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How to use our e-book service

With your Internet browser you can access our e-book collection in our “Magic Wall” at:

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 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
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 


Fellow Patron Requesting Help

We have a patron with special needs who is requesting a series of book titles which we only have in paperback, they need audio books.

 The patron would love to read James Patterson’s series of, “The Women’s Murder Club.”  They would like to start with the first title of the series, but any will do.

 If you have any to donate, please bring them to the Bell Memorial Library and have the staff place them on Stephen’s desk.

 Thank You!!!


Happy Veterans Day


For all of those that have sacrificed, time, marriages, births, birthdays, anniversaries, limbs, and lives WE THANK YOU!!! WE APPRECIATE YOUR SERVICE!!! AND WE ARE PROUD TO CALL YOU OURS!!! Thank you for volunteering to serve our country to make sure we the people are free to live as we see fit. And for those that served not  voluntary, THANK YOU ALSO!  Without Veterans there would be no United States. Happy Veterans Day, please know you are loved and appreciated and respected.

Come Join Us For Anime Night

We are happy to announce Anime Night!!!!! November 14, 2017 starting at 5:00 P.M.

We will be watching a Studio Ghibli film, Playing pokemon or your choice anime card games. Anime crafts.  Just for fun come dressed as your favorite anime character. Have suggestions??? Contact Billie Abalos. Come on out to see what fun things we have planned. We cant wait to see you!!!!

Trick or Treating in Fulton County

Fulton County communities and organizations are readying for this year’s round of Halloween fun.

Here’s a rundown:

• Boofest in downtown Rochester is Thursday, 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Following that is the annual First Financial Bank costume contest, on East Eighth Street. Downtown drivers should watch for the first half-block of East Eighth Street to be restricted or closed until the contest is over.

• Faith Outreach Center, 1125 E. Ninth St., will have trunk and treat from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday.

• Rochester trick-or-treat hours are 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

• Fulton Liberty Lions’ costume contest is at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the Fulton Community Building. There will be prizes in six age groups, including adults, and cash prizes for the top three winners in each group.

Trick-or-treating follows from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday.

• Akron festivities start with a 5 p.m. Saturday parade from Town Square Park to the fire station. Costume contest judging begins at 5:30 p.m.

Trick-or-treating is 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday.

• Beaver Dam United Methodist Church is having trunk and treat from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot across from the church, 9798 W. 1000 South, Akron. There’s a prize for the best decorated trunk. There also will be hayrides and snacks. All children are welcome.

• Kewanna trick-or-treating is 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

During those hours the Kewanna United Methodist Church is having truck or treat at Pearl and Toner streets. Attendees are welcome to have a hot dog and drink in the church annex.

Also, the Kewanna Church of Christ invites children to play games and crafts during trick-or-treating hours.

• Trick-or-treating hours in other towns: Argos – 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday; Culver, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday; Winamac, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday; Monterey, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday.

Adult Movie for October 16th

October's Movie

We will be showing the movie, “Growing the BIG One”

A small town’s annual pumpkin growing contest means huge changes for big city radio host Emma Silver(Shannon Doherty) who sets out to pay off her late grandfather’s debts by winning this year’s $50,000 grand prize. In the process she strikes sparks with a handsome neighbor Seth( Kavan Smith) who could teach her a lot about farming and love.

This irresistible and romantic film, cultivates big laughs, warm memories, and unforgettable friendships.

History Of Halloween

Straddling the line between fall and winter, plenty and paucity, life and death, Halloween is a time of celebration and superstition. It is thought to have originated with the ancient Celtic festival  of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and and wear costumes to ward off roaming ghosts. In the eighth century, Pope Gregory lll designated November 1 as a time to honor all saints and martyrs; the holiday, All Saints Day, incorporated some traditions of Samhain. The evening before was known as All Hallow’s Eve and later Halloween. Over time, Halloween evolved into a secular, community-based event characterized by child friendly activities such as trick or treating. In a number of countries around the world, as the days grow shorter and the nights grow colder, people continue to usher in the winter season with gatherings, costumes, and sweet treats.


  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