Tuesday, March 31

Click the form below to request a purchase of an eBook or Audiobook not found on Nassau Digital Doorway (nassau.overdrive.com).  
Please Note: This is not to buy additional copies of titles already found in Overdrive.  


Monday, March 30

2020 Census: Historic importance, impact — Chaldean News"It is incredibly important that every single resident — every single person — who lives in Nassau County is counted in the 2020 census,” ..Why not do it now while you have the time.  Start Here!

Sunday, March 29


Friday, March 27


The Perfect Time To Learn A Language!

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Wednesday, March 25

Temporary Access to more Databases

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These databases are being provided to public libraries for free If a password is required please use the word open.

Tumblemath- K-6 math ebook database
Direct Link: https://www.tumblemath.com/autologin.aspx?U=tumble2020&P=A3b5c6

TeenBookCloud- gr 7-12 ebook database
Direct Link: https://www.teenbookcloud.com/autologin.aspx?U=tumble2020&P=A3b5c6

AudioBookCloud - all ages audiobook database
Direct Link: https://www.audiobookcloud.com/autologin.aspx?U=tumble2020&P=A3b5c6

RomanceBookCloud - a huge collection of steamy Romance novels for the older crowd!
Direct Link: https://www.romancebookcloud.com/autologin.aspx?U=tumble2020&P=A3b5c6


Miss Humblebee's Academy (Interactive kindergarten-readiness program)

Though the Library Is Closed you Can Now Access Its Research Databases Online

Image result for RESEARCH ONLINE DATABASES“We hope current researchers as well as those who possibly have never done research before will take advantage of these tools while they’re home, and get lost in the satisfying serendipity of discovery." Among them is a searchable, full-text archive of the New York Times from 1851 to 2016, as well as an archive of the Wall Street Journal from 1889 through the present, Newsday Historic and NYS Historic Newspapers
All you need is a library card to access these research tools.  If you don't have a card you can apply for one online . For additional online databases please visit Research and Online Databases .

Tuesday, March 24


Sunday, March 22

Saturday, March 21

‘WRITE IT DOWN’: HISTORIAN SUGGESTS KEEPING A RECORD OF LIFE DURING PANDEMIC

“Tico” Braun, a College Fellow and professor in UVA’s Corcoran Department of History, is urging students and others to keep personal records of these tumultuous times.
Think of your children, your grandchildren, your friends down the road, who will ask you what was it like during that pandemic – “What was it called? Corona-something? You know, the one that was named after a Mexican beer … back then in 2020 or ’21. When was it?”
When you think about the individual in this pandemic, think of yourself and you can write about yourself, think and write about other individuals, and about your relationships to others, to your society, societies, to your loved ones, your friends, your institutions.   You can read the entire article here

Thursday, March 19

To the North Bellmore Library community,
We hope everyone is faring well in these difficult times. This is unchartered territory for everyone. From the teachers learning how to instruct students remotely to parents at home and away from their daily routines and to our senior citizens who are more isolated than ever. While the immediate future is uncertain, we will do our best to continue to serve our community.
We are available to answer your reference questions between the hours of 9:00am to 5:00pm. Whether it be assistance to set up your electronic devices, or to seek out current and accurate information about COVID-19, we are here for you. You can call 516-785-6260 Ext. 319 or email us at info@northbellmorelibrary.org.
If you do not have a library card, please fill out the application below. We will email the barcode for immediate use of our electronic resources. We will also mail the physical card to your home.




Please check our website (www.northbellmorelibrary.org) and Facebook page for updates and free resources available from home. We are adding more titles to our e-book collection, which already has thousands of titles to choose from.
During this time the book drop will be closed. Please do not leave items when the drop is closed. Fines will not be accumulated. Please hold on to all library materials until we reopen.
In the meantime, please continue following CDC guidelines by regularly washing your hands and practicing social distancing.
Please take care and stay safe,
Jessica Tymecki
Librarian-in-Charge

Jessica Tymecki
Librarian-in-Charge
Head of Young Adult Services
North Bellmore Public Library
1551 Newbridge Road
N. Bellmore, NY 11710
(516) 785-6260 ext. 300
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LIBRARY CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Due to the County, State and Federal States of Emergency, the Library will be closed until further notice.  We will continue to monitor the rapidly evolving information and guidance about COVID-19 from the Nassau County Department of Health and the Center for Disease Control and evaluate on an ongoing basis.

