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Upcoming Events

30 May 2021 Teen Contest: Tube Art Animals 5/30/2021 - 7/11/2021

Can you transform a simple cardboard tube into a colorful and creatively designed animal? Join this summer contest to show off your upcycling craft skills and have a chance at winning the grand prize! Eligible participants: teens going into Grade 7-12 by Fall 2021 and 2021 high school graduates (age 16-18).

For more contest rules and sign-up info click here

1 Jun 2021 Contest: Teen 'Nailed It' 6/1/2021 - 7/19/2021


Join our second annual virtual baking contest: compete at recreating a (semi-)difficult recipe from the comfort of your own kitchen!


Starting June 1: Register for the contest here!


Starting July 1: The big 2021 recipe reveal! Contestants will receive a photo and basic recipe, which they may then bake and submit anytime up to the final deadline of Monday, July 19!


(Psst! Share extra behind-the-scenes baking photos and videos for bonus SLP challenge points on Beanstack!)


See the 2020 Teen 'Nailed It!' Contest at: bit.ly/2020BellyaNailedIt


Community Vote: Choose your fave entries online from July 24-July 30 and we will announce the grand prize ($50) and runner-up ($25) winners shortly after!

1 Jun 2021 CSLP Teen Video Challenge 6/1/2021 - 8/6/2021

Do you have a passion for reading or libraries? Do you want to share your video or performative skills with teens across the country? The Teen Video Challenge is for you!

Five winners will be chosen and will receive: a $200 cash prize and $50 worth of summer reading materials for their library!

Get started by going over the contest rules and past winning videos at: bit.ly/teenvideochallenge2021! Submit a entry and you could earn up to 30 points in the teen "Tails & Tales" Summer Library Program on Beanstack! See all the teen SLP info here: bit.ly/yaslp2021!

Sponsor: Collaborative Summer Library Program

12 Jun 2021 From the Deep Slime 6/12/2021 - 6/30/2021

Make shimmering, oceanic slime! 25 spots available.

Young Adult “Tails & Tales” Summer Library Program: Put this kit together at home! Each activity comes with a guide sheet and supplies. Sign up to claim a spot here. (Registration opens May 30.) See the full YA SLP calendar here

All kits come with a secret code that you can redeem for points on Beanstack. Earn bonuses when you share with us photos or videos of your completed kit! Points add up into virtual tickets you can enter into big prize drawings! Register for the Summer Library Program here

12 Jun 2021 Prism Suncatchers 6/12/2021 - 6/30/2021

Create a luminous rainbow prism ornament with stringed beads and crystals! 25 spots available.

Young Adult “Tails & Tales” Summer Library Program: Put this kit together at home! Each activity comes with a guide sheet and supplies. Sign up online to claim a spot here.  (Registration opens May 30.) See the full YA SLP calendar here

All kits come with a secret code that you can redeem for points on Beanstack. Earn bonuses when you share with us photos or videos of your completed kit! Points add up into virtual tickets you can enter into big prize drawings! Register for the Summer Library Program here

12 Jun 2021 Cheeky Monkeys 6/12/2021 - 6/30/2021

For: Grade 7-12 (Fall 2021) & 2021 high school graduates (age 16-18)

Craft a fuzzy, posable monkey—complete with banana! Kit comes with a pencil your new friend can hang on to! 25 spots available.

Young Adult “Tails & Tales” Summer Library Program: Put this kit together at home! Each activity comes with a guide sheet and supplies. Sign up online to claim a spot here. (Registration opens May 30.) See the full YA SLP calendar here

All kits come with a secret code that you can redeem for points on Beanstack. Earn bonuses when you share with us photos or videos of your completed kit! Points add up into virtual tickets you can enter into big prize drawings! Register for the Summer Library Program here

14 Jun 2021 Teen 'Tails and Tales' Trivia 6/14/2021 - 7/30/2021

Fire up your mind with virtual trivia all summer long! Sign up here to choose your rounds and receive a Kahoot access code. You can do the trivia at any time when it's live:

• Animals (June 14-20)
• YA Books (June 28-July 4)
• Anime & Manga (July 12-18)
• Pop Culture/Fandom (July 24-30)

Four rounds means four winners, who will each receive a $25 gift card!

19 Jun 2021 Cowrie Stack Bracelet 6/19/2021 - 6/30/2021

Make trendy, stackable summer bracelets with metallic electroplated cowrie shells, wooden beads, & more!

Young Adult “Tails & Tales” Summer Library Program: Put this kit together at home! Each activity comes with a guide sheet and supplies. Sign up online to claim a spot here. (Registration opens May 30.) See the full YA SLP calendar here

All kits come with a secret code that you can redeem for points on Beanstack. Earn bonuses when you share with us photos or videos of your completed kit! Points add up into virtual tickets you can enter into big prize drawings! Register for the Summer Library Program here

19 Jun 2021 Upcycled Bird Feeder 6/19/2021 - 6/30/2021

Repurpose a plastic bottle into a simple and snazzy hanging bird restaurant! 20 spots available.

Young Adult “Tails & Tales” Summer Library Program: Put this kit together at home! Each activity comes with a guide sheet and supplies. Sign up online to claim a spot here. (Registration opens May 30.) See the full YA SLP calendar here

All kits come with a secret code that you can redeem for points on Beanstack. Earn bonuses when you share with us photos or videos of your completed kit! Points add up into virtual tickets you can enter into big prize drawings! Register for the Summer Library Program here

19 Jun 2021 Virtual Family Trivia (families with children through grade 6) 6/19/2021 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Families with children heading into grades Pre-K through 6 are invited to join us on Zoom for a fun hour of trivia. Chick-fil-A gift cards will be awarded to the top three scoring teams. Teams must have at least two players and one pp must be in Pre-K and 6th. Subject: Animal Fact or Fiction

Registration is required at the following link:

https://forms.gle/BncEYT2kDMppA9Wo7

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27 May 2021

Tails & Tales Summer Library Programs!

May 30 - July 31

Young Adult • "Tails & Tales" Summer Library Program (SLP) For: Grade 7-12 (Fall 2021) & 2021 high school graduates (age 16-18) Sign up here. Already have a...
12 May 2021

Hotspots are Now Available for Checkout

The Bellevue Public Library now has 10 hotspots to check out to the public to help provide additional access to the Internet to community members. The 10 hotspots were purchased as part of a...
2 May 2021

Training is Now Open for the Library Innovation Studios Equipment

Register Online for Individual Sessions

The Bellevue Public Library has been fortunate to receive an Innovation Studios grant to make various innovative learning tools available for public use. To learn how to use the wide variety of...

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