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The Friends of the Bellaire Library was established by the Bellaire Women’s Civic Club in 1951 as a not-for-profit organization, devoted to the establishment, support, and enhancement of the Bellaire City Library. In addition to annual dues from members, the Friends primarily raise funds by holding used book sales during the year.

The City of Bellaire is fortunate to be able to to support our quality of life with comprehensive library services. Our Library provides materials, programs, and reference service through available technology that meets the recreational, research, and informational needs of Library patrons of all ages.

Join us for semi-annual outdoor book sales and the ongoing indoor sale. New members, charitable donations, and volunteers are always welcome!

Our donations help fund:

  • Over 200 programs each year, serving 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.
  • The Summer Literacy Reading Program for children, teens and adults, held for 10 weeks during June, July and August.
  • Summer Activities, with 3,800 in attendance during June and July. These programs include story times, performers, crafts, movies, and STEM activities.
  • 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.

Hope to see you soon!


Because we are a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, your contributions are tax deductible to the full extent of IRS regulations and may be matched by your employer.  Please check, and thank you.