Thursday, March 16, 2017

Proposed Library Budget 2017-2018

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Proposed Library Operating Budget

VOTE: Wednesday, April 5, 2017

 REGISTER: Thursday, March 23, 2017 

The North Bellmore Public Library is entering a very exciting time! Our expansion/renovation project is almost ready to begin as we have found a temporary location to use during the construction. The Library continues to be a valuable community resource. More and more patrons are taking advantage of all the programs and services we have to offer. There are books, Playaway Launchpads, Kindles, DVDs, museum passes, downloadable e-books, Rokus and computers providing internet access. 
The Library’s Board of Trustees is proud to announce that we are once again asking for a minimal increase for the 2017-2018 budget. This year we are asking for a 1.6% increase. 
Some interesting facts about our Library in the past year: Have over 17,000 registered borrowers Over 105,000 patron visits Circulated over 131,000 items Librarians answered over 18,000 questions Conducted 245 children’s programs and 348 adult and young adult programs with an attendance of 11,847
 The Friends of the Library continue to develop new ways to enhance our Library as well as sponsor many informative and entertaining programs. They have also donated many items to the Library such as a piano to be used for our many musical programs.
 Our Outreach Services Department continues to grow delivering Library materials to homebound patrons. We have expanded our notary service hours and our public fax machine is in constant use. Our entire Library is WIFI. The Library’s staff and Board of Trustees are dedicated to fulfilling the needs of the community!
 BOARD OF TRUSTEES Ethna Lay, President Barbara Fillios Robert Gibilterra Vincent Maiello Thomas Vaughn. Two residents Brandon Gimpelman and Tara Casucci are  vying for trustee seat being vacated by Dr. Ethna Lay.

Monday, February 20, 2017




 AT 785-6260 X 301

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

New Museum Pass-The New York Transit Museum

The New York Transit Museum (also called the NYC Transit Museum) is a museum that displays historical artifacts of the New York City Subwaybus, commuter rail, and bridge and tunnel systems under the administration of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). The main Museum is located in the decommissioned Court Street subway station in Downtown Brooklyn and Brooklyn Heights in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. Our pass provides free admission to 2 adults and 2 children.  Please make a reservation here at Museum Pass Reservations or call the Reference Desk @ 785-6260 x 318 or 319.  Please have your library card available.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Federal and NYS Tax Forms

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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 
NYS Forms

Monday, November 21, 2016

Wednesday, October 26, 2016


The Library’s expansion and renovation design has won an award for design excellence from our regional chapter of the American Institute of Architects. The award was presented in October. We are still awaiting final approval of all the architectural plans from the New York State Education Department. We are still searching for a temporary location and continue our major weeding process. Please contact Library Director, Thomas Bazzicalupo, at 785-6260 ext. 301 if you have any questions about the Library’s expansion/renovation project .

Milestones of Expansion/Renovation Project

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.