Friday, March 16, 2018

We are pleased to announce that the recipient of the 2018 Romance Writers of America Cathie Linz Librarian of the Year is our very own Fran Strober Cassano.
The Romance Writers of America’s Cathie Linz Librarian of the Year is awarded to a librarian who demonstrates outstanding support of romance authors and the romance genre.
Fran Strober has been one of our Adult Reference librarians for 11 years. She is also an advocate of libraries and for genre collection development on both the local and state levels.
Fran Strober will be recognized at the 2018 Romance Writers of America Annual Conference in Denver, CO this summer.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Take Action For Libraries

Advocacy Alert: #FundLibraries Update
What Happened
This year's "Dear Appropriator" letters have started to circulate in the House, asking Representatives to preserve at least $210 million in federal library funding. One letter asks members of the House Appropriations Committee to fully fund the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) and the second does the same for the Innovative Approaches to Literacy (IAL) program.
Why It Matters
The battle for domestic spending is becoming more intense, and Congress is looking for programs to cut. The more members of Congress who sign these letters, the better the chance that the Appropriators will preserve the funding for the LSTA and IAL programs. And as you know from our previous emails, these programs represent the bulk of the federal funding that is provided for libraries. Under the rules of LSTA, states are required to match one third of their federal contribution. Any cut to LSTA in the FY 2019 budget will likely lead to a cut in library funding at the state level. Additionally, IAL is the only dedicated federal funding provided for school libraries.
What You Can Do Now
Many Representatives will only sign on to a "Dear Appropriator" letter if their constituents ask them! Use the ALA Action Center to send your representative an email and ask them to contact Rep. Raul Grijalva's office to sign on to the LSTA letter and Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) to sign on to the IAL letter.
Time is short - the deadline for the letters is March 19th, so don't delay!
Not sure if your Rep. has signed yet? Check our tracker.
Need more information? Check out our lastest post on District Dispatch.
And stay tuned! The Senate will soon be circulating "Dear Appropriator" letters of their own. We'll be back with more updates soon.

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Tuesday, February 27, 2018

LI Reads

                      MEET THIS YEAR'S LI READS AUTHOR!!!!!!
Follow this link for ticket information!

Spaceman by Long Island native Mike Massimino!

Spaceman: An Astronaut’s Unlikely Journey to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe, is the spellbinding true story of the Long Island boy who became one of our best-known living space travelers. Despite daunting challenges and numerous setbacks, Mike never gave up his dream of becoming an astronaut. His book brings the reader into a rare, wonderful world where nerdy science meets thrilling adventure, and pulls back a curtain on just what it really means to have “the right stuff.”

“Every generation of astronauts needs a storyteller — a person with wit, humor, and passion who has lived our collective dreams of space exploration and returned to tell us all about it. Mike Massimino is that person. He’s that astronaut. And this is his story.”—Neil deGrasse Tyson 

Why Spaceman?

  • Mike Massimino was born in Oceanside and grew up in Franklin Square. In Spaceman, he lovingly recalls his Long Island childhood, school, family, and neighborhood.

  • Mike is a true local hero and his inspirational life story will appeal to readers of all ages.

  • He is a natural communicator with a large social media presence, widely known from multiple appearances on The Big Bang Theory, ideally suited for sharing his love of science and technology to a general audience.

  • Spaceman offers a wide variety of topics and themes that lend themselves to related programming for children, teens, and adults, including astronomy, STEM education, and innumerable science and adventure tie-ins.

  • Spaceman is currently available in paperback, hardcover, ebook and audio download. It is soon to be a Talking Book from the National Library Service.

  • Long Island Reads will honor Mike in person at an award ceremony and author talk at the Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts on Sunday, April 15, 2018.

Friday, February 23, 2018


In a public meeting on January 17, 2018, the Library’s Board of   Trustees awarded the bids for the four prime areas of the Library’s expansion/renovation project.  The four prime areas are general   contractor; heating, ventilating and air conditioning; plumbing and fire sprinkler and electrical and fire alarm.
The bids awarded were as follows:

General Contractor –Renu Contracting & Restoration, Inc.
Heating, ventilating and air conditioning—Hi-Tech Air Conditioning Service, Inc.
Plumbing and fire sprinkler—Hirsch & Co., LLC
Electrical and fire alarm—Relle Electric Corp.
Please contact Library Director, Thomas Bazzicalupo, at 785-6260 ext. 301 if you have any questions about the Library’s expansion/renovation project.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

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Adult Open Game Play

Tuesday February 27th
Wednesday March 29th 10AM-12PM

Why should the kids have all the fun? Join us for some classic board games, Connect Four, UNO, and Monopoly, just to name a few or you can bring your own.  Refreshments will be served. This is an adult only event. Please register at the Reference Desk or online.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Tax Preparation Assistance

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The Board of Directors of the North Bellmore Public Library is anticipating closing the building due to a renovation plan.  For this reason, we are unable to offer tax preparation assistance in the building.  If you need help preparing your income taxes please check the following links for sites where you can get help.  We have also provided links to both Federal and State forms.  If you need further assistance please call a reference librarian at 516-785-6260 x 318 or 319.

