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Summer Library Program 2018: Libraries Rock!

2018 Summer Library Program
Friday, June 15th 1:00 Animals Rock! Kick-Off Program 
The Schrader Center will be here with their Animal Sounds program to kick off our 2018 Summer Library Program!
      Summer Storytime - Wednesdays at 11:00 beginning June 6th
Join us for Summer Storytime for ages 3-6.

Note: Registration is not required for summer storytime.

Teen Programs 
Monday, June 11th â€“ Teen Game Night 5:00-7:00
Monday, June 25th â€“ Teen Book Club 6:00

Summer Library Programs - Fridays at 1:00
All-ages programming. Programs subject to change. 
June 15th: Kick-off program with the Schrader Center
June 22nd: Art Rocks!
June 29th: America Rocks!
July 6th: Owls Rock! with the Schrader Center
July 13th: Ice Cream Rocks!
July 20th: Music Rocks! with the Schrader Center
July 27th: Closing Party â€“ Geology Rocks! with the Schrader Center. All children who registered & participated are welcome to celebrate your summer accomplishments.

Adult Program
Book Bingo
Libraries Rock for Adults this summer! Adults are invited to play Book Bingo at the Bellaire Public Library.  Each person who signs up will receive a “Libraries Rock” tote bag and a Chipotle coupon. Here’s how it works: Once you register you will receive a bingo card. Instead of numbers, this card is filled in by reading books from a variety of genres, or attending a library program. To hit BINGO, read and record books from FIVE categories to create a row, column, or diagonal line. Once you complete a BINGO, bring your card to the library and receive a prize. Each completed BINGO card will be entered for the grand prize drawing held on July 27th. All entries must be received by noon on that day to be eligible. 

Summer Reading Program Information

  • Our summer library programs are for all children ages 18 & under.
  • Children are encouraged to read at their appropriate reading level. Parents may read to children who are not yet reading independently.
  • All reading counts! Physical books, eBooks, audiobooks, graphic novels, etc. – all reading is good reading. J
  • Children may participate in the summer library program even if they cannot attend all programs throughout the summer.
  • Children can stop in as often as they like for books & to update their summer reading charts.
  • Raffle tickets will be given at each summer library program and as incentives throughout the program. Tickets can be entered into various prize drawings.
  • Raffle tickets must be turned in by Friday, July 27th at 1:00. Drawings will be held at the closing party and winners will be notified.


Registration is required for everyone participating! You can register anytime from June 1st â€“ June 30th.
Register online by clicking HERE or in person and visit the library to pick up your packet.

Check out our Facebook Page for all our summer events!

If you have any questions, please contact the library at 740-676-9421.

2018 Great Stone Viaduct Society Winter Lecture Series

The Great Stone Viaduct Historical Education Society is looking forward to another year of the popular winter lecture series. This series consists of presentations on local historical topics from a number of presenters. This year's event will feature two "On the Road" presentations taking place in St. ​Clairsville. See below for the schedule of lectures. You can click each lecture topic to visit the Great Stone Viaduct Society's website and learn more about the presentations. Open to the public, those interested in these topics are encouraged to mark their calendars for Wednesday evenings during February and March.  All presentations begin promptly at 6 o'clock p.m. Refreshments will be served immediately prior to and at the conclusion of each lecture. The GSV Society will sponsor a table with watercolor prints, decorated ceramic crocks, maps and other historical collectibles for sale to the public.

February 14th: â€śSt. John’s Football: Celebrating 90 years of Irish Tradition & Creativity” - Robert “Bubba” Kapral​

Lecture presented in the Community Room of the Bellaire Public Library, 330 32nd Street, Bellaire.

February 21st: â€śBringing Canals to Ohio” - David Simmons
Lecture presented in the Community Room of the Bellaire Public Library, 330 32nd Street, Bellaire.

February 28th: â€śA Firearms History: Engraving with Hammer and Chisel” - Larry Parker​
Lecture presented in the Community Room of the Bellaire Public Library, 330 32nd Street, Bellaire.​

March 7th: â€śOhio University in Belmont County, Ohio” - Professor Michael McTeague
This "On the Road" lecture will be given at the Theater Auditorium at Shannon Hall, Ohio University Eastern, 45425 National Road West, St. Clairsville​

March 14th: â€śHow the Other Half Lived” - Jeanne Finstein and Judi Hendrickson​
Lecture presented in the Community Room of the Bellaire Public Library, 330 32nd Street, Bellaire.​

March 21st: â€śRoseby’s Rock: Where Tidewater Met the Ohio River” - Ed Yelochan​
Lecture presented in the Community Room of the Bellaire Public Library, 330 32nd Street, Bellaire.​

March 28th: â€śMurder Never Dies: Crime and Corruption in the Friendly City” - George T. Sidiropolis​
Lecture presented in the Community Room of the Bellaire Public Library, 330 32nd Street, Bellaire.

April 4th: â€śHistoric Belmont County Court Cases” - Judge Frank A. Fregiato & Attorney Daniel L. Frizzi, Jr.
This "On the Road" lecture will be given at Marion Hall of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 212 West Main Street, in St. Clairsville.

Click here to read the full press release.

Click here to print the schedule in color.

More information about the winter lecture series can be found at GreatStoneViaduct.org.

WWII Book Club

January's meeting will take place on Tuesday, January 22nd at 1:00.

We will meet on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 1300 hours. Ages 12 to adult are welcome. If you have any questions, please call the library at 740-676-9421.