This decision was made after much careful consideration.  Our library is a gathering place in the community, frequently bringing together significant numbers of people of all ages.  In order to minimize opportunities for transmission, and to protect both community members' health and library employees we felt this was the best decision.

Please read entire statement here.

For additional information concerning COVID-19 please visit
CDC Website    
NYS Department of Health: Novel Coronavirus COVID-19
Nassau County Department of Health

We will continually update our webpage and offer our patrons information about all of our e-resources which can be accessed remotely.  If you need assistance you can message us on our Facebook Page or 











Coronavirus Won't Stop Us! Access Our Digital Collection



All you need is a valid NBL library card!

Overdrive            e-books and Audiobooks

Zinio                    Digital magazines

Freegal                 Downloadable Music

Kanopy                Streaming Movies

Scholastic            Homeschooling

Sesame Street     Children's e-Books

Wednesday, March 18

Virtual Storytime For Kids

Virtual storytimes for kids: Authors and venues go online amid coronavirus
I know our little patrons prefer Miss Jane,Miss Janine and Miss Michele but why not give these virtual storytimes a try while we are closed at http://bit.ly/2TXT5dY

Tuesday, March 17

Need a tutor while schools are closed?


Online Tutoring and Homework Help

Local schools are closed, but students can still take advantage of tutoring services available through the North Bellmore Library  at Tutor.com.  Online tutors available in 40+ subjects including Math, Science and English. They help thousands of students get better grades every day. All you need is a valid library card from the North Bellmore Public Library. If you need a card you can complete an application online  Get an expert tutor now.

Monday, March 16

Do you need a Library Card Barcode to download an e-Book or watch a movie? We have an App for that!


Even though we are closed you can still apply for a library card online.  Just complete this application and you will receive your card in a few days in the mail. Why not enjoy what your library has to offer!

Thursday, March 12

Programming Postponed


Dear Library Patrons,
We have been carefully monitoring developments related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19).  Our first priority is always the safety of our patrons and staff therefore we have decided to postpone all programs and meetings scheduled at the Library from Friday, March 13th, through Tuesday, March 31st.  We will work to reschedule postponed events when possible and refund program registrants if necessary.

We take these steps out of an abundance of caution and feel it is the best way to serve the community by heeding the guidance of health officials. 

We continue to advise all our patrons, as well as staff, to follow CDC guidelines by:

§  Staying home if you are not feeling well
§  Regularly washing your hands
§  Avoiding crowded areas, especially if you are an at-risk individual

Currently, the Library remains open for normal hours.  Enhanced cleaning and sanitizing procedures are taking place.  As a precaution we have also temporarily removed hard to clean toys from our Children’s Room.

Starting Friday, March 13th, the book drop will remain open at all times to return materials. In addition, we are suspending late fees on all items until further notice.

As always, the Library has many digital services available to you for free, such as,
e-books, e-audiobooks, movies, digital newspapers and magazines. 

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.  We look forward to returning to normal operating procedures.  Until then, please follow social distancing guidelines and stay safe.

Sincerely,
Jessica Tymecki
Librarian-in-Charge



Your Library Budget!


Tuesday, March 3

New Overdrive Feature!

Beginning today, OverDrive is replacing “Auto-checkout” with a new “Hold Redelivery/Deliver Later” option which will give North Bellmore Patrons more control over their holds in Overdrive so that they can borrow and read titles when it’s most convenient for them.  Now NBL users will receive the option of having a reserved item “delivered later” if they are not ready to read it but still wish to remain on the wait queue.  Here’s how it works:

After receiving notification that a hold is available (automatic hold checkout has been eliminated), users can:

  1. Borrow the title within 3 days,
  2. Choose “deliver later” and pass the book to the next person in line for a self-selected period (after the “deliver later” date, the user will receive the next available copy), or
  3. Cancel the hold.
If the user takes no action during the hold pickup window, the “deliver after seven days” option will be automatically applied as a one-time courtesy. If the user takes no action a second time, their hold will be canceled.
Here is a video explaining this new feature can be viewed here: 

  
Happy Reading!

Monday, March 2

Coronavirus Information

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CDC is responding to novel virus outbreak. To learn more visit