Library News

A Refreshed Service for Book Clubs

We make hosting book club easy with our ready-to-go Book Club Bags. Formerly known as Book Talk Totes, these bags offer all a book club needs but the people ... and the wine! We've refreshed this service with new tote bags, a new name, and new titles! And now, you can...

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Now Accepting Book Donations

Our Friends are accepting book donations again! They welcome gently used hardcover or paperback books, DVDs, Blu-rays, and CDs. Unfortunately, they are unable to accept magazines, encyclopedias, Reader’s Digest Condensed Books, records, cassettes, hymnals, or...

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ILLs Make a Comeback

Our WisCat (ILL) users will be happy to learn that interlibrary loans have returned! Please keep in mind that with many libraries across the state still closed, the materials available will be limited and turnaround will take longer. Patrons can request up to five ILL...

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Returns Still Showing on Your Account?

We continue to get a number of calls each day from patrons concerned that the items they returned are still appearing on their accounts. No need to worry! We quarantine all materials that are returned to us before we check them back in, so there is a lag of up to one...

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Masks Are Now Required at BPL

Heading to see us? The Beloit Public Library Board of Directors passed a resolution in a special meeting last Friday that makes the wearing of masks while at the library required. This resolution goes into effect today, Monday, July 20. Don't have a mask or forgot...

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Head Downtown for the Downtown Beloit Story Stroll

Beloit Public Library (BPL) and Downtown Beloit Association (DBA) are teaming up to provide families a fun activity that they can do while being safely distanced from others. The Downtown Beloit Story Stroll is an interactive experience that encourages families to...

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Creativity On-Demand at Beloit Public Library

You’re more creative than you think, and now your library card grants you access to more than 1,000 on-demand art and craft lessons to prove it. Beloit Public Library (BPL) and other Rock County public libraries that make up Arrowhead Library System are proud to...

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Coming Soon! More Spaces, More Opportunities

We are thrilled to report that despite being closed for 11 weeks, Beloit Public Library has continued to move forward with construction and expansion plans. We are now six weeks into the buildout, and the space is taking great shape! Construction began May 4 to...

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New Procedures for Contactless Service

We will continue to offer contactless pickup service, but are transitioning from curbside to drive-up. Here's how it works: After you receive notice (via email, phone, or text message) that your hold is available, come and park in one of the two reserved parking...

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