MENTONE — Bell Memorial Public Library’s Teen Book Club will meet from 4:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, April 6.
For information about reading material or for any teen or young adult wishing to participate, contact Natalie Salazar at (574) 893-3200.
There will be no story hour on Friday, April 9. Story Hour will resume at 10 a.m. Friday, April 16.
The library is also currently holding a book sale in its main lobby during business hours.
BMPL always offers curbside services. Call (574) 893-3200 to request materials. Patrons can also e-mail Stephen Boggs at [email protected].
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 and can be reserved. They circulate for one week and are only available to residents in the 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/Spring network and have exceedingly good download speeds and connectivity. Contact the library with any questions.
BMPL now offers wireless printing from smartphones and tablets. Users must use the Mentone WLAN for this to work.
Those using wireless printing will need to know how 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 Mentone WLAN. 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 library staff are still learning how to use the machine. If there is an issue with the machine, leave a note with Stephen Boggs or e-mail him at [email protected].
Another new service is the patron-use VHS videotape converter to digital. Contact Stephen Boggs at (574) 893-3200 or at [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 with a 4 GB 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 Cricut machine for patron use as well as a 3D printer. Contact Stephen Boggs at the library for more details.