

The Bellevue Public Library will re-institute Sunday hours starting on Sunday, Nov. 8. The library will be open to the public for service from 1 to 5 p.m. Bringing back Sunday hours is in direct response to public input. Patrons commented on their wish to have Sunday hours again during a town hall meeting and a survey conducted by the library earlier this year as part of its accreditation process. The library will continue its other regular hours: Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. t o 9 p.m.; and Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Stuffed Animal Camp Video

The Children's Department at the Bellevue Public Library hosted a Stuffed Animal Camp in October. Children of all ages were invited to pre-register their stuffed animal "campers" for a special Stuffed Animal Camp of fun-filled activities. Click this link to view a video of highlights of the Camp.

Eagle Scout Project To Help Library

Leevi Reber, a 14-year-old Life Scout with Troop 299 in Bellevue, is currently a volunteer at the Bellevue Public Library, helping as a Junior Friend during the recent summer reading program. Reber is planning an Eagle Scout project to help improve some of the library's landscaping features. He noted that he, his family, and his Scout troop will be doing the following: placing a new bench near the butterfly garden; taking out weeds in two garden areas; planting new flowers; removing a dead ornamental tree and planting a new one; putting in new mulch around landscape features; re-furbishing the "John E. Rice Library" sign; and sanding and re-staining four picnic tables used for many functions and activities. "A lot of this is labor, but we will need to purchase some supplies, such as flowers, a tree, wood stain, brushes, and, of course, a bench," Reber said. He is in the process of raising funds for his Eagle Scout project and noted that if there are any extra monies after all the costs of the project have been paid, those monies will be donated to the library for services and programs. To help Leevi Reber fund his Eagle Scout project, 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: Veterans Day-- Wednesday, Nov. 11, 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