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We now have new kits to Try Something New. Thanks to the Idaho Community Foundation and the M. H. Kings foundation for funding. There are 40 boxes to check out and take home for two weeks. Each kit has a theme with materials for the DIY projects, and most have library books to go with that theme. There will be online resource links on each themed kit's link. These kits help us bring the STEM movement into our maker space. To see the Link go to our Try Something New Kits page here.




We now offer free downloadable audios.  To sign up, either come into the library OR if you know your library card #, you can sign up here.  Be sure to enter carefully when signing up, because you cannot go back if you don't get your login and password right.  Please write it down!

This service is though our LCEI (Library Consortium of Easter Idaho) and features approximately 6,000 titles to choose from.  Just download the OneClick Digital app to your tablet, PC, or phone.  This app is pretty simple to use.

We will also be offering downloadable audios through our 3m Cloud library.  The app is ready for Android and will be coming soon for Kindle Fire and Apple.



Welcome back to a double dose of storytime.  Miss Lana will host Young Scientists on Tuesdays at10:30 and Music and Movement at 11:00 am.  Miss Jennifer will host Baby and Toddler Storytime on Thursdays at 10:30 and regular preschool storytime at 11:00 a.m.  Your child is welcome to come either or both days each week.  Starts September 2 and September 4.



We are so proud to announce our new searchable database of Bear Lake County Newspapers.  THANKS to a generous grant from the Idaho Community Foundation and the Monsanto Fund for making this possible.  To access the database just click on the graphic or link in the upper right-hand block on this page.  From there you can search by name (Helps to put name in quotations), year, or keyword.  We are having so much fun testing the database.  Soon we will be able to offer even more years, and an advanced search.



We would like to dedicate this database to Jens Patrick Wilde, former Board of Trustees member for Bear Lake County Library, and everyone's favorite local historian.  Without Pat's forsight and dedication, this database would not have been possible.  Pat physically drove the archive of newspapers to Boise for microfilming in the 1970s sometime.  The film has since been available for use at the Bear Lake County Library in Montpelier.  And use it he did.  Pat spent thousands and thousands  of hours pouring over the old newspapers, taking notes by hand because at that time a reader/printer was unavailable.  Oh, and did I mention that Pat also wrote articles for the News-Examiner and the Idaho State Journal.

We would also like to thank the News-Examiner staff for working with us and granting permission for digitizing this historical work.  Everything that happened in the Bear Lake Valley from 1880 to 2010 is covered in this database, whether it was a birth, death, or just dinner at Grandma's.  We hope you enjoy a look back! I'm sure Pat is doing a HAPPY DANCE, HAPPY DANCE!

If you would like a demonstration of the database or need help, please come in to the library or call us at 847-1664.








IT'S Back and better than ever!  We now have a Tumblebooks subscription.


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