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Job Openings At Bellwood Public Library


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 youth/teens literature, familiar with current technology, and ability to work well with the youth/teens. The Youth Services Assistant will be assisting the Head of Youth Services in all aspects of customer service, including help with planning, advertising, implementing, and programs for preschool through high school age persons and providing exemplary customer service. Other duties may be assigned to insure smooth operation of the library.


  • Library Technical Associate (LTA) preferred but not required
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Flexible Schedule, including evenings and weekends
  • Library experience preferred but not required
  • Minimum of one-year experience with working with youth/teens
  • Minimum of one year working with the public
  • Must establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of employees and community partners

PAY:   $12.00 per hour

SCHEDULE:      Fridays (as needed)   10-6, Saturdays  9-4, Sundays  1-5

Position available immediately and will be posted until filled. Submit resume and application to:

Sophia Brown, Head of Youth Services



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

Teen Anime Club (Ages 13-17) Tue Sep 26 @ 3:30PM - 04:30PM
Teen Anime Club (Ages 13-17) Tue Oct 03 @ 3:30PM - 04:30PM
Teen Read Week Sun Oct 08 @12:00AM
Teen Read Week Mon Oct 09 @12:00AM

Children Events

Make & Take Monday
Mon Sep 25 @ 2:30PM - 04:00PM
Thursday Toddler Time
Thu Sep 28 @10:00AM - 11:00AM
Storytelling of Life Lessons with Ms. Sophia (Ages 6-12)
Thu Sep 28 @ 4:00PM - 05:00PM
Friday Movie Day
Thu Sep 28 @ 4:00PM - 06:00PM

Computer Classes

Using Ancestry.com Library Edition
Tue Nov 28 @10:00AM - 11:00PM

Adult Events

Stitches Crochet Club
Mon Sep 25 @ 6:30PM - 07:45PM
How to Start a Business in Illinois
Thu Sep 28 @ 6:00PM - 07:30PM
Zumba Drop-In Exercise Class
Sat Sep 30 @10:00AM - 11:00AM
Stitches Crochet Club
Mon Oct 02 @ 6:30PM - 07:45PM