June 30, 2018


Teen Summer Reading Club 2018
Our old building may be closed for renovation, but we’re still rocking! Visit us at our temporary location to sign up for the Teen SRC! All North Bellmore students entering grades 6 through 12 in September can join NBL’s summer reading club. As a member you will read books, write reviews of the books you have read, and submit them for a chance to win the weekly raffle. When you sign up for the SRC you will get a bag of goodies and a chance to guess how many candies are in the jar at the Reference Desk. The closest guess wins the whole jar!
You can drop your book reviews in the raffle box in our temporary location, or you can submit them online at: YA SRC Book Reviews

Due to our building renovation, all of our programs will take place at Grace Lutheran Church located at 1294 Bellmore Avenue in North Bellmore. We are very grateful to the staff and parishioners at Grace Lutheran who have kindly offered their space with the community.

Rock Decorating
Tuesday, July 10th 3:30-4:30pm
Rock your creative side with rocks! We will make kindness rocks, pet rocks, string rocks, a rock gardenthe possibilities are endless!

Duct Tape Art
Tuesday, July 17th 3:30-4:30pm

Join us for some fun with duct tape! We will create and explore all the different things we can make. We will have lots of fun colors and patterns for you to choose from.  

Ithaca Physics Bus
Tuesday, July 24th 10am-2pm &
Wednesday, July 25th 3-7pm
Love science and all kinds of science experiments? Bubbles, chemistry, soundwaves, magnetism, air pressure and more! Come aboard a fantastic silver school bus for a hand-on science experience! Drop-in on either day. No need to register. The bus will be parked in the library parking lot.

Thursday, July 26th 4-5pm
Are you up for a challenge? Join us and compete in six fun musical competitions to win prizes. Prizes will be awarded to the top two winners.


Tuesday, July 31st 3:30pm

Are you feeling lucky? Join us for a few rounds of bingo to win books and other great prizes! Snacks and drinks will be provided.

WOOD Pallet Art
Tuesday, August 7th 3:30pm
Join us to create a personalized unique masterpiece on a wood pallet. All materials will be provided.

Cupcake Wars
Thursday, August 9th 12-1pm
It’s cupcake vs. cupcake in this tasty competition! Team up and compete to create the most creative cupcakes! Finished cupcakes will be judged on
neatness, difficulty, creativity and overall appearance. Program may contain food allergens. 

Stranger Things Shrinky Dinks
Monday, August 13th 3:30-5pm
Are you a Stranger Things fan? Join us to create your own “Stranger Things” jewelry using shrinky dink paper. Create a necklace or key chain, and you can also add a retro bicycle or a #11 charm. Listen to an epic ‘80s playlist to go along with the theme.

Wednesday, August 15th 4pm
Join us to celebrate the finale of the Summer Reading Club! If you submitted at least one book review this summer you will get an exclusive invitation to a private viewing of The Darkest Minds at the JJ Bellmore Playhouse at 525 Bedford Avenue in Bellmore. Enjoy free popcorn and soda.

Young Adult Programs are open to all North Bellmore Library patrons entering grades 6 12, unless otherwise stated. You must register in advance for all programs online or at the Adult Reference Desk  If you need any special accommodations to attend, please contact Mrs. Tymecki at jtymecki@northbellmorelibrary.org.

April 23, 2018


Friday, May 4th 6:30-8pm
Looking for something fun and free to do on a Friday night? Join us for an evening of bowling at AMF Wantagh Lanes at 1300 Wantagh Avenue!We will bowl, play arcade games and of course we will have pizza!
This program is part of LIT, an after-hours space just for teens hosted on a rotating basis by the North Bellmore, Bellmore, Merrick, and North Merrick libraries on the first Friday of each month. This is a drop off event only. Space is limited. Please register in advance at www.northbellmorelibrary.org or at the Adult Reference Desk. This program is free and open to teens in grades 6 through 12.

March 27, 2018


Children (3rd- 6th Grade) 7-7:55pm
YA & Adults (7th- Adult) 8-8:55pm
Our chess club will meet on Tuesdays, April 10th & 24th. All skill levels welcome. Drop in and learn the ins and outs of chess from Chess Master Joel Salman. Sign up any night the club meets.

Wednesday, April 18th 6:30-8:30pm
Join registered nurses Joanne Tanck and Georgette Basso for a two-hour basic first aid course and an introduction to babysitting skills. Participants are asked to bring a doll or stuffed animal for demonstration. Certificates will be awarded to all participants.

Monday, April 30th 3:30-4:30pm
Join us to relieve some stress and color a unique and inspirational coloring page. We will frame it and decorate it for your room, locker or a gift for Mom for Mother’s Day! All materials provided. Open to grades 5 and up. Please register in advance.

Monday, April 30th 6pm
In the epic finale to The Maze Runner Saga, Thomas leads his group of escaped Gladers on their final and most dangerous mission yet. To save their friends, they must break into the legendary last city, a WCKD controlled labyrinth that may turn out to be the deadliest maze of all. Anyone who makes it out alive will get the answers to the questions they have been asking since they first arrived in the maze. No registration required. Rated PG-13

Monday, April 16th 3:30-5pm
Join Ms. Theresa to create emergency kits for shelter animals. The kit will be filled with the most needed items for cats and dogs in the event of an emergency. We will donate these kits to the local animal shelter. All participants will receive 1.5 hours of community service.

Tuesday, April 17th 3:30-4:30pm
Join us to make birthday cards for the elderly. Our cards will help bring joy to some of our isolated seniors in the area. Often, this card is the only recognition a senior receives on his or her birthday. Community service will be awarded.

