October 3, 2018


On Saturday, October 13th libraries across Long Island are hosting a variety of different initiatives that will allow us to help those in need. Please join us for a day of community service, family and fun as we host the following:
 Thank You Veterans!
Drop in anytime to decorate cards and write letters to honor and thank our Veterans for their service. We will collaborate with Operation Gratitude, and their mission to express appreciation for the sacrifices of our Military. Our cards and letters will be included in the care packages sent to Military Veterans all across the country.
Our Library is hosting a Birthday Party Supply drive in collaboration with Birthday Wishes, a local charity with a mission to provide birthday parties to children experiencing homelessness. Collection boxes will be in the Library from October 13th through November 13th. Help make a child’s birthday special. Donate new, unopened birthday supplies such as themed plastic tablecloths, birthday banners, party hats, blowers, balloons, disposable cake pans, juice boxes, birthday plates and napkins (no solids) and unwrapped toys. After our collection is complete, we will host a Birthday Box fill and assembly party to get our boxes ready for delivery. Stay tuned for the date.

Libraries Ignite Teens invites current 6th-12th graders to an after-hours space just for teens. Hosted monthly on a rotating basis by the N. Bellmore, Bellmore, Merrick, and N. Merrick Libraries, LIT will feature different activities, events, as well as spaces to hang out, munch on snacks, and get together with friends. This month we invite you to the Bellmore Playhouse on Friday, October 19th at 4pm for a viewing of The Hate U Give, a film based on the critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller by Angie Thomas. (This film is rated PG-13) Enjoy free popcorn and soda. This is a drop off event only. Space is limited. Registration is required.

Tuesday, October 23rd  7-8:30pm
Do you like to play chess? Want to learn how to play? Join the NBL Chess Club! All skill levels welcome. Chess boards will be provided. Open to grades 3 through adult. Please register in advance. This program will take place at Grace Lutheran on 1294 Bellmore Avenue.

How To Beat The High Cost of College
Barry Fox, BA, MA of College Finance
Thursday, October 25th  6:30pm
With college costs skyrocketing, find out how to get your share of $134+ billion available for student financial aid. Learn insider tips to maximize your financial aid from Long Island’s leading financial aid experts with over 35 years of experience. Follow our step-by-step strategies to fill out your FAFSA,  plan a needs analysis, and negotiate with the college. We explain how the federal government calculates your “expected family contribution” and how the value of your family home and other property is counted. We show how separation, divorce and remarriage affect your aid, who qualifies as an independent student, and how to conduct the best FREE Internet scholarship searches. We describe the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE® application, New York State’s unique financial aid program-TAP, and federal grant and loan programs. This is an excellent time for parents of seniors as well as juniors to begin planning. We welcome questions at the conclusion of the program. Space is limited. Registration is required. 

September 4, 2018

September 2018

Welcome Back Students!

We are here to help with any school projects or research papers. Visit us at our home page www.northbellmorelibrary.org for access to many databases with valuable information and support for your schoolwork, available in the library and from home. Students who have not yet read the required summer reading book, can still come in to find the books in the YA section. If the book is not on the shelf, a Librarian can request that a copy be brought into the library.

Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. It highlights the value of free and open access to information and brings together the entire book community in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular. Banned Books Week 2018 will be held September 23 29. The 2018 theme, “Banning Books Silences Stories,” is a reminder that everyone needs to speak out against the tide of censorship.  To honor Banned Books Week we will have a contest! Stop by our temporary location to guess which banned book has been shredded and put on display. Every correct guess will be entered to win a raffle. The winner will be announced October 1st. To get more information about banned books week or to see a list of banned and challenged books, check www.bannedbooksweek.org.

Tuesday, September 25th 7-8:30pm
Do you like to play chess? Want to learn how to play? Join the NBL Chess Club! All skill levels welcome. Chess boards will be provided. Open to grades 3 and up. Please register in advance. This program will take place at Grace Lutheran on 1294 Bellmore Avenue.

DID YOU KNOW?????????
The NBL has over 1,000 video games, and we brought all of them to our temporary location. We have games for Nintendo Switch, DS, Wii, Wii U, Microsoft Xbox 360and Xbox One, and Sony PS3 and PS4. Video games are limited to  two per library card, and  can be checked out for  7 days. If you have any  suggestions for purchase  please email Mrs Tymecki at   jtymecki@northbellmorelibrary.org.

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.