Bridgeport Public Library is NOW Fine Free until September 30th!

Did you know that Bridgeport Public Library is now Fine Free until September 30th?  Stop by at any of our locations to return overdue Bridgeport library materials and all late fines and fees will be removed from your account.

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Agenda and Public Documents for July 20th, 2022 Regular Zoom Library Board Meeting

Online Library

Ancestry

Ancestry

In-house access only
Access billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more for individuals from around the world.

 

Biblioboard

Biblioboard

Enjoy digital books, images, videos and more from libraries, artists, authors and others from your community and around the world.

BookFlix (Home Access)

BookFlix (Home Access)

Scholastic BookFlix is a new online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to build a love of reading and learning. The engaging way to link fact and fiction, BookFlix reinforces early reading skills and introduces children to a world of knowledge and exploration.

BookFlix (Library Access)

BookFlix (Library Access)

Scholastic BookFlix is a new online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to build a love of reading and learning. The engaging way to link fact and fiction, BookFlix reinforces early reading skills and introduces children to a world of knowledge and exploration.

Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports

Provides ratings and reviews, recommendations and buying advice for cars, electronics, appliances, and more. The database also provides a health section and money guide.

Data Axle Reference Solutions (formerly ReferenceUSA)

Data Axle Reference Solutions (formerly ReferenceUSA)

Formerly known as ReferenceUSA, Reference Solutions by Data Axle is the leading source for business and residential data in the United States. It helps users of all kinds search for jobs, research U.S. businesses, create marketing and small business plans, locate specific people and more.

Foundation Center

Foundation Center

Directory of private philanthropic and grant making foundations on the Internet.
(In house use only – Burroughs-Saden)

Freegal

Freegal

Stream and download songs or download music videos from hundreds of musical genres and thousands of labels.

Historic Map Works

Historic Map Works

Plat maps with details of lot apportionments and street details for cities across the United States

Hoopla

Hoopla

Bringing you hundreds of thousands of movies, full music albums, audio-books and more, hoopla is a revolutionary digital service made possible by your local library.

Hoopla digital’s latest app upgrade, LightSpeed – an evolution to empower brighter connectivity for users – is here. With LightSpeed, you’ll be able to experience, explore and enjoy free content from your public library in a new way that’s faster, brighter, mobile, easy-to-use and always available! Brought to you free of charge with your Bridgeport Public Library Card.

Overdrive

Overdrive

Download a wide variety of popular fiction and nonfiction ebooks and eaudiobooks to your computer, eReaders, or mobile device. for Bridgeport Library Card Holders

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps - In-house

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps – In-house

Maps with details on buildings prepared for the insurance industry

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps - Remote

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps – Remote

Maps with details on buildings prepared for the insurance industry

Testing & Education Reference Center (Gale)

Testing & Education Reference Center (Gale)

This online education resource provides everything a student needs to learn more about further education and assists in making informed decisions on their future from one single, handy database. Testing & Education Reference Center also features interactive online practice tests for preparatory examinations including entrance exams and certification and licensing tests.

World Book Online

World Book Online

Access online research tools that includes encyclopedia articles, primary source collections, educator tools, student activities, pictures, audio, and video.

Upcoming Programs

Date/Time Program
Thursday, August 11
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Music Together

Music Together

Music Together is a music and movement class for babies, toddlers and preschoolers with a parent or caregiver.  We sing, dance and play musical instruments.  Come and join the fun!  This program will be held in the Children’s Room at the Newfield Branch Library on Thursday, August 11, 2022 at 12:00pm.

Location: Newfield Branch Library – Children’s Room
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Thursday, August 11
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
AARP Safe Driving

AARP Safe Driving

Refresh your driving skills with the AARP Smart Driver Course.

You will learn defensive driving techniques. Proven safety strategies. New traffic rules and laws of the road.

You simply sign up and learn and you could receive a multi-year discount on your car insurance.

Classroom course for AARP members $ 20 and for non-members 25 $.

To register call 203- 576-8113

Location North Branch Library 3455 Madison Ave, Bridgeport

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Thursday, August 11
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Grumbling Gryphons Traveling Children's Theater presents...

Grumbling Gryphons Traveling Children’s Theater presents…

Anansi the Trickster Spider: A West African Tale.

In this interactive show, Anansi manages to trick the various animals of the jungle and retrieve the stolen stories from Nyame- the greedy sky god of the Ashanti people. Through the pre-performance workshop, children become village dancers, monkeys, elephants, hippos, bees, crocodiles, spiders and more learning songs, chants and movement to perform in the show.

Join us for the workshop at 5:00 where you will become part of tonight’s performance! At 6:30, let the show begin!

Location: North Branch Library
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Thursday, August 11
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Lego Club for Kids

Lego Club for Kids

Join other kids who love the ever-popular plastic bricks at BPL’s LEGO Club on Thursdays from 5-6pm at the Main Library. Your creations will be put on display in the Children’s Room for a week. Ages: 4 – 12. We supply the LEGOs ~ You supply the imagination! For more info call the Children’s Room at 203-576-7400 ext. 408 or visit Kids’ Facebook page.
Location: Burroughs-Saden
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Library News

Adult Summer Reading Program 2022 ~ June 27 – August 5

JOIN OUR ADULT READING PROGRAM FOR
A CHANCE TO WIN 5150 GIFT CARD!

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The Williams Doll and Folk Toys Collection

Courtesy of North Branch Children’s Librarian Bina Williams

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WIFI HOTSPOT INFORMATION

The Library HotSpot Program provides Bridgeport libray card holders access to high speed internet service at home.

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FREE COVID-19 TESTING at the North Branch Library – NOTE DAY AND TIME CHANGES

Are you as concerned as we are about COVID still being around? Would you like to be tested for COVID?

PCR test via nasal swab, and you will receive the results of your test in 1-3 days via text or email.

Drive Up – Bear right at the top of the driveway
Testing is in the parking area behind the building

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Download eBooks and Audiobooks

Borrow eBooks, audiobooks, and more – anywhere, anytime through Overdrive  and RBdigital. All you need is a library card.

Download Magazines

RBdigital, the world’s largest newstand. Instantly browse the latest issues of your favorite magazines.

Download Music

Freegal, free downloadable music from Sony. Use your library card to download up to five songs a week and stream up to 3 hours of music a day!

Learn a Language Online

Pronunciator is a fun and free way to learn any of 140 languages with Personalized Courses, movies, music, and more.

Learning a language with Duolingo is fun and addictive. Earn points for correct answers, race against the clock, and level up.

New Arrivals

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Online Library Card Application

Just print out an application.  Fill it out and bring it to the library with proper ID’s (ID info is on each application.) and at no cost become a member of the BPL.

Library Card Application: pdf
Aplicación en Español: pdf 
Carte D’Application: pdf 
Aplikasyon pou Kat: pdf 

Print at BPL

BPL Mobile Printing for your laptop, PC, and mobile devices:
Burroughs-Saden Printer
North Branch Printer