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Kids and Teens

There is so much to do in the children's department at Bellaire Public Library! Bellaire Public Library offers many free programs throughout the year for children of all ages. If you would like to be added to our children's programming e-mail list to keep up-to-date with events for children and teens, please click here. You can also keep an eye on our Facebook page, or stop in the library for a monthly calendar.

Miss Brooke reading at preschool storytime

Enjoy stories, songs, games, crafts and more at Summer Storytime on Wednesdays at 11:00 AM. Summer Storytime is for ages 2-6. We will explore a new theme each week. We have a great time reading, singing, playing and creating together. Summer Storytime is a combination of our Toddler Time & Preschool Storytime and takes place each Wednesday at 11:00 from May through August. 

Please contact Brooke in the Children's Room if you have any questions! You can reach her via e-mail, by calling 740-676-9421 or stopping in the Children's Room.           

Click here to get to the Children's Library Catalog.

Click here to get to the Teen's Digital Library Catalog.

On Your Mark, Get Set...Read! Summer Library Program Slogan Graphic
The free 2016 Summer Library Program for children at the Bellaire Public Library will be On Your Mark, Get Set...Read! We have tons of fun activities planned throughout June and July. The summer library program is free, but registration is required if you would like to keep track of your reading progress and enter to win prizes. Children of all ages may sign up beginning Tuesday, May 24th and may sign up through July 15th. Online registration will be available as well as in-library registration. Registered participants must pick up their summer reading packets at the library.

Summer Lunch Program - Every Weekday at 12:00 June 8th - August 8th.

All children over the age of 1 and up to age 18 are welcome for a free meal.

2016 Summer Library Program

Wednesday, June 1st 5:30: Family Kick-Off Picnic
Pack a snack & a comfy blanket and join Miss Brooke & author JoAnn Davis to kick off our 2016 Summer Library Program. All are welcome and summer reading sign-ups will be available. There will be book giveaways & a special four-legged guest!

Summer Storytime - Wednesdays at 11:00
Join Miss Brooke for Summer Storytime for ages 2-6.

Special Summer Library Programs - Fridays at 1:00
All-ages programming. Some outdoor (weather permitting). Programs subject to change.
May 27th: Butterfly Nature Photography program with Daniel Caron (Kids & Adults)
June 3rd: Books, Bugs & Beyond
June 10th: Yoga Kids with Polly Loy
June 17th: Nutrition - MyPlate with Carol Kovachic (every child will receive a MyPlate)
June 24th: Creative Kids
July 1st: Patriotic Pride
July 8th: Fitness Fun with Susan Rataiczak
July 15th: Ice Painting
July 22nd: Summer Library Games
July 29th: Closing Party – All children who registered & participated in the Summer Library Program are invited. Our party is a celebration of your summer reading accomplishments & includes pizza, prizes, & a free concert by Leonardo Music: “Rockin’ and Reading!”

Get in the Game: Read! Teen Summer Library Program Slogan Graphic
In addition to our all-ages programming, we are having a Teen Summer Library Program this year. Our slogan is Get in the Game: Read! The Teen Summer Library Program is free and is for teens age 12-18. We will have special Teen Programs every Monday night in June and July at 5:30 PM. There will also be a special teens-only closing party for teens who completed the summer library program. Details to come. Teens can sign up once and participate in both the all-ages programs and the teen programs. We are looking forward to having many fun, free programs for teens this summer at the Bellaire Public Library. 

Teen Programs - Mondays at 5:30 
 Special programs for ages 12 & up. Some outdoor (weather permitting). Programs subject to change.

June 6th: Teen Journaling
June 13th: Chocolate Games
June 20th: Make Your Own Tablet/eReader Case
June 27th: Mandala Sand Art
July 4th: Bellaire Public Library is closed for the holiday.
July 11th: Cupcake Wars
July 18th: Retro Recess (wear a light-colored shirt - colored water balloons will be involved!) *weather permitting*
July 25th: Brain Food
Friday July 29th: 5:30 to 8:00 After Hours Teen Party
(teens who complete the summer library program will receive an invitation)

Please feel free to contact Brooke at, by calling 740-676-9421 or stopping in to the library if you have any questions. We are looking forward to a great summer of reading and fun with you at the Bellaire Public Library!


Click the banner above to visit Sync - Audiobooks for Teens. SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens 13+. Sync provides 2 free audiobook downloads each week from May 5, 2016 - August 17, 2016. All you need to access the free audiobooks is the Overdrive App on your phone, tablet or computer. Simply visit the Sync website every Thursday during the summer to download that week's audiobooks and they are yours to keep! Stop in and ask Miss Brooke if you need any help getting the free Overdrive App or the free audiobooks. Audiobooks are a great way to read while hanging out at the pool, riding in the car, or doing chores.