Bellevue Public Library offers a new way to binge on favorite movies
BELLEVUE, Neb. (WOWT) – There is some interest in a new idea at the Bellevue Public Library. The “Binge Box” is another new way to absorb your favorite classic movies.
“People love to binge on Netflix, why not binge on the library too!” says Felicia Lacosse, technician and cataloger at the library.
Each “ Binge Box ” has a different theme and is complete with 10 classic and frenzy-worthy movies that are available for a week’s payment.
“I think it’s been a long way,” said Lacosse. “We also got to see more of your favorite movies and favorite comedies as a family. “
Throughout the pandemic, the library has seen a dramatic increase in DVD donations, once donations were re-authorized.
“We were inundated with additional DVDs and of course a lot of those that we catalog and put in our system, but then there would be like duplicates,” says Lacosse.
Instead of throwing away the extra DVDs, they were placed in the Frenzy Boxes with other movies that fit their genre. Lacosse says she thinks other libraries in the area are doing it too.
Despite access to movies on Hulu, Netflix, and other streaming services, Lacosse says sometimes families want an old-fashioned movie night. Other times, the growing number of titles online can be overwhelming.
If so, they are there to help.
“A lot of those movies are sometimes not available on your streaming services anymore, too,” she says.
Themes include family favorites, girl’s movies, romantic comedies, Disney favorites, from the book, military action movies, superheroes and more.
As things slowly start to return to normal, the library is hoping the new idea will attract new people as well.
“We hope that with everything reopening we will see more customers come in and it has been a slow process but I hope you know they are going to take advantage of the Binge Box!”
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