Engraved Memorial Brick Pavers in the Library’s
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Build a memorial in memory of a loved one.
Purchase an engraved memorial brick paver for Bell Library’s Reading Garden.
Create a lasting symbol of honor to a loved one or have your name or message in a permanent place for people to see for years to come.
These bricks may be inscribed with up to four lines.
Each line will contain up to 12 spaces (including blanks).
The bricks will then be incorporated in to the walkway throughout the Reading Garden.
For more information please contact Roger Moriarty, Board President at: 574-353-7938, or Library Director Stephen Boggs at (574) 353-7234 or via e-mail at: sboggs@bellmpl.info


September 2017 Newsletter

2018 Budget information for the Bell Memorial Public Library

Home Energy meeting for Mentone Residents

MENTONE — Housing Opportunities of Warsaw will be holding a Home Energy Impact program at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, at the Mentone Fire Department & Town Hall.

Residents who attend the meeting will receive energy-saving tips and free air-sealing products. The homeowner kit contains a caulk gun and caulk, plumbers’ tape, spray foam insulation, a door weather strip sweep, a shower head, four light switch insulators, eight receptacle insulators, a window kit for six windows, foam weather stripping, LED bulbs and child-safe outlet plugs. Renter kits do not contain the spray foam, window kit or caulking gun and caulk.

Sign up sheets are available at Java Jacks and the Mentone clerk’s office, or residents may contact Tim Croy at (574) 551-7662.
Original article from: http://www.inkfreenews.com/2017/08/21/home-energy-impact-program-to-be-held-in-mentone/

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1:00 p.m.



In this modern day spin on Pride & Prejudice, Elizabeth Scott (Cindy Busby), is fishing for direction in her life and gets the opportunity to professionally show her Cavalier King Charles Spaniel in a fancy New York dog show. Dog show judge Donovan Darcy (Ryan Paevey) comes across as aristocratic and rude and a chain of misunderstandings unfold during the competition, complicating their mutual attraction. In true Jane Austen fashion, Elizabeth and Donovan begin to see the error of their ways and it turns out Mr. Darcy is far more kind and interesting than Elizabeth ever imagined.

Commercial grade Amana microwave oven for sale

Unit being offered for sale is an Amana commercial grade microwave oven that is approximately 10 years old and was only sparingly used.  Unit is 2700 watts and runs on a 220 circuit (picture of plug and unit below).  Serious offers only, please.

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Commercial grade Hobart dishwasher for sale!

Unit offered for sale is a Hobart commercial direct connect (no plug) dishwasher model LX 18.  Unit is approximately 10 years old with very few hours on it.  Pictures are below.  Unit listed on ebay at: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Undercounter-DISHWASHER-Dish-Washer-Machine-by-Hobart-Under-Counter-LX30-/302287699233

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The Library will be open again on Sundays beginning September 10, (1:00-5:00)

E-Books now available at BMPL!axis 360 image for website

Our e-book service uses Baker & Taylor’s Axis360.  These titles can be read with any Internet browser or an app which is available for Apple products at the App Store or for Android products on Google Play.

Login information is required for our e-book collection.  Simply stop by the Library, call us at (574) 353-7234 or e-mail us at sboggs@bellmpl.info and we’ll see that your login is established.  This login also enables you to check your current Library card status, books you have checked out and helps you place a reserve on materials.  The web address for our online catalog is available by clicking this link: BMPL OPAC.

Do remember that the entire Library building is an Internet “hotspot.”  So if you have a limited data plan for your phone/tablet use our connection!  Under your wireless settings just select “mentonewlan.” No login information is required.

To access available e-book titles go to this web address: http://bmpl.axis360.baker-taylor.com This is called the Magic Wall where you can browse and get more information on all of our e-book titles.

We have easy-to-follow instructions loaded here on the website, but you can ALWAYS call (574) 353-7234 or e-mail us at sboggs@bellmpl.info

E-book instructions for your Internet browser.
E-book instructions for Apple devices.
E-book instructions for Android devices.

August Newsletter

July Newsletter


From the Heart of the Valley
Publication of Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation
Summer 2017

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Kosciusko County Head Start
Accepting applications for the 2017-2018 school year!

  • For Children ages 3-5
  • Income-based eligibility
  • At no cost to families
  • Breakfast, lunch, snack
  • Six hour school days
  • Parent opportunities
  • Learn Kindergarten readiness skills
  • Math, Reading, Writing, and Science
  • Classrooms in Claypool, Leesburg, Mentone, Pierceton, North Webster, and Warsaw


Join our Early Head Start Family

  • Prenatal-Age 3
  • Income-based eligibility
  • Learn School Readiness SKills
  • Home-based program
  • 90 minute One on One Home Visit
  • Playgroups held twice a month


Come in and apply at
811 S. Buffalo St., Warsaw

or call for more information:
Kim Dunnuck (574) 371-1461 (Head Start)
Bianca Juarez (574) 371-1488 (Head Start & Early Head Start)
Chelsea Beard (574) 371-1490 (Early Head Start)





We have two part-time clerk positions (25 hours or less) now available at the Bell Memorial Public Library in Mentone, IN.

The first one is especially for High School students with hours mostly in the evenings and weekends.  The second position is primarily days with hours mostly from 11:00 – 2:00.

Library Clerks do a small amount of many jobs around the Library such as answering the telephone, making photocopies, sending/receiving faxes, checking in/out Library materials, putting away and retrieving materials for Library Patrons.

Computer or Library experience is NOT required. Customer Service and Satisfaction is the Library’s main goal and that is what we train our employees to deliver.

Please contact Stephen Boggs, Library Director, at (574) 353-7234 or via e-mail using the address above or by clicking here.

BMPL Employment Application

Interested in a new way to have Story Time with your kids at home?? Together you and your child can be read a story online and you can watch as the book comes to life while the story is being read!!
Check out: http://www.storylineonline.net/




ABCmouse.com:  With more than 5,000 interactive books, educational games, puzzles, and other learning activities, ABCmouse.com’s award-winning online curriculum is an invaluable resource for young learners (ages 2-7+).  From Age of Learning, Inc. ABCmouse is only available on Library computers.

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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.


The Indiana Department of Education is Offering Free eBooks! Many Educational Titles for Children & Teens Available to Anyone in the State of Indiana!

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Access your Bell Library account on-line!

searchYou 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: sboggs@bell.lib.in.us. You will receive an email with a user name and password, (which can be changed) and instructions to complete your user account.

Meeting Rooms Available!

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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.  info
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