©2019 by Friends of the Bellaire Library.

HOW WE SUPPORT THE LIBRARY

200+ Programs Annually

Our donations help fund over 200 programs each year that serve 5,500 patrons of the local area. From arts and crafts events, speakers, performers, STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics programs, PERKS (Pets Enjoy Reading Kids) and more.

Literacy Reading Program

Our support kicks in during the summer, as we sponsor the Summer Literacy Reading Program for children, teens and adults. It is held for 10 weeks during June, July and August. In 2018, there were 964 children, 124 teens and 124 adults who participated.

Summer Activities

Friends support Summer Activities, with 3,800 in attendance during June and July. These programs include story times, performers, crafts, movies, and STEM activities.

Electronic Access

The Friends help fund HOOPLA, an electronic book portal available to all library members to download media content free of charge. With HOOPLA, 5 books a month can be borrowed electronically.