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Upcoming Events

Lego Club -- Oct. 22

Bring your friends and build something cool at Lego Club on Wednesday, Oct. 22, from 3:30 - 4:30 pm.  Children age 5 and under must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

Friends Board Meeting -- Oct. 22

The Friends of Belleville Public Library will be meeting on Wednesday, Oct 22, downstairs at the Library to plan activities this fall and winter, and to talk about their membership drive.  If you are interested in helping with the Friends efforts, please plan to attend.

Adult Book Discussion -- Oct. 23

Join us to discuss The Bird Sisters by Rebecca Rasmussen on Thursday, Oct. 23, at 6:45pm.  It is a novel about two spinster sisters living in Spring Green and how the course of their lives changed during the summer of 1947.  Copies of the book and audio book are available at the library.

Teen Movie -- Oct. 24

We will be holding a teen movie night at the library on Friday, Oct. 24th --- watch for more details!

Used Book Sale -- Starts Oct. 25

The Friends of Belleville Public Library will be hold a used book sale starting on Saturday, Oct. 25, at the UFO Day Craft Fair and continuing at the Library during the following week.  All proceeds will benefit Belleville Public Library.

Sergeant Stubby -- Nov. 6

National Geographic author Ann Bausum will talk about Sergeant Stubby, a famous WWI dog, on Nov. 6 at 7pm at the High School Auditorium. Bausum's two books Sargeant Stubby and the young readers edition Stubby the War Dog are available at the Library.

Trivia Night - Nov. 8

Mark your calendar!  Trivia Night will be Saturday, Nov. 8,  at 7pm at Schwoegler's Sugar River Lanes.  This fun event will be hosted by the Friends of Belleville Public Library.

Preschool Story Time on Fridays

Storytime will resume on Friday, Sept. 5th.

Preschoolers, bring your grownup to the library on Fridays at 10am to meet other kids, listen to stories, do a  project, and have a snack.  We have some fun stories and projects planned.


Library News

All About the Books

If you've heard Meghan Trainor's "All About That Bass", then you may enjoy the Nashville Public Library team's video celebrating library cards, "All About the Books, No Trouble."

Libraries Help Us Achieve Our Goals

State Superintendent Tony Evers issued an editorial in honor of National Library Week, observed April 13 to 19, and School Library Month.

In the editorial, Evers notes that libraries, like schools, are a place "where we learn what we need to, to achieve what we want to."

See the full editorial here.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Find out more about how 1000 Books can help get your young child ready to learn to read and be successful in school.

Here are the Numbers for 2013

Belleville Public Library checked out 84,408 items to our library patrons during the year, with almost half being children's materials.  Area residents made good use of the shared resources available from other South Central Library System libraries by requesting 30,590 items.  Usage of ebooks from the state-wide Overdrive system increased by 62% to 1,842 for the year. 

Access to high speed internet is an important service for our community.  Our public computers were used  7,657 times or an average of 24.5 times per day.  The number of monthly wireless connections by patron laptops, phones, and other mobile devices more than doubled over the year.

The library serves as an gathering place for our community where residents can meet for conversation, learning, and entertainment.  In 2013, Belleville Public Library hosted 110 events that drew in almost 3,100 children and adult residents.

I Love My Library Because.......

Recently we asked why people love Belleville Public Library.  Look for their responses on hearts around the library or read the complete list at

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