Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Library Budget Vote Wednesday April 8th 2015

The North Bellmore Public Library continues to be a valuable community resource.  With the current economic conditions, more and more patrons are taking advantage of all the programs and services we have to offer.  There are books, magazines, Kindles, DVD's, museum passes, downloadable e-books and computers providing internet access.  We also conduct programs for our patrons ages infant through seniors.  The library staff and Board of Trustees continue to implement new services and maintain and improve the Library's high-level of service.  The library's Board of Trustees has been able to maintain very low increases in the Library's budget.  We are happy to report that this year we are only asking for a 1.8% increase.  Click here to see the proposed budget and please vote on April 8th between  1PM and 9PM.

Friday, March 20, 2015

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!

Friday, February 27, 2015

Library Community Meeting-You're Invited

The Library Board of Trustees is looking into the possibility of renovating and expanding the present Library building.  The Library has run out of space needed to continue providing the North Bellmore community with the high-level of service they expect.  With more space, the Library will be able to provide more services and programs in a more inviting atmosphere.  All North Bellmore residents are encouraged to attend any of the following Community Meetings:  Monday March 30th 1PM     Monday April 13th 1PM      Tuesday April 14th 7PM

Monday, February 2, 2015

Vita tax volunteers will be at the North Bellmore Library beginning Thursdays February 5th thru April 9th from 10AM-2PM.  Appointments will be required and can be made at the Reference desk by calling 785-6260 ext 318 and 319.  The last set of appointments accepted each Thursday will be at 1PM.  Please schedule your appointment as soon as possible since the number of appointments is limited.

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.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Tax Forms and Publications

The IRS has significantly reduced the variety of paper products being sent to libraries.  Our library will still be supplying tax forms and publications to the public as in past years, but will be unable to supply the same variety due to uncontrollable factors.  Paper tax forms will begin arriving towards the end of January.

As a majority of forms and publications are not being sent to libraries, the IRS displays 3 ways patrons can obtain them: 

Currently NYS is still providing forms and publications but you can obtain forms and publications online at