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Gale Courses are free 6-week classes you take with your Bellwood Library Card.  New sessions start the 15th of each month.

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Download eBooks from your home computer or mobile device. Most materials have a 14-day lending period.

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African American Fiction

Best Sellers

Kids & Teens

Bio, Biz & Pop

Fiction AtoZ

Job Openings At Bellwood Public Library

Now Hiring:   YOUTH SERVICES LIBRARIAN--Full Time   |  YOUTH SERVICES LIBRARIAN--Part Time  |  

YOUTH SERVICES LIBRARIAN

Full-time position providing library services to children birth to age 17 and their families.  We are seeking a candidate with a knowledge of and enthusiasm for children’s literature, familiarity with current technology, and ability to create and implement programs and perform outreach independently.

Professional duties include but are not limited to:

  • Collection development of Youth Services collection
  • Planning and implementing programs to families, children and teens
  • Reference and reader’s advisory for youth, parents and teachers
  • Assists patrons with catalog, public computers and electronic resources
  • Serves from Children’s or Teen Room service desk ask needed
  • Supervises Youth Services Department in the absence of the Department Manager
  • Performs person in charge duties.

Requirements:

  • MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited school
  • One year library experience working with youth
  • Flexible schedule, including evenings and Saturdays
  • Must have a strong work ethic and be willing to work alone or as a team member
  • Must have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of employees and community partners
  • Access to transportation

Hours

  • 37.5/week.
  • $33,000 - $40,000 DOQ
  • Full time position includes generous paid holidays, vacation, sick time personal time, insurance includes employee plus family members and IMRF retirement benefits

Must be available days, two evenings and some Saturdays (we are closed Sundays).

Position available immediately.  Submit resume, 3 references and application to: Jacqueline Spratt, Library Director at spratt28j@bellwoodlibrary.org.

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YOUTH SERVICES LIBRARIAN

Part-time position providing library services to children birth to age 17 and their families.  We are seeking a candidate with a knowledge of and enthusiasm for children’s literature, familiarity with current technology, and ability to create and implement programs and perform outreach independently.

Professional duties include but are not limited to:

  • Collection development of Youth Services collection
  • Assists planning and implementing programs
  • Reference and reader’s advisory for youth, parents and teachers
  • Assists patrons with catalog, public computers and electronic resources
  • Serves from Children’s or Teen Room service desk as needed

Requirements:

  • MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited school
  • Library experience; work with youth preferred
  • Flexible schedule, including evenings and Saturdays
  • Must have a strong work ethic and be willing to work alone or as a team member
  • Must have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of employees and community partners
  • Access to transportation

$17.00/ hour 

Schedule: 20-29.75 hours per week.  Must be available days, and evenings and Saturdays. No Sundays: we are closed.

Includes IMRF retirement benefits, paid holidays, vacation, sick time, and personal time.

Position available immediately.  Submit resume, 3 references and  application  to: Jacqueline Spratt, Library Director at sprattj28@bellwoodlibrary.org.

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Welcome to the Teen page!!

 

Special Programs for Teens

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Summer Reading 2015

Teens Read to the Rhythm at Bellwood Library!

Readers who meet the reading goals will get a reward each week. If Readers read over the weekly goals, they will be entered into the drawing for more prizes.

Congratulations

Mikal Lanier, 1st Grand Prize Winner

 

Teen Book Discussion

Wednesday, July 22 @ 6:00

Pick up a Free copy of the book and Join local author Sophie B. for discussion and Dinner!

 

Showcase Your Talent @ BPL

Calling all Participants between the ages of 10-18

 Bring your talent to Bellwood Library 

Thursday, July 23 @ 6:30 p.m.

 

Hey Teens, 

Come check out your new space 

There are new Touch Screen computers, Book collection for Teens, Xbox One and more to come.

The Bellwood Public Library has two rooms available for use by the public for meetings. 

How to Reserve a Meeting Room:

  1. Read our Meeting Room Policy to learn what types of meetings can be held here.
  2. Print out our Meeting Room Application & Deposit Form
  3. Fill it out completely, including alternate dates in case your first choice is unavailable
  4. Turn in to the Bellwood Public Library Magazine Room

The Friends of Bellwood Library run a year-round book sale in the First Floor Lobby.  Shop our shelves frequently, since we're restocking all the time.  You'll find a wide selection of books at low prices at the sale shelves!

 

Books for Adults: 
Hardcover 50¢ each
Paperback  25¢ each

Books for Kids:   20¢ each

Pay for the items at the Circulation Desk in the Lobby.

Teen Events

Gentleman Squared Wed Sep 28 @ 4:00PM -
Gentleman Squared Wed Oct 05 @ 4:00PM -
Gentleman Squared Wed Oct 12 @ 4:00PM -
Gentleman Squared Wed Oct 19 @ 4:00PM -

Children Events

Special Storytime with Ms Sophia and Roscoe
Thu Sep 29 @10:00AM -
Express Yourself! Poetry
Thu Sep 29 @ 4:00PM -
Let's Get Creative
Tue Oct 04 @ 4:00PM -
Express Yourself! Poetry
Thu Oct 06 @ 4:00PM -

Computer Classes

Computer Basics: Internet Part 1
Wed Oct 19 @ 2:30PM - 04:00PM
Touch Typing
Wed Nov 02 @ 2:00PM - 03:30PM
Computer Basics: Internet Part 2
Wed Nov 02 @ 2:30PM - 04:00PM

Adult Events

Yoga
Thu Sep 29 @ 5:00PM - 06:00PM
Take Charge of your Diabetes
Fri Sep 30 @10:00AM - 12:30PM
Zumba
Sat Oct 01 @10:00AM - 11:00PM
Stitches Crochet Club
Mon Oct 03 @ 6:30PM - 08:00PM