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Bombs Away Coming to Bell Library!
If you are interested in World War II history, the War Birds, and other aircraft, join us on Saturday, July 9th at 1:00 PM. Matt Hurd, owner of Bombs Away LLC Bryan, Ohio specializes in bomb replicas, grenades, and military items for museums, aircraft owners, businesses, collectors, and has even made bomb replicas for Rihanna. Matt Hurd also attends air shows around the country portraying a bomber crewman for the World War II B-17 Bomber. He has also flown the B-17 Bomber to some of the air shows. There will be a 45 minute special video about World War II Fighter Pilots following the program. All ages are welcome and you do not need to sign up for this program.
Akron Area Arts League Art Program!
The Akron Area Arts League will be hosting an art program for kids ages 8 to 15. Kids will do a different painting each day. This program runs Monday through Thursday July 18-21 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. The Kid’s Art Show will be held Thursday, July 21st at 6:00 PM. Parents and family are welcome to come enjoy what the kids created all week. Artwork will be sent home after the show. Cost for this program is $25.00 and includes all materials. Class size is limited to 20 and you must fill out a form and send it with check to The Akron Arts League. Forms are available at the circulation desk.
Kid’s Canvas Painting With Karla Hayden!
Girls will paint a pink peony & boys will paint a race car. Time & date is Saturday, July 23rd at 10:00 AM. Cost is $10.00 and includes all materials. You must sign up for this program & pre-pay. Checks should be made out to Karla Hayden.
Coming in August! Painting With Karla Hayden!
Canvas painting at Bell Memorial Public Library with Karla Hayden. Thursday, August 18th 6:30 to 8:30 PM. Cost is $15.00 and includes supplies, instructions, and fun! Register and prepay at the circulation desk at Bell Library or online at: www.happypaintbrush.com--click Event Calendar. Questions? Contact Bell library at: 574-353-7234 or call, text, or Facebook message Karla Hayden at: 574-268-4977
We Will be Closed on Sundays Beginning May 29th
Starting Sunday, May 29th we will be closed on Sunday and will remain closed on Sundays through September 4th.
Programs Coming in May & June!
For May! Make this teacup bird feeder. Made from teacups and copper pipe, they are simple to make. Cost for this program will be $5.00 or $3.00 if you bring your own teacup and saucer. Time & date is Thursday, May 26th at 6:00 PM. You must sign up for this program.
Maek this wood flag. Cost for this program will be $6.00. Date & time to be announced
Friends of the Library Book Sale!
Friends of the Library Book Sale at Bell Library! Friday & Saturday, May 13 & 14 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM. If you have any books you would like to donate for the sale or if you would like to volunteer to help with the sale contact: Stephen Boggs at 574-353-7234.
Kid‘s Spring Break Movie This Thursday at 1:00 PM!
Kids! Come and enjoy a movie during spring break! We will be watching "The Good Dinosaur." A hilariously heartwarming adventure about the power of confronting and overcoming your fears and discovering who you are meant to be. A Disney-Pixar movie. Time & date Thursday, April 7th at 1:00 PM.
Indiana State Park Passes Available to Check Out at Bell Library! For More Info and to Reserve a Date for the Pass, Call the Library at 574-353-7234.
Zumba for Beginners at Bell Library!
Zumba at Bell Library every Monday evening at 7:00 PM. This is a class for beginners. $3.00 donation per person per class. Join us for some Latin dancing fun. For more info follow Eva’s Zumba and Hip Hop Classes on Facebook.
Movie Matinee Monday, April 18th at 1:30 PM
Join us for our Movie Matinee on Monday, April 18th at 1:30 PM. We will be viewing God's Club. This is a faith based movie that focuses on having the ability to believe in God no matter what.
Make This Butterfly Wreath!
Make this adorable butterfly wreath. This is a simple project made with butterflies printed on card stock and attached to a grapevine wreath. Cost for this program is $4.00 and you must sign up. Time & date will be Tuesday, April 26th at 6:00 PM. This program is for adults and teens only.
A CPR class will be held at Bell Library Thursday, March 24th from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Cost for this class is $10.00 per person and you must sign up. You will receive certification when you finish the class.
Make a Painted Easter Bunny Sign
This Bunny is painted on wood with a bow, butterfly, and a bushy tail attached. Great for your Easter decor. Cost for this program is $4.00 and you must sign up. Time & date is Tuesday, March 22nd at 6:00 PM. This program is for adults & teens only please!
Visit Culver’s Winter Fest this weekend.
The second weekend in February brings everyone out of their houses and into the park for fun-filled winter days. The National Ice Fishing Competition is held on Lake Maxinkuckee along with a Kids Ice Fishing Camp. Come out and enjoy the winter with ice sculptures displayed throughout the town, sledding and ice skating in the Town Park, and the popular Polar Plunge. Oh – and some warm chili to fill your bellies. Also don’t miss out on the Cupid’s Crawl shopping event Friday. Visit the website for a complete schedule.
The Indiana Department of Education is Offering Free eBooks! Many Educational Titles for Children & Teens Available to Anyone in the State of Indiana!
Through the Hoosier Family of Readers initiative, students and their families across the state will have unlimited access to reading material on myON, giving families an opportunity to share rich literacy experiences together regardless of their socioeconomic status or whether or not there is a proficient reader in the home.
Access your Bell Library account on-line!
You can now access your library account on-line.You can view your account, place holds, and renew your materials. (You must not have any outstanding fines to renew materials.) To access your account, send an email to Stephen Boggs at: email@example.com. You will receive an email with a user name and password, (which can be changed) and instructions to complete your user account.
Make a Valentine Wall Hanging!
We will be making this Valentine Burlap Wall Hanging on Thursday, February 11th at 6:00 PM. Cost for this program will be $3.00 and you must sign up.
Tax Forms Available!
It's that time again. We now have tax forms in the library. To print forms online, access them here: For Federal Tax Forms click For Indiana Tax Forms click
Meeting Rooms Available!
I Didn’t Know the Library Did That?
You can ask us to buy a book, movie, or other library material. And if we can't get if for you, we can request it from another library. Didn't know the library did that? Well now you do.
The True Story of Winnie the Pooh and Her Pal, Christopher Robin
Check Out Our Children’s Programs!
Check out our new Kid's Story Times! We have new times for our Kid's Story Time and check out what's happening in our Children's Department!