Pick up the November 2020 printed edition of BookPage from Bartlesville Public Library, or click the link above and connect to the online edition!
BookPage is a discovery tool for readers that highlights the best new books published each month. A trusted resource since 1988, BookPage serves more than 400,000 avid readers as one of the only editorially independent book reviews on the market.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bartlesville Public Library – Serving our community with excellence!
Click (HERE) to read about the CARES Act funds granted to BPL.
BookPage recommends new books for readers, whether you’re interested in literary fiction or history, romance or mystery, cookbooks or children’s books. Each issue highlights more than 50 new releases, and contains author interviews, seasonal features, columns and dozens of book reviews that spotlight new discoveries as well as bestsellers.
Tailored to the true booklover, BookPage is guaranteed to keep your “To Be Read” list full and provide plenty of ideas for your next book club pick, at home project, or seasonal decorating and cooking! Check it out (online) today!
Bartlesville Public Library – Virtually serving our community with excellence!
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
Bartlesville Public Library – Serving our community with excellence!
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!
Do you have a library card? September is Library Card Sign-up Month so get one today! Check out BPL’s catalog (HERE) We lend movies, eBook’s, video games, musical instruments, 100+ cake pans, and so much more we could never list everything. Libraries are now more than just books!
There is nothing more empowering than getting your own library card. It gives you access to technology, resources, and services to pursue your passions and dreams.
Sign up for a library card and find something wonderful at BPL! From virtual Storytime to PlayAway audiobooks, virtual DIY and Adulting classes; we assure you there is something for everyone!
Libraries Transform! Libraries Are Wonderful! Celebrate, this September, Library Card Sign-Up Month with Wonder Woman!
The history behind Library Card Sign-up Month: The campaign started in 1987 as a response to then Secretary of Education William Bennett, who stated, “Let’s have a campaign … Every child should obtain a library card and use it.”
What could be better than connecting to BPL with your preferred mobile device(s), and having everything you need all in one App?!?
Download BPL’s new app today, on Android or Apple devices, and begin enjoying the all-in-one library experience!
• Search BPL’s catalog! • Renew books, check fines, verify and check the status of items on hold, and more! • Stay connected with BPL’s social media with links to Twitter, Facebook & Instagram! • Scan an ISBN (# on the back cover of books), and quickly view BPL’s availability!
(Please ensure you are downloading the MyLibrary App by Innovative)
Click (HERE) to watch a video demo by Innovative that can help you set up the app, and check out some of the MyLibrary! App features!