Supporting the Bellaire City Library for over 50 years

The Friends of the Bellaire Library was established in 1951 by the Bellaire Women's Civic Club as a not-for-profit organization, devoted to the establishment, support, and enhancement of the Bellaire City Library

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Bylaws of the Friends of the Bellaire Library

The Friends rely on volunteers for help with two or more outside book sales each year.  We also sponsor an ongoing used-book sale at the Friends Corner inside the Library. The Friends support Bellaire Library projects that encourage reading and life long learning, and work to increase the use of the Bellaire Library through public awareness.  Numerous programs and purchases for the Bellaire Library have been made possible by the contributions of the Friends, including:

Programming and promotion for children's programs Free-standing bookdrop
Summer reading support and other childrne's activities Memorial Bench
Educational CD-Roms Tables
Travel and educational videos Globes
Snow cone machine Projector cart
Portable PA system 30-player rhythm set
Lease color copier for public use World Book Encyclopedia
Set: Milestone Documents in American History Encyclopedia Americana
Von Nostrand's Encyclopedia of Chemistry Set: Notable Latino Writers
Set: African American National Biography Bookpage - free to the public

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How to get involved The best way to get involved is to become a member of the Friends! You can become a member for just $10.00 a year (or just $5.00 for Seniors).  Additional levels of membership are available as Family, Patron, or Lifetime membership. For membership information, print out a membership form or pick one up at the Library circulation desk, fill it out, and mail it along with your payment to the address on the form.  You may also drop off the membership application and dues payment at the Bellaire Library. As a Friend, you receive these benefits:

  • Invitations to special Library and Friends programs
  • Notice of upcoming book sales
  • A forum in which to advocate on behalf of the Library



As a Friend, you build a strong Library that

  • Helps children develop a love of reading
  • Provides individuals, organizations and businesses free access to vital information resources, and
  • Educates and broadens the horizons of all patrons.

We invite you to explore our web site and find out about the many opportunities and events that are available. Please consider membership in the Friends of the Bellaire Library as a means to support the use of our wonderful library and all its resources.

Because we are a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, your contributions are tax deductible to the full extent of IRS regulations.

Please drop off donations of books, DVDs, CDs, and videos at the Library.  We ask that books be in good, clean, readable condition (think "almost new"). We cannot accept magazines. Unless you have fewer than 8 books please put them in boxes before bringing them to the Library. Thanks!


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Available at the Circulation Desk of the Bellaire Library

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