Job Openings


Job Openings At Bellwood Public Library

Now Hiring: Reference Librarian, Part Time

Job Description: Part-time position providing reference and reader’s advisory . Under the direction of the Head of Adult Services:
• Planning and marketing programming for adults
• Answering reference and reader’s advisory questions
• Providing bibliographic instruction and training on use of library’s catalog and online databases to patrons at point-of-use
• Performing collection development in assigned areas of Non-fiction and Fiction
• Classifying materials according to DDC
Hours: Part Time, 29.75 hours per week; some evenings and Saturdays.

Salary: $18/hr

Requirements: • ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in Library Science
• Extensive knowledge of bibliographic tools, reference resources (print & electronic)
• Customer service experience
• 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:

Kristin Schultz, Head of Adult 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.

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.