Bartlesville Public Library has purchased 30 Hotspots (portable, wireless internet connection devices) with CARES Act grant funds! The Hotspots will be available for checkout starting Monday, November 2nd; however, you may log into your BPL account NOW and place one on hold!
You must be 18 or older to borrow a Hotspot, and your BPL account must be in good standing. Hotspots check out for 21 days, are limited to one device per household, and are on a first come, first served basis. Upon checkout, patrons will be required to present a government issued photo ID and sign a lending agreement. US Cellular is providing the internet service.
To place your hold, click HOTSPOTS,then select Place Request!
When returned, hotspots will undergo a quarantine period before BPL returns them to circulation. Should you have questions regarding borrowing a Hotspot from your Library, send us a Facebook message, call our Circulation Team at 918-338-4171 or email us at email@example.com.
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Click (HERE) to read about the CARES Act funds granted to BPL.
We want to take a few minutes to share our cleaning and quarantine practices performed for the safety of our patrons and community.
Bartlesville Public Library is following the REALM (Reopen Archives, Libraries and Museums) guidelines.
BPL receives returned materials via the outside drop boxes and a designated cart located outside of the circulation desk, then all returned materials are secured for a 72-hour quarantine. After the 72-hour quarantine, all materials are inspected and then undergo individual UV light disinfection.
After the library materials are quarantined and disinfected, BPL staff returns the items to our circulating collection. Staff does not check-in materials returned until after the quarantine and disinfection processes for their safety. When checked in, items are checked in as of the date they were returned by you, so that fines do not apply during the quarantine or disinfection period.
Additionally, we take extra care and attention inside the library. All BPL staff members wear masks at all times. BPL staff disinfect and sanitize patron areas at regular intervals and immediately when someone leaves an area. BPL’s closing and opening procedures include deep cleaning of all areas.
BPL is pleased to offer our community a library that is relevant and follows best practices.
Please contact Denise Goff our Operations Manager at (918)338-4187 or email Denise at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know about any concerns you have.
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The Friends of the Bartlesville Public Library is having a BIG BOOK SALE with unbelievable prices! Coming in November, all of their Christmas and holiday books will be available. This sale is one you will not want to miss! Books, books, books & deals, deals, deals – a great combination!
“The Friends of the Bartlesville Library extends their appreciation for the continued patronage support of the FOL Book Store.”, said Diana Williams, FOL Volunteer.
Each month, BPL offers 3 eBooks & 3 eAudio Books with “no holds & no waiting”. Use the OverDrive or Libby Apps to download this month’s specials onto your mobile devices, and listen or read when and where you want!
Do you need help with the OverDrive or Libby App? Call our Reference Staff! (918)338-4168 Enjoy the October specials – Fall into a good eBook or eAudio Book!
Bartlesville Public Library is one of 50 institutions to receive the grant from ODL courtesy of the federal CARES Act and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). A total of $290,000 has been distributed to public libraries; tribal libraries; cultural centers; museums; and literacy programs to improve digital access during the COVID-19 pandemic, and beyond. BPL received a $5,000 grant for literacy and a $9,240 grant to the library.
BPL’s Director, Shellie McGill, said, “The funds will be used to purchase 30 “Hotspots” which will help the community with the additional demand and needs related to Wi-Fi at home or “on the go”, and to purchase new laptops for our literacy program.”
According to ODL Director Melody Kellogg, “We already have a digital divide in Oklahoma and across the country. The pandemic has just made the divide harsher since libraries and other places that offer this free access may be closed or only offering limited services at this time.” Kellogg said Congress provided for CARES Act funds to help libraries, museums and tribal nations bridge this divide.
The Oklahoma Department of Libraries is the official state library of Oklahoma. The agency serves the in-formation and records management needs of state government, assists with public library development, coordinates library and information technology projects for the state, and serves the public through its specialized collections.
The Institute of Museum and Library Services works to advance, support, and empower America’s museums, libraries, and related organizations through grant making, research, and policy development.
The Libraries Transform Book Pick is a popular digital reading program that connects readers nationwide by offering FREE access to enjoy the same book at the same time!
Join readers nationwide and download the American Library Association’s Book Pick, Book of the Little Axe, by Lauren Francis-Sharma, onto your mobile devices by using either the OverDrive or Libby Apps and connecting to the Oklahoma Virtual Library!
Do you need a BPL card? We can help you! It is National Library Card Sign-up Month; get one today! We offer traditional and digital options. Please call us or check out the links below about Bartlesville Public Library cards.
As always, we offer free help with “Ask a Librarian”! #LTBOOKPICK September 14 – 28, 2020
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Dora Patzkowski, Cherokee Nation Tribal Council Representative for District 12 (that includes Washington County and Bartlesville), presented Bartlesville Public Library with a surprise donation!🥰
Thank you to the Cherokee Nation for the generous donation of $3,095! “We are honored and humbled. We had no idea this donation was coming, and we are thrilled that they chose to support our community in this manner!” said Shellie McGill.
Bartlesville Public Library strives to serve our community with excellence, and greatly appreciates the additional support received from the Cherokee Nation!