Here are a few of our new titles, hot off the press for you !
We have waaaaay more than that. Come grab one at the library. 🙂
For the month of August in addition to our Teen Summer Reading Challenge, we had Teens at BPL design cover art for their favourite books. We had some incredible entries! For your viewing pleasure these entries are now being displayed alongside the original published cover art, in the corridor of the John M. Parrott Art Gallery. Congratulations to Olivia and Erikah who were selected as our Juror’s Choice winners. A special Thank you to Barratt’s Office Pro for donating the first place juror’s choice prize; a pastel drawing kit.
Come out to the Belleville Public Library and pick up a tracking sheet to be entered in our Reading Olympics!
Compete in as many events as you choose between August 2 and August 31.
Sprints: Read a book of short stories
Triathlon: Read a trilogy/ 3 books in a series
Weightlifting: Read a book over 350 pages long
Shooting: Read a book set in war time
200 Meter Freestyle: Read 200 pages of Nonfiction
The More events you compete in the higher metal you are entered to win for.
Bronze: Complete 3 events
Silver: Complete 4 events
Gold: Complete all 5 events
Make sure to keep track of which book titles you read. Before 8:00 p.m. on August 31, bring your tracking sheet to the Reader’s Advisory desk to be entered into the medal draw!
Bronze Prize: $10 Gift Certificate to Starbucks
Silver Prize: $ 15 Gift Certificate to Chapters
Gold Prize: $ 25 Gift Certificate to Sport Check
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Show your future employer that you have the initiative that it takes to work for them by learning programs you will need to succeed in their workplace. Or use these courses to build yourself a strong and eye catching résumé that employers won’t be able to ignore. Commit to lifelong learning, self-improvement and developing your career skills with Gale Courses and the Belleville Public Library. Click the picture above to get started. If you need any help check out our eContent Help page or give us a call at 613-968-6731 ext. 2235.