MENTONE — Due to issues with their phone lines, Bell Memorial Public Library now has a new business phone number. They can be reached at (574)-893-3200. Their former number, (574)-353-7234, is no longer in service.
The Junior Kids Book Club will meet from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4
Book Sale (They just added more, including DVDs)
Where: BMPL Main Lobby
Why: Because everyone loves books
Teen Book Club will meet from 4:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2. Any teen or young adult interested in joining should contact Natalie Salazar at (574)-893-3200.
Bell Memorial Public Library now offers wireless printing from your smartphone or tablet. User must use the MENTONEWLAN for this to work
Persons using wireless printing will need to know how to print to print from their own device, Library staff cannot provide support for printing or other issues on patron owned equipment.
- Be sure you are connected to the MENTONEWLAN.
- Open the item to be printed and select the print command.
- Search for the CANON MF642c series printer
- Click on the printer icon to begin the print process.
This is a new service and the library staff are still learning how to use the machine. If there is an issue with the machine, please leave a note for Mr. Boggs or e-mail him at [email protected]
Story hour takes place at 10 a.m. every Friday in the children’s room.
Curbside services are always available. Please call (574)-893-3200 to request materials. You can also email Stephen Boggs at [email protected].
Additional patron services at the Bell Memorial Public Library. Demand has certainly risen for Internet hotspots and the library has just added three new units for patron use. The units are free to use, can be reserved, circulate for one week and are only available to residents in the Bell Memorial Library’s tax district which includes the Town of Mentone and Harrison Township or to patrons who have purchased a library card. The hotspots use the T-Mobile/Sprint network and have exceedingly good download speeds and connectivity. Just contact the library if you have any questions.
Another new service is the patron use VHS videotape converter to digital. Contact Stephen Boggs at (574)-893-3200 or [email protected] to set up a time to come to the Library to learn how to use the machine and begin digitizing homemade videotapes. Users will need to bring their own storage device such as a USB flash drive (4Gb minimum) or an external hard drive. Copying off-air programs is not allowed.
Plans are also being considered to add a document/photo scanner which will include a 35mm film or slide scanner, a Circuit machine for patron use as well as a 3-D printer. Just contact Mr. Boggs at the Library for more details.
Check out what’s streaming on Hoopla Digital. New audiobooks that were just added to Hoopla: ” Forgiven” by Garrett Leigh; “Transcendence” by Gaia Vince; and “Sanctuary” by Luca Andrea. Teens and children can browse these titles: “The Red Badge of Courage” by Stephan Crane; and “The Next Door Series” by Denette Fretz. All that is required to use Hoopla’s streaming service is a valid library card. For more information, please stop in and speak with a library staff member.
The Bell Memorial Public Library is sharing artwork from the Jail Chemical Addictions Program (JCAP) in Marshall County (and others in a few months). The art class is a program to help enhance the quality of life for participants, by offering art classes through Heartland Artists Gallery, to help them on their road to recovery.
The artwork will be on display in the Library until mid-February and the works that have been done so far are excellent. The Heartland Artists Gallery is located in Plymouth and their website is at: https://heartlandartgallery.com/