In support of the community’s information needs and BPL’s mission, the library strives to maintain a safe environment for library patrons and staff in accordance with current guidelines and recommendations set by local and national health agencies.

The Bettendorf Public Library is currently open to limited on-site public services. We welcome you to come in to browse and checkout materials, if desired, or utilize our No-contact Curbside Pick-up Service as an enhanced courtesy service alternative. For more information on our No-contact Curbside Pick-up Service, visit www.bettendorflibrary.com/services-and-facility-update.

Patrons can also make a reservation for one of our public internet stations by contacting the Information Desk at 563-344-4179. Our internet stations are available for one 2 hour session per patron, per day.

Don’t forget your Bettendorf Public Library card allows you to access a wealth of e-books, e-audiobooks, e-magazines, music downloads, and much more, available 24/7 at www.bettendorflibrary.com/digital-content.

Please continue to check the library’s website and social media for current updates to services, or contact the library directly at 563-344-4175 or email info@bettendorflibrary.com for assistance. The Bettendorf Public Library is here for our community and we are committed to serving your information needs.
BPL Enhanced Safety Measures in COVID-19

  • Social Distancing encouraged throughout the facility.
  • Select Service Hours during the first hour of operation for vulnerable populations and those age 65 yrs. and older.
  • Enhanced Hygiene and cleaning processes using EPA registered disinfectants.
  • Use of Face-coverings & Plexiglas partitions throughout the facility. Face-coverings available to patrons, upon request. Supplies may be limited.
  • Isolated Library Materials -- Per Iowa Dept. of Public Health and State Library of Iowa, all materials will be quarantined as a preferred sanitizing method upon return for 72 hrs.
  • No-contact Curbside Pick-up Service, by advance appointment.
  • 24/7 Online Programs, Digital Resources, Reference Service, and Registration Processes.
  • Cash-free payment processes.
Your Bettendorf Public Library card gives you access to
e-books, e-audiobooks, digital magazines, and
digital music titles 24/7/365!
You can access digital storytimes and other events right from home! Check out these online programs at www.bettendorflibrary.com/youth-programs.
Preschool Storytime
Mondays, 10:00 a.m.

Enjoy storytime from home with Ms. Christine, Ms. Sally, Ms. Abbigail, and Mr. Andy! Join us for a virtual storytime complete with stories, songs, finger plays, and action rhymes. Weekly themes will be presented. This program is geared toward children ages 3-5 years old.
After School Kids Lab
Wednesdays, 3:00 p.m.

Join us online for a remote edition of After School Kids Lab. Every Wednesday, we will post a fun science experiment, craft, game, or skill that you can do at home. Be creative, have fun, and learn something new! This event is best suited for children 5 years old and older. Videos will be posted by 3:00 p.m. every Wednesday, with the exception of November 25. After School Kids Lab is sponsored by Quad City Bank and Trust.
Tales for Tots
Thursdays, 10:00 a.m.

Tales for Tots is a storytime for young children and their caregivers. It includes short stories, interactive rhymes, and songs that encourage interaction between a caregiver and the child. Tales for Tots will post a new video on Thursdays, with the exception of November 26.
Sign up for programs and find links to videos at www.bettendorflibrary.com/youth-programs.
Tuesdays in October, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Learn to take better pictures using a variety of techniques! Teens can register for this online 4-week workshop here.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Bettendorf Public Library.
Sign up for these programs or find links to videos at www.bettendorflibrary.com/adult-programs.
You can also register by calling 563-344-4179.
Bettendorf Adult Chess Club
Ongoing

The Bettendorf Public Library Adult Chess Club is currently meeting online! We have a group page on Facebook for discussions and club news, and will play matches on the completely free chess site, Lichess.org. We look forward to visiting with everyone online. Sponsored by the Friends of the Bettendorf Public Library.
Thursdays, October 1 and November 5
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Join us for our monthly Craft-Tea online! Bring your current WIP (work in progress) and share it with us! Meet fellow crafters, see what they’re working on, ask questions, and be inspired. For adults and teens aged 16 and older. Registration is required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Bettendorf Public Library.
Monday, October 19 through Sunday, October 25

Join us for a virtual Community Connections as Kevin Wood, portraying Abraham Lincoln, discusses Lincoln’s experience with political campaigns and elections. This program is a pre-recorded video that will be available for viewing at www.bettendorflibrary.com/adult-programs for a period of one week.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Bettendorf Public Library.
Thursday, October 22

Light up your home with these beautiful, colorful tea light shades. On Thursday, October 22, teens and adults can pick up a Take Home Workshop kit from the Library (while supplies last). Learn how to make a colorful translucent tea light shade with a quick video we will post online, or use the printed instructions in the kit.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Bettendorf Public Library.
Fridays, October 30 and November 27
Meeting opens at 6:30 p.m., trivia starts at 7:00 p.m.

Get your team together to try to earn bragging rights to the title of Trivia Champion! You can participate by yourself, with your family at home, or arrange other communication and play with friends who can’t be with you. One team member will submit your answers via the chat feature in GoToMeeting. Only one person per team needs to register.
Thursday, November 19

Keep your countertops safe with this trivet made in the style of a no-sew rag rug! On Thursday, November 19, teens and adults can pick up a Take Home Workshop kit from the Library (while supplies last). Learn how to create a rag rug trivet with a quick video we will post online or use the printed instructions in the kit.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Bettendorf Public Library.
For details and to register for these virtual discussions, go to
or call 563-344-4179.
Get Lit

Get Lit is a book discussion group for adventurous souls and is currently meeting virtually. Sponsored by the Friends of the Bettendorf Public Library.

Tuesday, October 13
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Tuesday, November 10
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Contemporary Books

Books discussed in our Contemporary Books Discussion Group include both classic and current popular fiction and nonfiction. Contemporary Books Discussion Group is currently meeting virtually. Sponsored by the Friends of the Bettendorf Public Library.
Wed, October 21
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Wed, October 21
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Wed, November 18
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Mystery Book Discussion

Mystery lovers can join us for discussions of mysteries and thrillers. Sponsored by the Friends of the Bettendorf Public Library.

Saturday, October 10
9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Saturday, November 14
9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
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We Know You Love Your Bettendorf Public Library, and -  
Your Support Has Never Been More Important….

We’re hearing about it all around us – the financial impact of this pandemic. And your library is, unfortunately, not immune.

The Bettendorf Public Library’s appropriation to purchase new books and materials was reallocated during budget planning for this year as a result of a $2M shortfall in City revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic. That means while tax revenue is thankfully still supporting overall Library operations, there is currently no funding in the budget for new books. 

But you can help. The Bettendorf Public Library Foundation has committed nearly $110,000 to support the purchase of new books and other materials for circulation this year.

Your gift to the Foundation will go directly to our Library Champions Annual Giving Campaign and giving is easy! 

Visit www.bettendorflibrary.com/foundation and click on the blue Donate Now button to make a secure donation online by credit card or PayPal.
Mail in a gift of cash or check to: Bettendorf Public Library Foundation, 2950 Learning Campus Drive, Bettendorf, Iowa 52722.

Have some questions first? We’d love to hear from you! Call our office at
563-344-4182.

All donations are tax deductible and all gifts will be recognized with gratitude in Pages next year as part of our year end summary of annual giving. 

Let’s make this year’s annual campaign one for the record books!
Pages is the Bettendorf Public Library Information Center's newsletter. It is also available in print. For Pages information, call 563-344-4179 or email info@bettendorflibrary.com

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