Tuesday, January 28

Coronavirus Information

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For the benefit of healthcare professionals, medical researchers and the public, Elsevier has created a Novel Coronavirus Information Center with free information in English and Mandarin on the novel coronavirus 2019-nCoV…”

Novel Coronavirus Information Center https://www.elsevier.com/connect/coronavirus-information-center

Monday, January 27

2020 Children’s Award Winners!

The American Library Association (ALA) on January 27 announced the top books, video, and audio books for children and young adults—including the Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Newbery, and Printz awards—at its Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia. Check out the winners here

Tuesday, January 21

In Case You Missed It!

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We are now circulating a StarBlast Telescope!
The telescope with its accompanying guides and finding aids are now available to reserve through our website at: http://www.eventkeeper.com/code/events.cfm?curOrg=NBELLMR2&curapp=passes
(Open to North Bellmore cardholders ages 18+. Telescope kit has a 7-day loan period)

Thursday, January 16

Monday, January 13

Beginner Mahjong

Still time to register!! Tuesdays January 14th, 21st and 28th 1PM-3PM Back by popular demand!!! This is the game that has fascinated people for so many years with its strategies, sequences, and combinations. This class will introduce you to the tiles, sticks and basic moves of this ancient game. Mrs. Jacqui Palatnik, instructor will provide the cards. There is a nominal fee of $2.00.Class fee is non refundable. This program is open to all patrons.Please register at the Reference Desk-space is limited.

Tuesday, January 7

Join instructor Jacqui Palatnik on Thursdays January 30, February 6 and 13th 6:30 PM-8:30 PM to learn the fascinating game of Canasta.  This oldie but goodie card game has been around for years and is back in full swing with a new twist. You will find it challenging and Lots Of Fun!!!!!  Please register at the Reference Desk-there is a nominal $1.00 registration fee.

Wednesday, January 1

American Girl Dolls Are Here!!!!

You can now reserve the American Doll of your choice using  Tixkeeper at http://www.eventkeeper.com/code/events.cfm?curOrg=NBELLMR2&curapp=passes

Monday, December 30

Thursday, November 21

Introducing kanopy!!!!!

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If you're interested in independent, international, classic, or documentary films, you're in luck. Get out your library card and sign up for Kanopy, our newest on-demand video streaming service.  This service also includes Kanopy For Kids!
You can stream over 30,000  films from hundreds of popular producers such as The Criterion Collection, The Great Courses, and PBS, as well as thousands of independent filmmakers—on every topic imaginable.

Here’s how to get started:

1. Go to https://northbellmorelibrary.kanopy.com/  and add your library card and continue.
2.  Enter you name, email and password.
3.  Complete the sign up by going to your email and confirming your email address.
4.  Start watching videos!

Kanopy FAQS

Wednesday, November 6

Princh – Our New Wireless Printing Solution

Say hello to Princh, our new cloud-based printing solution! Princh allows library patrons to print from mobile devices and laptops.To print from your Android or IOS device just download the free Princh app from your digital store. To print from your laptop visit print.princh.com.The printing prices remained the same (.05¢ a page for black and white, 25¢ a page for color), but the payment methods have been diversified. You can now pay using your credit card (Visa or Mastercard ) or your Paypal account, and cash!  Our Pinch Printer number is 102472. If you need help please call the Reference Desk 516-785-6260 x 316 or 317.

Monday, July 1

Suggest A New Magazine-Please Tell Us!!!!!!

We have only a sample of our full print magazine collection in the temporary library. Which ones have you missed? Which ones would you like to see join our collection in the new library?

Please complete the survey here!!!!

Tuesday, June 4

Bellmore Life Digitized

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You can now search Bellmore Life from 1964-forward at http://nyshistoricnewspapers.org/

Thursday, March 28

NICHE Aademy


What is NICHE Academy?
Niche Academy is an online learning platform made for libraries. The platform gives individual libraries their own online academies that can be used as a teaching tool for patrons .  We have included tutorials for online databases, for computer basics and office products, e-books,  setting up an e-mail,  exploring various popular platforms such as facebook, twitter, pinterest and more.  We are happy to be able to provide this learning tool to the patrons of the North Bellmore Public Library. 

Wednesday, December 12

Museum Passes

Free Museum Passes and More Perks From Your North Bellmore Library CardPasses may be borrowed by NBL cardholders 18 years of age and older. You can't beat this deal!  The whole family can enjoy some of New York's most popular museums for free with a library card. Click here to see which passes we offer!

Friday, November 30

Thursday, August 18

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

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, January 30


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.