All posts by Stephen Boggs

No Internet connection at home? We can help!

The Bell Memorial Library is now circulates an Internet Hotspot.  These devices are about the size of a large cell phone and connect the user to the Internet via cell phone towers.  The device will circulate for a week and patrons can reserve the units.

For more information, contact Stephen Boggs at (574) 353-7234 or via e-mail at sboggs@bell.lib.in.us

 

Yes, we DO circulate toys…

There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly

Storytelling Kit # 2

Kit includes:  2 Books:  There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed  A Fly, &The Three Pigs.  Also included are an old lady doll, fly, bird, horse, cat, dog, cow and horse.  Puppets included are:  3 pigs, wolf, straw house, stick house and brick house.   Also included are Old MacDonald, horse, pig, cow, sheep and chicken.  Storytelling glove is also included.

 

~Creative Corner~

Calling all crafters!  Join us on Thursday,

February 15th from 5:00-7:00 pm.  We will be making this cute Shamrock Planter.  Cost for this class will be $5.00.  This class will be limited to 20 participants and sign up is required.  Sign up sheets will be located at the main circulation desk.  Creative Corner is for adults only ages 18+.

Questions, please contact Billie or Sharon at

574-353-7234.

 

How to use our e-book service

With your Internet browser you can access our e-book collection in our “Magic Wall” at:  http://bmpl.axis360.baker-taylor.com/

You will need to have online access from your Bell Memorial Public Library account to use our e-book service. Our e-book service needs your Bell Library account information to login. Just e-mail the Director at sboggs@bellmpl.info to register for an online account. Online access for just your Bell Library account will show you what you have checked out, any fines and what materials you have requested to be held for you.

The Library’s currently held e-books are available at http://bmpl.axis360.baker-taylor.com/
Below is what the initial screen will look like in your web browser:

To access the collection click on Login in the upper right corner. Enter your Bell Memorial Public Library username and password at the appropriate prompt which should look like this:

After a successful login you should be returned to the Library’s “Magic Wall” page.

You can browse the collection by hovering your mouse over the title for brief information on the title…for example:

For more information on the title click again on the cover art and a new screen will appear giving you brief details of the title…

Clicking on details will provide a synopsis if available.
To continue browsing, click on the Magic Wall on the upper left of the screen.

Easier Information About Your Local Government Finances

The Department of Local Government Finance (“Department”), in partnership with the Indiana Business Research Center, has recently released an online dashboard for political subdivisions. The dashboard displays summary information about political subdivisions, including revenues, expenditures, and assessed values. For school corporations, educational performance data is also provided.

The URL for the Gateway online dashboard is https://gateway.ifionline.org/public/FD/overview.aspx. 

 

E-BOOKS FOR YOU AT THE BELL MEMORIAL PUBLIC LIBRARY

  1. Ivory and Bone by Julie Eshbaugh/
  2. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs /
  3. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins /
  4. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins /
  5. Mocking Jay by Suzanne Collins /
  6. The Inquisition by Taran Matharu /
  7. Night School by Lee Child /
  8. Turbo Twenty Three by Janet Evanovich /
  9. Dragon Teeth by Michael Crichton /
  10. Love Story by Karen