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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:    PERIODICALS ASSISTANT--Part Time  



This part-time position serves as the primary staff member responsible for data entry of all new periodicals into SWAN using Sirsi-Dynix and back issue maintenance according to serials retention plan. Duties also include maintaining order in the Periodicals/Computer Room,  assisting patrons with public access computers, and monitoring meeting rooms. Assists with cataloging other library materials when needed.

The successful candidate will have knowledge of current technical services practices for serials, previous data entry and customer service experience.  The ability to prioritize tasks, perform detail work in a public environment and work independently are vital to this position. Excellent customer service skills and ability to maintain effective working relationships with coworkers required.


23 hours/week: Tuesday 1-6, Wednesday 4-9, Thursday 9-1, Friday 1-6, Saturday 12-4


$12/hr.  IMRF pension, paid holidays


  • 2 years’ college or specialized computer training program.
  • 2 years technology work experience - library technology preferred.
  • Proficiency in the use of personal computing technologies, including desktops, laptops, tablets, current operating systems, Microsoft Office and internet applications.
  • Ability to provide exceptional customer service experience to patrons and staff.
  • Willingness to work flexible schedule including days, evenings and Saturdays

To Apply:

Email resume and application to Kristin Schultz, Head of Adult Services, at schultzk@bellwoodlibrary.org, with subject line “Periodicals Assistant”


Welcome to the Teen page!!


Special Programs for Teens


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.


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 Oct 26 @ 4:00PM -

Children Events

Special Storytime with Ms Sophia and Roscoe
Thu Oct 27 @10:00AM -
Express Yourself! Poetry
Thu Oct 27 @ 4:00PM -
Family Fall Spooktacular
Mon Oct 31 @ 6:00PM - 07:30PM
Thanksgiving Culture Festival
Tue Nov 15 @ 6:00PM -

Computer Classes

Touch Typing
Wed Nov 02 @ 2:00PM - 03:30PM
Computer Basics: Internet Part 2
Wed Nov 16 @ 2:30PM - 04:00PM

Adult Events

Thu Oct 27 @ 5:00PM - 06:00PM
Sat Oct 29 @10:00AM - 11:00PM
Stitches Crochet Club
Mon Oct 31 @ 6:30PM - 08:00PM
Making Polymer Clay Jewelry
Tue Nov 01 @ 6:30PM - 08:30PM