Read Around the Rock

Posted by on June 30, 2014 at 6:04 pm


It ‘s time for Read Around the Rock, the Summer Reading Programme at Bermuda National Library – Adult Services.  The programme runs from Monday, June 30th to Saturday August 16th, 2014.  There will be weekly prizes and a grand prize. Call 295-3104 or visit the library on Queen Street for more information. Join us for summer reading fun@ your library!


The Adult Services Department of the Bermuda National Library is sponsoring its annual Summer Reading Programme – Read Around the Rock – it started on June 30th and will continue until August 16th, 2014. There is still time to sign up and complete the programme. The summer reading programme is designed to learn more about our island home in a light-hearted way. Adults can choose from books that give insight to interesting facts and folklore about the nine parishes from the St. George’s ‘stock market’ selection and ‘fish’ for your Sandys Heritage choice from the’ library depths.’ The remaining seven parishes will represent specific subject areas of the library collection.

Julie Bean, Public Services Librarian says, “Registrations increase with each summer and winter programme, participants report that they have enjoyed the challenge.” She adds, “this year we have added e-books, e-audiobooks and e-music to the materials selection. Sign up is easy and registration at the Library on Queen Street.” The programme is free and open to residents over 14 years of age and there will be weekly prizes and a final grand prize.

Previous participants are invited to get on board. If you have not visited your library lately, stop by and learn what we have to offer. Read Around the Rock participants have expressed that they are having fun with our programme with a twist this year.

To join this literary ride around your island home this summer @ your library, stop in at Adult Services on Queen Street.

Mango Languages

Posted by on June 28, 2014 at 6:42 pm


Learn over 60 languages free online with Mango Languages’ lovable software. Oh, and don’t forget about the mobile apps. They’re pretty cool. Click here for instructions on Getting Started and then click here to Login with your Library ID.

Geni – Genealogy & Social Networking Website

Posted by on May 21, 2014 at 11:42 pm


Geni is solving the problem of genealogy by inviting the world to build the definitive online family tree. Using the basic free service at, users add and invite their close relatives to join their family tree. All Geni users can share photos, videos, and documents with their families. Geni’s Pro subscription service allows users to find matching trees and merge those into the single world family tree, which currently contains over 70 million living users and their ancestors. Geni welcomes casual genealogists and experts who wish to discover new relatives and stay in touch with family. Try it today!

Britannica Reference Center

Posted by on April 13, 2013 at 6:20 pm


Access to the Britannica Reference Center is now available! Click on the “Reference Center” button on your right to login with your Library Membership number today!

Online Membership Now Available!

Posted by on December 17, 2012 at 6:47 pm

You can now signup online for an Online Membership which will allow you to download materials from BNL’s eBook collection. Click here to get started or click on the Online Membership Application link beneath the eBooks Download button on the right.

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