What's New at BPL
Nebraska Spirit: The North Platte Canteen
The Bellevue Public Library will be presenting "Nebraska Spirit: The North Platte Canteen" on Thursday, July 24, starting at 6 p.m. This program, featuring Carol Endorf, a Nebraska Humanities Council speaker, is FREE and open to all ages. During World War II, American soldiers from across the country rolled through North Platte, Neb., on troop trains en route to Europe and the Pacific. Learn the story of the community that turned a railroad depot into a legend and touched the lives of more than 6 million soldiers from 1942 to 1946. The Canteen was also the subject of this year's One Book One Nebraska selection, "Once Upon a Town: The Miracle of the North Platte Canteen" by Bob Greene.
Stuffed Animal Sleepover Video
The Bellevue Public Library's third annual stuffed animal sleepover was held on Friday, June 27, as part of the children's 2014 Summer Reading Program. Registered children were invited to bring a stuffed animal to the library for an hour-long party that included crafts, stories and songs. Afterwards the children and parents went home, leaving the stuffed animals in the care of Mrs. B, the Children's Librarian. The stuffed animals enjoyed a pizza supper, games, bedtime stories...and mischief! This video shows what went on at the library that night! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMDSeOKc168&feature=youtu.be
Freegal Now Available
A free, downloadable music service is 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.
Join the Bellevue Public Library for three finance-related seminars in July and August. A Long Term Care Planning seminar will be held Thursday, July 31, and an Estate Planning Seminar will be held Thursday, Aug. 14. All programs will run from 6 to 7 p.m. Regsitration is requested for each of these FREE programs. Please stop by the library or call 402-293-3157.
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 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. 1, 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