Monday, April 24th  3:30-4:30pm
There are more than 6 million children hospitalized each year. Being in the hospital can be really scary, especially for kids. Join us to create activity books to brighten their stay!

Saturday, April 28th 2-4pm
It’s that time of year again, and the Young Adult books need to be cleaned. If you need volunteer hours or you just want to pitch in, come help us out for 1 to 3 hours. Grab a friend and come ready to clean!

Registration is required for all the above programs. Register at the Adult Reference Desk or www.northbellmorelibrary.org. Preference will be given to NBL patrons. All community service programs are open to grades 5-12. Community service hours and/or certificates will be awarded  for each program.

March 5, 2018


LIT - Movie Night
Join us for a private screening of A Wrinkle In Time at the Bellmore Playhouse at 525 Bedford Avenue on Friday, March 9th at 4pm. Enjoy free popcorn and soda. This is a drop off event only. This free event is hosted by the N. Bellmore, Bellmore, Merrick, and North Merrick Libraries. Space is limited. This event is open to grades 5-12. Please register in advance at the Reference desk or online at www.northbellmorelibrary.org.

Chess Club
Children (3rd-6th Grade) 7-7:55pm
YA & Adults (7
th-Adult) 8-8:55pm
Do you like to play chess? Want to learn how to play? Our chess club will meet on Tuesdays, March 13
th & 27th. New players welcome. Sign up any night the club meets.

Teen Movie - Wonder
Tuesday, March 20th 6:30-8:30pm
Bring your tissues. We are showing the film, Wonder, based on the New York Times bestseller. It tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters a mainstream elementary school for the first time.


LifeBooks for Foster Children
Monday, March 12th 3:30pm
Join Ms. Nancy to create special scrapbooks, known as lifebooks, that adoptive and foster children will use for sharing their memories and important moments. All materials will be provided. Community service will be awarded. Open to grades 5+.

Containers for Kids
Monday, March 19th 3:30pm
 Join Ms. Nancy to design and decorate storage containers for young people in need. These personalized containers will be donated to Hope for Youth, a Long-Island based non-profit organization that assists young people in foster care or experiencing family crisis. All materials provided. Community service will be awarded. Open to grades 5+.

Shark Tank
Thursday, March 22nd, 6:30-8:30pm
Break into groups and come up with an original and creative business idea. You will learn how to make a business plan while sharpening your presentation and communication skills. Prizes will be given to winners and snacks will be provided! 2 hours of community service will be awarded.

Potholders for meals on Wheels
Monday, March 26th 3:30pm
Join Mrs. T to thoughtfully decorate potholders and lunch bags for Meals on Wheels recipients. It will be a lovely extra and hopefully spread a little sunshine. All participants will receive a community service. Open to grades 5+

January 29, 2018


escape the upside down@ MERRICK LIBRARY
Friday, February 2nd 6:30-8:30pm
Team up with friends and use your wits to save Eleven from the Upside Down and find your way out before the time runs out? Each team will have 20 minutes to solve a series of puzzles that leads them to the room's exit! A variety of board & video games will be available to play while you wait for your team's turn. Snacks will be served. This program is part of LIT, an after-hours space just for teens hosted on a rotating basis by the Bellmore, North Bellmore, Merrick & North Merrick libraries on the first Friday of each month. Open to grades 6th-12th. Please register in advance online at www.merricklibrary.org.

Chess Club
Children (3rd-6th Grade) 7-7:55pm
YA & Adults (7
th-Adult) 8-8:55pm
Do you like to play chess? Want to learn how to play? Our chess club will meet on Tuesdays, February 13th & 27th New players welcome. Sign up any night the club meets.
Sunday, February 11th 1:30-5pm
Join Chess Master Joel Salman as he conducts this lively tournament for chess enthusiasts in grades 2 through 12. Chess sets, boards and clocks will be provided. Check-in between 1:30-1:45pm, round one begins at 1:50pm. Please arrive promptly. Trophies will be awarded to first, second and third place winners. Prizes will be given to those players who complete the tournament. All participants must register in advance online or at the Reference Desk.

Cookie Dough Cones
Tuesday, February 13th 7-8pm
Why wait on line in NYC to try edible cookie dough when you can learn how to make it from scratch? Join Ms. Kathy to make this delicious treat! Open to grades 5 +

Lip Sync and Dance Battle @ N. Merrick Library
Friday, February 16th 7-8:30 pm 
In honor of author Jen Calonita’s new book, Turn It Up, the library will host a Lip Sync Battle! Teens will break into teams and compete to be the best lip sync & dance champions. Prizes will be awarded for most team spirit and best dance routine. Additionally, Jen will discuss her new book, and copies will be raffled off. Please register in advance online at www.nmerricklibrary.org.

Dog Toys & Adoption Boards
Tuesday, February 20th 7pm
Join Ms. Theresa to create adoption boards to promote adoption for shelter animals. We will also make toys for dogs to keep them busy while they wait for a fur-ever home. Community service will be awarded. Open to grades 5 +

Memory wire Jewelry Class
Wednesday, February 21st 7-8:30pm
Join Ms. Gina to create a beautiful and unique memory wire bracelet. All
materials provided. Open to grades 5 and up.

Baby Blankets for Charity
Wednesday, February 28th
Join Ms. Kathy to make a homemade snuggly soft blanket for a baby in need. No sewing involved. Community service will be awarded. Open to grades 5 +