Mission Statement

The mission of the Bellwood Public Library is to provide resources for the personal, educational, and professional needs of the community with special emphasis on stimulating interest and appreciation for reading and learning at all ages.

The Library tirelessly seeks to accomplish its mission by providing free, equal and equitable access to a balanced and broad collection of materials, programs and services to meet the present and future needs of the diverse community it serves.

The Library proudly serves as a learning and educational center for all residents of the community, giving them the keys to lifelong learning, enrichment, enlightenment and discovery.  Libraries transform lives.

Monday - Thursday 9:30 AM - 8:00 P.M.
Friday 9:30 AM - 6:00 P.M.
Saturday 9:30 A.M. - 4:00 P.M
Sunday 1:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Closed Sundays Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.

See a list of Holiday Closings

2018 Holiday Closings
Mon. Jan. 1 New Year's Day
Mon. Jan. 15 Martin Luther King, Jr., Day
Mon. Feb 19 Presidents Day
Fri. Mar. 30 Good Friday
Sun. Apr. 1 Easter Sunday
Mon. May 28 Memorial Day
Wed. July 4 Independence Day
Mon. Sep. 3 Labor Day
Mon. Oct. 8 Columbus Day
Sun. Nov. 11 Veterans Day
Wed. Nov. 21 Thanksgiving Eve (close at 5:00 p.m.)
Thu. Nov. 22 Thanksgiving
Mon. Dec. 24 Christmas Eve
Tue. Dec. 25 Christmas Day
Mon. Dec. 31 New Year's Eve
Location and Directions

Street Address:

600 Bohland Ave
Bellwood, IL 60104


Library Board of Trustees
Title: Name: Term Expires:   
President Mrs. Dorothy Clark-Smith 2023 Contact
Vice President: Ms. Deborah Giles 2023 Contact
Treasurer Mrs. Gloria Ward 2019 Contact
Secretary Ms. Constance Riales 2023 Contact
Trustee: Ms. Mary Clements 2021 Contact
Trustee: Mrs. Janice English 2021 Contact
Trustee: Pastor Michael Horton 2019 Contact


Board Meetings

The Library Board meets in the Library at 6:00 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month, except July and August. 

All meetings of the Board of Trusees are open to members of the public who wish to observe.

Current Year Board Meeting Agendas and Minutes

For Past Years, visit the Archive


Financial Documents