Belmont library news

Published: 7/15/2020 8:20:02 AM
Belmont Library news

Summer reading is in full swing at the Belmont Library. Win raffle prizes from places like Funspot, Santa’s Village, and Canobie Lake Park by logging your reading with the library. Try the READsquared app or use your computer to register online at You can also pick up a paper log from the library. Play at any level from preschool through adult. All logs must be returned by Aug. 8.

In third through eighth grade? Join graphic novelist Maker Bennett’s online Comics Workshop on Thursday July 23 from 1 to 3 p.m. on a quest to create original comics only you can draw. Email the library at for registration information.

Hungry for library storytime? Bring it home with the library’s new storytime kits. Each kit has a book to keep, a suggested activities list (and the supplies to do it) plus a special prize.

If you’re looking for new things to read/watch/listen this summer, use your library card. Belmont Library has opened access to a new downloadable/streaming service, hoopla digital. Audio, music, and movies are available for your device or TV. Or you can take advantage of the offerings through, including digital magazines and Amazon Kindle formatting.

The non-fiction book group reads A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived: The Human Story Retold Through Our Genes by Adam Rutherford. It’s available through the Hoopla app; discussion Aug. 13. Our Friday Fiction book group meets on August 21 at 10:30am to enjoy Joyland by Stephen King.

Current open hours Monday and Wednesday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, noon to 6 p.m.; and Saturday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Curbside pickup is available during all open hours. The Belmont Public Library is open any time at, serving the community with books, digital resources, and cultural programming. In 2018, the library celebrated 90 years in the same building and 125 as Belmont’s community library.

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