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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 support for children’s summer reading program, the current year world book encyclopedia, STEAM programs, self-check out equipment, learn-to-read bags, senior book club materials and the purchase of furniture and equipment, as needed.

NEWS & EVENTS

 

INSIDE BOOK SALE 

We have a HUGE selection of books in great condition for sale everyday for only $1-$2.  Adult & teen books are located on the back wall (near restrooms).  Children’s books are located to the right of the front door. 

**Due to limited space we are not able to accept outdated materials, reference materials including dictionaries & text books, study guides, magazines, VCR & cassette tapes.  We suggest you bring any unusable items to the Westpark Recycle Center located at 5900 Westpark Drive. Thank you for your understanding! 

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.  Special thanks to board member Peggy Shallock & her husband James for a fresh coat of paint!

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.

 

OUR NEW BOOK DROP LOOKS FANTASTIC!  The Friends provided funds to give the book drop a much needed facelift over the summer.  Thanks to talented artist Paige Piland for his great work!

 

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”.

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