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How can I help support the Bellaire Library?  The best way to get involved is to become a member of the Friends! You can become a member for just $20.00 a year.  Lifetime membership is available for $100 a receive a Friends book bag.

What does membership support?  Your membership supports library programs including the summer reading program, pre-school/infant reading time, teen activities, learn-to-read bags and the purchase of reference materials and equipment, as needed.



INSIDE BOOK SALE. Buy-One-Get-One-Free!!

We have a HUGE selection of books in great condition for sale everyday for only $1-$2.  Due to an influx of book donations over the summer, we are offering a buy-one-get-one-free book sale now through January 31st.


SEMI-ANNUAL MEETING.  We’d love to see you at our next FOTBL general meeting scheduled for January 30 @ 7pm.  Please join us to vote on the Slate for our 2017-2018 Board of Directors & see what’s new in  2018.  


LITTLE FREE LIBRARY TO BE INSTALLED AT EVELYN’S PARK.  Preparations are underway to build and install the 2nd Little Free Library (https://littlefreelibrary.org/) in Bellaire.  The first was donated privately to honor the Bellaire Library and is located in Loftin Park.  We hope this will be the first of many installations donated by the Friends in the City of Bellaire.


VINTAGE BOOKS FOR SALE.  We have a great selection of old and rare books for sale!  Check out the new tab VINTAGE BOOKS to see our inventory.  Prices are marked or suggest your best offer.  All proceeds benefit the Friends.


BOOK BUZZ.  Book Buzz is a blog produced in collaboration with neighborhood librarians from Houston Public Library, Harris County Public Library and the Bellaire Library. Find all the buzz about books and reading here.  Check out Bellaire Library Director, Mary Cohrs’ contribution at http://thebuzzmagazines.com/book-buzz.


TERRI MOTE RETIRES AFTER 34 YEARS.  On May 5th, 2017, Terri Mote celebrated her 69th birthday and her first day of retirement.  The beloved Bellaire librarian marked her last day on the job with a steady stream of friends dropping in to say goodbye and good luck.  Read this article for more about Terri and her dedication to the Bellaire library for 34 years!

End of an era: Bellaire librarian Terri Mote is giving up the reference business to create art, relax



CITY OF BELLAIRE PROCLAMATION.  The Mayor of Bellaire, Andrew Friedberg signed this proclamation to declare the week of October 16-22, 2016 as “Friends of the Library week in the City of Bellaire, TX and urge all residents to join with the Friends in support of the Bellaire Library, and express our community’s appreciation for all they do to make our library so much better”.