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9:30 a.m.—9:00 p.m.  


9:30 a.m. — 6:00 p.m.


9:30 a.m. — 4:00 p.m.     

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Phone: (708)547-7393

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Upcoming Events at Bellwood Library
June 2012

How to Get the Job
Friday, June 8 at 9:30 am
A free day-long program of one-on-one help with resumés, interviewing tips and mock interviews! This is your chance to polish your interview skills, get one-on-one advice, learn what HR managers are looking for, how to ace the interview and get the job you want! Register by calling (708)547-7393x12. Attendees are strongly encouraged to arrive promptly and to bring a USB drive so they can save their new resume.
Tablets and eReaders Explained
Tuesday, June 12 at 7:00 pm
Geek Squad agents from Best Buy in North Riverside will explain the ins and outs of tablets and eReaders. Already have one? Bring it in to learn more, including how to use the library’s free ebook service,
The Dog Stars
Saturday, June 16
2:00 - 2:45 p.m.
Robin and her Dog Stars, Starlight and Slater, are coming! Watch the pooches perform stunts, and ask questions of Robin, an experienced dog trainer! If you love animals, this program is sure to entertain! Families are invited. Kids under the age 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Call (708)547-7393 ext. 16 to register.
The Story Bus is Coming!
Friday, June 15
3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Thanks to generous Bellwood resident Tony Bell, we are offering a trip through the “Story Bus”. Children ages 3-7 will hear a story and tour this interactive children’s museum! Story Bus was created to supply much needed literacy experiences for preschool and primary-age children, and it’s fun! We will take the children and parents through in groups, starting at 3:30. Our last group will enter at 5:00. Registration required! Call (708)547-7393 ext. 16. Thank you, Mr. Bell!

Reading Is So Delicious

Join a Summer Reading Program!

Adult Summer ReadingAdults! Register starting Saturday June 9 at 9:30 am. Sign up to get started reviewing books for great weekly drawings and MORE!

Kids Summer Reading ProgramKids! Come to the Kickoff Saturday, June 9 between 11 at 3 to get all you need to participate in Summer Reading, some extra goodies, and a naked cupcake! That’s right! You get to choose a special design for your cupcake, then we will show you how to decorate it!

Teen Summer Reading ProgramTeens! Drop in between 11 and 3 on Saturday June 8 to register for a TON of FUN (like Best Pizza in Town Tasting!).

Parents of Babies! Registration for "Learning Is So Delightful!" will be on Saturday, June 16 from 9:30a.m. - 3:00p.m. You will receive a booklet of reading ideas and early literacy activities. Each time a goal is met, parents will receive a prize and be entered in drawings for more prizes. Of course, your baby is the real winner!

Bellwood Chamber of Commerce & Bellwood Public Library present
The Client Magnet:
Win Clients Effortlessly

Lunch Seminar with Tom Kelly
Friday June 22, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
To grow your business, you need to build a sales system that produces predictable results. Business Coach Tom Kelly covers 5 "shifts" that you need to make so that you can attract clients instead of chasing them. Join us for a roast chicken & penne pasta lunch at Giacchino’s Pizza & Restaurant 5201 St. Charles Road, Bellwood. Cost of lunch is $12.00, due at the event. Register by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
Registrees who do not attend will be billed for lunch.

Recurring Programs

Chess Club
Thursdays at 5:30 pm
For kids ages 8-17
Last meeting before we break for summer is June 28. We'll restart in the fall -- stay tuned!

Drop-In Crochet Club
Tuesday June 5 and 19 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Come when you can, leave when you must!

Toddler Time
Wednesdays 10:00 - 11:00
Thursdays 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
For ages 1-4 and a caregiver. Registration required. Call (708)547-7393 ext 16.





Great Grilling and BBQ
Saturday, June 23 at 1:30 pm
Please join Andrew Comens, Chicago Chef and Restaurant Reviewer, for a grilling and barbeque cooking demonstration. He will prepare Spicy Thai Beef, Citrus Marinated Shrimp, and Teriyaki Chicken from start to finish, using a table top indoor grill. At the end of the demonstration, all participants are invited to sample the results! Registration required. Limit 35. Call (708)547-7393 ext 12.

Healthy Eating and Fun
Thursday, June 28, 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Ms. Raeann Spencer from the American Cancer Society will be at the Library to teach kids about healthy eating using games and snacks, of course!Families invited. Kids under the age of eight must be accompanied by a parent.Limited space available.Registration required. Call Youth Services at (708)547-7393 ext. 16.




Jobs With Us

Job Openings at Bellwood Public Library


We are currently hiring for the following position:

Library Director


 Click here for an Employment Application.

 Click here for a Job Description.

Electronics Recycling Day



Dispose of your old and broken electronics LEGALLY at the Library!

Saturday, April 13

9:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

It's against the law to put electronics in the regular trash, so take advantage of this free event! All your old computer junk, that broken CD player, the phone you've replaced—bring it to the Library on April 13!  Unitec Recycling Corp will have a truck in our parking lot from 9:30 to 1:00 to collect it.


Computer Equipment like ...

Desktop and laptop computers

CRT or LCD monitors

Keyboards, mice, computer cords

Printers, ink cartridges, or toner cartridges


Fax Marchines


Modems, Zip Drives, Adapters, Cords, Switches, & misc. computer peripherals

Mainframes, terminals, CPUs


Consumer electronics like...

LCD or Plasma TV sets

DVD players

VHS players

Game consoles

CD players, Radios and Stereo systems

Home or business telephones

Cell phones


PDAs,  GPS systems



VHS Tapes, CD-Rom software

Small appliances

Misc. electronic equipment

Cash registers

Jobs With Us (2)

Job Openings at Bellwood Public Library


We are currently hiring for the following position:

Reference/Reader's Advisory Librarian


 Click here to download an Employment Application.  

Complete the application in Word and Save As a PDF file.  Attach PDF to your email containing your cover letter, resume and references and email to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


About Us (2)

Bellwood Public Library exists to provide resources for personal, educational and professional needs of the residents of the Village of Bellwood, with an emphasis on reading and learning at all ages.


600 Bohland Avenue
Bellwood  IL  60104



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