MENTONE — This will be the last week of the Bell Memorial Public Library summer reading program. The program officially ends on Friday, July 2, 2021. Participants have until Monday, July 5, to turn in their final reading logs and collect any additional prizes.
Please take notice that BMPL has a new phone number. Their new number is (574) 893-3200.
SRP Movie Monday takes place at 2 p.m. Monday, June 28. The feature film will be “Nut Job.” Popcorn will be provided.
BMPL has a number of popular TV series on DVD. A few of them are listed below. If you are behind a few seasons and need to binge watch, stop by and check your favorite series out. (Valid library card is required).
- Rosemary & Thyme
- The Sopranos
- Star Trek Picard
Check out what’s new and now streaming on Hoopla Digital. “Around Seven” by Ofelia Grand, “Pelagia” by Steve Holloway and “Lala Land.” Teens and children can browse these titles: “Pigs at a Party” by Hans Wilhelm and “One, Two, Follow Through” by TBD. A valid library card is needed to use our Hoopla streaming services. For more information, please stop in and speak with a library staff member.
These new books will be hitting the shelves soon. **Please note that the majority of the books are pre-ordered. BMPL does not receive them until they are released from the publisher. **
- “Paradise, WV” by Rob Rufus (July 20)
- “The Paramedic’s Secret Son” by Rachel Dove
- “Radar Girls” by Sara Ackerman (July 27)
- “Ralph Compton Seven Roads to Revenge” by Carlton Stowers (July 27)
- “Robert Ludlum’s the Bourne Treachery” by Brian Freeman (July 27)
- “Santa’s Sweetheart” by Janet Dailey
- “Secrets in the Sand” by Carolyn Brown (July 27)
- “The Secrets of Us” by Lucinda Berry
- “The Shadow” by James Patterson (July 13)
- “The Shadow People” by Joe Clifford (July 13)
- “The Stranger Behind You” by Carol Goodman
- “Such a Quiet Place” by Megan Miranda (July 13)
- “The Summer of Sunshine and Margot” by Susan Mallery (July 27)
- “Sunrise by the Sea” by Jenny Colgan
- “The Therapist” by B.A. Paris (July 13)
- “Thief of Souls” by Brain Klingborg
- “Three Words for Goodbye” by Hazel Gaynor (July 27)
- “Discovering Small Town Secrets” by Tyler Anne Snell
- “The Unofficial Tiktok Cookbook” by Valentina Mussi
- “Video Chatting for Seniors in Easy Steps” by Nick Vandome (Aug 24)
- “When He was Wicket” by Julia Quinn (July 6)
The library always offers curbside services. 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 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.
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]
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.