Job Openings At Bellwood Public Library

Now Hiring: 


This is a full-time position in the Youth Services Department. The candidate we are seeking will have a “love of children and parents, and you must enjoy providing service to the community”. Professional duties include but are not limited to; planning and outreach programs and services, collection management, readers’ advisory services, provide reference service, assist patrons with online and electronic resources, monthly reports, and bibliographic instruction, will also assist with covering the Teen Room Service desk. Should be creative. Must have a strong work ethic and be willing to work alone or as a team. Supervises other staff.
Salary $35,000 - $40,000 DOQ
Professional duties include but are not limited to:
• Planning and implementing Youth programs and services
• Collection development (selection, maintenance and deselection) of Youth Service collection
• Plan and implement outreach programs
• Provide youth reference and reader’s advisory services
• Assists patrons with bibliographic instruction, on-line catalog, computers, and electronic resources
• Advising and assisting the Library Director and other department heads in addressing areas of concern that affect the Library and Department
• Supervise Department in the absence of the Department Manager
Must have a strong work ethic and be willing to work alone or as a team. Must have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with department heads, all levels of employees and community partners.
• MLS/MLIS from an ALA accredited school
• One year library experience working with youth
• Flexible schedule- days, evenings, and Saturdays (Closed on Sundays)
• Access to transportation

Submit resume, 3 references and application to: Jacqueline Spratt, Library Director at spratt28@bellwoodlibrary.org.



This is a part-time position in the Adult Services Department, providing reference and reader’s advisory.   28 - 29.75 hours per week; some evenings and Saturdays.  $18.00/hr.

Under the direction of the Head of Adult Services the Reference Librarian will:

•             Plan and market programming for adults

•             Answer reference and reader’s advisory questions

•             Provide bibliographic instruction and training on use of library’s catalog and online databases to patrons at point-of-use

•             Teach occasional computer classes

•             Perform collection development in assigned areas of Non-fiction and Fiction

•             Classify materials according to DDC


•             ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in Library Science

•             Knowledge of bibliographic tools, reference resources (print & electronic)

•             Excellent customer service skills

•             Strong verbal and written communications skills

•             Strong technology skills

•             Willingness to work flexible schedule as needed by the library, including some evenings and Saturdays.

•             Ability to prioritize tasks and work independently

•             Spanish-speaking a plus

Submit resume, references and application to by email to Kristin Schultz, Head of Adult Services atschultzk@bellwoodlibrary.org with "Part Time Reference Librarian" in the subject line.

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.

WE WELCOME YOUR GIFTS!picture-of-gift

Thank you for thinking of the Bellwood Public Library. We welcome monetary gifts to purchase library materials and also accept donated used books and non-book materials (such as DVDs) in good condition. Our professional staff evaluates gifts using the same criteria they use for purchased materials. 

Donations can be brought to the Circulation Desk during hours the library is open.  If you have a large donation (more than one bag or box of books), please call (708)547-7393 x 12 before coming to arrange a drop-off time.  Upon request, the Library will be happy to provide written acknowledgement of your gift, but the staff does not appraise or provide valuations of gifts for tax deduction or other purposes. The establishment of the gift's value is the responsibility of the donor.

Once materials are accepted they become the property of the Bellwood Public Library and are subject to applicable Library policies. We prefer to receive current materials in very good condition. New bestsellers and children's books are especially useful.

We reserve the right to 1) add the donated materials to the collection, 2) give them to Friends of Bellwood Library for sale, or 3) refer them to other book donation programs.  Professional librarians add or withdraw materials based on the Materials Selection Policy.  The Library does not treat donated materials separately; the materials accepted will be shelved in the appropriate general collections.