May 3rd marks the date 65 years ago The Bellaire Library opened. This is also the date Friends of the Bellaire Library was established. Please join us to celebrate Tuesday, May 3rd. We will have an event for the kids in the afternoon and a family party that same evening.
- 3:30-5:00pm: Children are invited for a 50’s themed party including a special snack, sock hop & hula hoops!
- 6:00-8:00pm: The family is invited for pizza & cake hosted by Friends of the Bellaire Library.
NEWS & EVENTS
SEARCH PROJECT – We donated over 300 books to SEARCH to stock their new library. Thanks to Friends board member Kay & Rick Burns, also members of The Bellaire United Methodist Church’s Community Outreach Group who we partnered with on this project. I’m told the staff & residents were very excited to see all of the new books. Below is a photo of the new library at SEARCH; more than half of the books you see were donated by us. For more information about this organization, visit http://www.searchhomeless.org/programs/house/.
FOTBL SEMI-ANNUAL MEETING – Our last meeting was held on 1/26/16, 7pm at the Bellaire Library. Thank you to everyone who attended! We discussed some exciting upcoming projects that we will tell you about soon.
- Our next annual meeting will be June 14, 2016
- We are updating our bylaws – please see the “contact” tab for further info
BOOK SALE Our next book sale is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, October 16, 2016, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m, in the Bellaire Library parking lot, 5111 Jessamine in Bellaire. The sale, held twice annually, is the major fundraiser for the Friends and proceeds benefit the City of Bellaire’s Library. Hardbacks are $1; Paperbacks are $0.50!
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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. For more information about membership, please click here. To purchase your membership now, click here.
Thanks to our friend Kevin Newman for volunteering his time and expertise
to help us set up our NEW website!
On May 5th and 7th of 2015, Stone Acorn Builders hosted a Bunco night to benefit Friends of the Bellaire Library. The evening included a home tour, ticket to Bellaire New Home Showcase, amazing food and beverages along with Bunco and prizes! It was a fun event and resulted in $3,500 to benefit the Bellaire Library.
A sincere thank you to the family and friends of Louise Ware (1927-2015) for donations made to Friends of the Bellaire Library in her memory. Louise was a City Councilwoman before she became the first woman Mayor of Bellaire. Interwoven in her political career, she was invovled in many local organizations including Friends of the Bellaire Library. She is remembered as an incredibly loyal volunteer who made every book sale and annual meeting as long as she was able.