MENTONE — Bell Memorial Public Library will be closed on Monday, Sept. 2, in observance of Labor Day.
September is Library Card Sign-Up Month. In honor of Library Card Sign-Up Month, Bell Memorial Public Library is hosting a library scavenger hunt. This will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 3, and continue until Monday, Sept. 30. Each participant will be given a punch card. Visit each of the participating libraries and have a librarian punch your card. Then bring it back to Bell Memorial Library and pick which prize you would like to try and win. You do not need to have a library card to play, but you will get extra entries toward the giveaways for signing up.
Please note that not all library cards are provided for free. Participating libraries include Bell Memorial Public Library, Akron Carnegie Public Library, Argos Public Library, Bourbon Public Library, Rochester Library, Milford Public Library and Syracuse Public Library. BMPL thanks its sponsors for helping make the library scavenger hunt possible: North Pointe Cinemas, It’s Whimsicality, Java Jack, Martin’s Supermarket, Terri’s This and That, Deli n’ Dough, TJ’s Crafts & Home Décor and Pete and Freddy’s Pages Aplenty Bookstore. For more information, contact Elyza at (574) 353-7234.
Starting on Friday, Sept. 6, Story Hour is returning to Bell Memorial Public Library. Bring kids to the library at 10 a.m. Story Hour takes place in the children’s room. Stories being read are “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?” by Bill Martin, Jr. and Eric Carle, “The Color Kittens” by Margaret Wise Brown and “Color Farm” by Lois Ehlert. Kids will be making a Brown Bear book for their craft.
Log on today to read these eBooks through Hoopla Digital: “The Doctor’s Orders” by Heidi Cullinan, “Finding Lady Enderly” by Joanna Davidson and “The Taster” by V.S. Alexander. Kids and teens can browse these titles, including “Sime the Best Guide to Miraculous” by various authors and “Pete the Cat: Sir Pete the Brave” by James Dean.
There are still plenty of books left in the library’s lobby for a book sale. Stop by to see what is still available. Prices are 25 cents for hardbacks, including eHardbacks, or five for $1; 10 cents for paperbacks, including trade paperbacks; 50 cents for audiobooks and 25 cents for music CDs. DVDs are sold as marked.
New arrivals coming soon to BMPL include “The Last Astronaut” by David Wellington, “Lili Macaroni” by Nicole Testa, “Lula and the Sea Monster” by Alex Latimer, “The Messy Alphabet Book” by Sesame Workshop, “Moana’s Big Leap” by Suzanne Francis, “The Mueller Report by Night of Thunder” by Dan Richards, “Point of Impact” by Stephen Hunter, “The Poison Jungle” by Tui T. Sutherland, “Recipe for Disaster” by Tom Angleberger, “Red Skies Falling” by Alex London, “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” by Alvin Schwartz, “Sniper’s Honor” by Stephen Hunter, “The Third Bullet” by Stephen Hunter, “Time to Hunt” by Stephen Hunter, “The Turn of the Key” by Ruth Ware, “The Unbreakable Zamperini” by Nel Yomtov, “The Wallflower Wager” by Tessa Dare, “Winter Cottage” by Mary Ellen Taylor, “Wishtree” by Katherine Applegate and “Wyoming Heart” by Diana Palmer.