Library News

Updates to Hoopla

If you use Hoopla through Beloit Public Library, you will experience some service changes in 2024. Starting January 1, we implemented a collective daily borrow limit (or budget cap) on this service. This means, once the library lends enough titles out to reach our...

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Library Offers Free Help for Completing FAFSA

College-bound students and their families will receive free assistance completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) at Beloit Public Library (BPL) from 6:00-9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 9. Volunteer financial aid professionals and educators will be...

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Learn from the Best with a MasterClass Membership

A limited number of free annual memberships to MasterClass is available to cardholders thanks to a grant received by the Prairie Lakes Library System. This no-cost nembership provides access to the entire MasterClass platform for one year (a $180 value). Use your...

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Free Notary Services Now Available

Beloit Public Library is pleased to announce the expansion of its services to include notary public services at no cost. This new service is available during regular hours the library is open, up until 30 minutes before closing and is based on the availability of...

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Health Department to Have a Presence at BPL

Beginning in January 2024, Rock County Wisconsin Public Health Department will have a regular presence at Beloit Public Library. This first-of-its-kind partnership will provide the Greater Beloit Community with direct access to public health resources and information...

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SHARE Anywhere App No Longer Available

If you're like us, you've been enjoying our SHARE Anywhere app on your mobile device. Unfortunately, we are sad to report that the app is no longer available due to an issue with the vendor. Our developer is working on a new app that will hopefully be available in the...

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Donate Food to Pay Off Your Library Fines

This holiday season, Beloit Public Library is accepting nonperishable food items as credit toward paying down library fines. The promotion will take place through Thursday, Nov. 30. Patrons will receive $1 credit toward their fines for each food item donated—up to a...

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Civic Education Series Returns to BPL

For the second year, Beloit Public Library and Stateline Community Foundation are teaming up to present a civic education series titled Know Your Local Government. It will focus on Property Taxes. Community residents are invited to spend their lunch hour at the...

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FABL Warehouse Book Sale Returns in October

Friends at Beloit Library (FABL) will host its huge used book sale October 19-21 in the Community Room at Beloit Public Library (BPL), located at 605 Eclipse Boulevard. Sale hours will be: Thursday, October 19, 2-6 p.m. Friday, October 20, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday,...

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Free NARCAN® Vending Machine Now Available

BELOIT, WI – Thanks to the collaboration of several agencies and a $50,000 grant from the state’s Opioid Settlement Funds, Beloit now has access to free NARCAN® and fentanyl test strips via a vending machine located at Beloit Public Library. Installed today, this is...

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Upcoming Events

Feb
26
Mon
10:00 am Music and Movement Story Time
Music and Movement Story Time
Feb 26 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Music and Movement Story Time
Develop early literacy skills through music, dancing, yoga, singing, and stories. Ages 3-6.
12:30 pm Job Services Live Help Desk
Job Services Live Help Desk
Feb 26 @ 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Job Services Live Help Desk
DWD’s Job Center of Wisconsin is provides services in the BPL computer lab: job application assistance, resume building, employment and training referrals, and assistance navigating Job Center of Wisconsin and unemployment websites. No appointment is[...]
1:00 pm American Red Cross Blood Drive
American Red Cross Blood Drive
Feb 26 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
American Red Cross Blood Drive
Save a life; donate blood. For an appointment, call 1-800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org. Ages 18+.
Feb
27
Tue
9:30 am Job Services Live Help Desk
Job Services Live Help Desk
Feb 27 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Job Services Live Help Desk
DWD’s Job Center of Wisconsin is provides services in the BPL computer lab: job application assistance, resume building, employment and training referrals, and assistance navigating Job Center of Wisconsin and unemployment websites. No appointment is[...]
2:00 pm Employment Along the Bus Route H...
Employment Along the Bus Route H...
Feb 27 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Employment Along the Bus Route Hiring Event
Are you looking for a job and rely on public transportation? The Department of Workforce Development is hosting an in-person hiring event featuring 10 local employers that are located along a bus route. Employment Along[...]
3:00 pm Tech Tuesdays
Tech Tuesdays
Feb 27 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Tech Tuesdays
Drop in any time between 3:00 and 6:00 p.m. on Tuesdays to receive expert assistance with your devices and software with our one-on-one technology support. Our staff also can help you learn to use library[...]
6:00 pm Hooks & Needles Yarn Craft Club
Hooks & Needles Yarn Craft Club
Feb 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Hooks & Needles Yarn Craft Club
Bring your own knitting or crocheting project, and hang out with other yarn crafters (experienced and brand new) for inspiration, conversation, and collaboration.
Feb
28
Wed
5:00 pm Spanish Fluency Club for Beginners
Spanish Fluency Club for Beginners
Feb 28 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Spanish Fluency Club for Beginners
Learn conversational Spanish and appreciate Mexican culture in our new Spanish Fluency Club for Beginners, led by Andero Anderson. Special days will include food. Fluent English and/or Spanish speakers are invited.
6:00 pm 4th Wednesday Book Discussion: S...
4th Wednesday Book Discussion: S...
Feb 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
4th Wednesday Book Discussion: Stand Your Ground by Victoria Christopher Murray
Read the book and join us for a healthy discussion around the fireplace in the library’s Riverside Room.
6:00 pm Gaming Club
Gaming Club
Feb 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Gaming Club
Spend a fun evening full of videogames at BPL. The library has a Nintendo Switch and Wii. Feel free to bring your own system or even a favorite card game to share with others.
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