Tax Preparation Help
AARP Tax Help
VITA Tax Help-Branch Locations
VITA Tax Help-Mobile Locations

Saturday, January 6, 2018

AARP Safety Driving Class


Wednesday February 14th
Wednesday March 14th
9:30 AM-4:30 PM
AARP Members $20 and non-member $25.
Please sign up at the Reference Desk with a check payable to AARP. If you are an AARP member please indicate your membership number in the memo area of your check.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Sunday, April 23, 2017


The plans for our temporary location, adjacent to 1602 Bellmore Avenue, have been submitted to the New York State Education Department for their approval. Once we have obtained their approval, we will be able to provide a more concrete timeline for the project.
Please contact Library Director, Thomas Bazzicalupo, at 785-6260 ext. 301 if you have any questions about the expansion/renovation project

Monday, February 20, 2017




 AT 785-6260 X 301

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Roku Available for Checkout at the Reference Desk-One Per Patron!!!!

July 1st
ROKU is a small device which you connect to your television to view an assortment of movies in the comfort of your home.

  • You must have WiFi access (at Your location) and an open HDMI port on your HDTV
  • You can only view movies that are in the library's VUDU account.  You cannot access any other streaming service such as Netflix with this device.
  • You cannot use your own ROKU stick or any other type of stick or smart device to access this service.
  • If you have a Smart TV you cannot access the library VUDU account without the ROKU stick.
  • ROKU sticks will go out for 7 days and are not renewable.  The fines are $2.00 per day . There are 3 components that circulate (ROKU Stick, a remote and a cable).  All 3 must be returned or there is a charge of $25.00 added to your account.
  • Patrons must be 17 and over to check out a ROKU stick.
  • New movies will be added on a continuous basis.
  • Must be returned to the Circulation Desk (No Book or Media Drop)
  • Patrons cannot alter any settings (other than network), or tamper with the ROKU stick in any way.  Patrons will be fined  $10.00 if they change any settings or remove channels on the device.
  • Patrons cannot purchase movies or add any other content to the ROKU.
  • The ROKU will be examined upon return.  Charges will be added to the patron's account for any damage found.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Reader's Advisory

Do you wonder what to read next? NextReads is an email newsletter that delivers great book suggestions right to your inbox.  You can choose from over 20 genres.  For younger family members, there are Picture Books, Kids' Books, Tween Reads and Teen Scene newsletters. From The New York Times Nonfiction Bestsellers (delivered weekly) to Romance (delivered monthly) to Mind and Body Fitness (delivered bi-monthly) and everything in-between, each new or vintage title has a picture of the cover, a brief description and a link to the Library's catalog, so you can see if a book is available and place a request immediately.  If you are already receiving NextReads, you can add additional genres to your list. It's easy to subscribe.
 You do not need a library card to subscribe, only an email address.  However, a library card is needed to place a reserve.  NextReads will help you find the kind of books you'll enjoy for many hours of satisfying reading. 
Sign up is easy.  Just click here!

Monday, June 15, 2015

 Bring the North Bellmore Library with you!!!

Download the free Nassau Public Libraries Mobile app from the Apple App Store or, for Android users, from the Google Play Store. The app provides a user-friendly interface that allows you to take full advantage of all that the library offers, through your smartphone or tablet.  Choose the North Bellmore Library as your home library, and you’ll be able to reserve museum passes, view events and programs, search for movies, books and cds, download ebooks and audiobooks, receive notifications about library news or account status, and even view your checked out items, reserves, etc.  The ‘Research’ button, sends users to our databases, online resources and homework help. That’s a lot of information in the palm of your hand! Visit your app store and search “Nassau Public Libraries Mobile.”                                                                                                                                                        

Friday, January 30, 2015


You've just heard that Faye Kellerman has a new book out, but you don't have the time to get to the library to put a hold on the book. Now you won't have to worry--we'll do it for you! If you are a North Bellmore Library cardholder, join the Bestsellers Club and you will automatically be placed on the hold list for any 5 of the popular authors you choose. While we can't guarantee how near the top of the list you will be, it's one less thing you'll have to do. Tell us those authors whose new books you want to read. We'll add your name to the waiting list and contact you when the book is ready to check out. Pick up is at the North Bellmore Library only.