A Belleville Public Library card grants you access to a vast selection of e-resources. You can access them from our website, here. Let me introduce you to some of them.

 is a never endless source of factual information about a lot of subjects, from science to plants and history to sport. I like the “World Resources” interactive maps which offers the possibility to compare continents, provinces or cities over different factors.

World book also offers an awesome guide on research projects that is totally worth reading. Tons of helpful advice for each step, from choosing a subject to presentation. It will help you evaluate the reliability of your sources and organize your data efficiently.

 is the most comprehensive and authoritative source of information on all things Canadian. Well displayed and easy to understand. Lots of good material for homework in there!

I’m a big fan of CPI.Q. It is a huge database of journals, newspapers and magazines articles. With it, you don’t have to find and browse through piles of magazines to find articles on the subject you need. Articles are often valid references for research projects so it is worth a look. You may need a bit of research skills to get what you’re seeking from this one though.

 has a great library of eBooks, movies, comic books, music and TV shows.  Bonus: as long as you have a library account, you have access to all of those resources without stepping out of the comfort of your house.

overdrive have way more eBooks and audiobooks than Hoopla. They also offer material in different languages: English, French, Spanish, Chinese, etc. There is no music in that database though.

Hope you’re thrilled now! Remember that you need a library card number to use those services. Your mom or dad or sister or turtle won’t give you their card number? 😦 Well, it’s still just one trip here to get a card and after that, rain or shine, PJ’s on and slippers, you may have access to FREE great books, FREE movies, FREE magazine articles, FREE good music, FREE factual information, FREE… Well I guess you get the point now.

Have a wonderful day with your tablet!



Try to guess who is our weekly featured detective to win an awesome basket! The contest runs through May 1st to 31st, with a new character every week. We have a bulletin board just for teens, in front of the Reader’s advisory desk, with four clues to help you find out who is our mysterious character. You could also fill an electronic ballot on the library website, here.

We will also have a Mystery night on May 17th for ages 14 and up. Come and try to figure out which suspect stole the painting! You could win 2 tickets for a fun Escape Room experience at Breakout Belleville!


You can also get ballots by checking out Mystery books. There is reading suggestions here.

It takes a lot of shelves for Patterson’s books in a library. He’s writing faster than his shadow! Patterson knows how to get your attention and hook you into his stories. That’s how you get so many faithful readers waiting for your next release, I guess. Sorry I’m rambling. What you really need to know is: James Patterson writes fantastic series for teens:


You may even find these titles on Overdrive and Hoopla, as books and/or audiobooks. You don’t even have to get out of your comfy bed to get them! Awesome, isn’t it?

Horror: Nine days without school. Worse: in a row! What are you going to do with all this free time? It’s actually 216 hours to kill. 😮

Reading would be a nice way to spend a few of those hours, isn’t it? Here are a few wonderful books that could fill your March Break with shivers, tears or laughter, whatever you like.

fallofbutterflies  fragilebones ihuntkillers  ladymidnight  swimthefly  thefirsttimeshedrowned  thirdtwin  dumplin  burningglass

You need another suggestion ? Don’t forget our Green Screen Fun program on Friday March 17th, here at the library. The green screen allows us to use any images you want as a background. We will provide costumes or bring your own and take awesome pictures!

For readers ages 8-12
February 1st – April 30th
Read at least 5 titles from one of the categories and come vote for your favourite!
For every book you read, you will have a chance to win a $10 Gift Card and will receive a leaf to decorate our Silver Birch tree.
You may look at the titles here.
They are on display in the children’s area.
Have a nice read !

1320173961-love-clipart-14Wikipedia says it’s a song from Haddaway. Wikipedia is not wrong. However, it’s totally off the mark here.

Love is free. Love is powerful. Love is able to give you amazing strength when you find it. Love is also able to put you in the greatest despair when lost. Everyone seeks love and luckily, it can be found in various forms. Most important of all, love has inspired billions of different stories. Here are a few we suggest for you to read!


Dylan is pretty and popular and rich and spoiled. Josh, on the other hand, is a film geek. Their path should never have crossed. But life happens. Dylan accidentally drops her designer purse in a mall fountain and Josh retrieves it for her. However, in exchange for his help, Dylan will have to participate in a documentary Josh needs to make to get into film school. The book is told by the alternate voices of these two characters. The plot is predictable, but the writing is sharp and funny, making Geek Charming a very enjoyable read.


“Graham Fox is reeling after breaking up with his girlfriend and moving to a new city, and school, in his senior year, but he soon finds himself playing wingman to Ethan Frost, who seems to have the art of meeting grils down to a science.” — From the jacket.

Eric Walters get you hooked to the story from the very beginning. Yes, the way Graham and Ethan talk to each other seems unrealistic. Yes, the way they pick up girls is horrible and made me angry. Still, a “date-based” book told by a male is not something you see at every corner of a library and I enjoyed the original perspective of this one.


This book relates an unusual love story: the secret love Tiger Lily shared with Peter Pan, before Wendy set foot on Neverland. Anderson uses Tinker Bell as a narrator, who is actually Tiger Lily’s biggest fan and follows her everywhere. At least, before Peter Pan make is way to her heart… It’s nice to dig deeper into the background of characters we already know, even if they are depicted in a way we are not familiar with. Tiger Lily especially, who is fierce, brave and bold, has a fragile conflicted side we weren’t aware of. It’s a strong tale, darker and more complex than the original fairy tale, and more enchanting for it.


“Though she was  born Andrew Hardy, Amanda always knew she was  meant to be a girl . After enduring classroom bullies and her father’s admonishments to toughen up, Amanda moves to Atlanta with her mother for a long, difficult physical transition. Afterward, Amanda returns to her father and a new town in Tennessee. Amanda wishes to go unnoticed, but her beauty attracts friends and potential boyfriends. The more she begins to feel like “a normal teenage girl,” the more she becomes aware of the secrets those around her keep—secrets that, like hers, have the power to both destroy and liberate. Shifting between Amanda’s past and present, Russo gently examines the emotional journey of one trans teen, covering acceptable language, gender expectations, and the politics of going “stealth.” “– From Publisher Weekly


“Anna is dreading another tourist-filled summer on Dune Island that follows the same routine: beach, ice cream, friends, repeat. That is, until she locks eyes with Will, the gorgeous and sweet guy visiting from New York. Soon, her summer is filled with flirtatious fun as Anna falls head over heels in love.” — From the jacket.


“British teens Hannah and Sam are desperate to rid themselves of their pesky virginities. Each is one of the last of their respective friends to be deflowered, and each is anxious to get it done before heading to university in the fall. When they meet in the bathroom of a party, the sparks that fly are undeniable. Still, the course of true love never runs smoothly, and circumstances turn this chance encounter into a farcical comedy of errors […] Told in Hannah’s and Sam’s alternating perspectives, this is at times over the top, although the dramatics certainly add to the fun. American readers will need to adjust to the cultural differences, but this is raunchy, irreverent slapstick in the vein of Louise Rennison’s Angus, and is likely to attract a similar audience.” — From Booklist

All of these books and many more are available at the Belleville Public Library. Happy Valentine’s Day!

Upcoming programs at the library

Posted: January 13, 2017 in Uncategorized

Here are the next Teen Connection programs that will take place at the library.

January 27th, there will be a Party Game Challenge. You’ll need to be a fast thinker if you want to win.


February 3rd, there is a PA Day. I know you’re sad. 😦 If you’re looking for something to do, we’ll be showing 2 movies on the big screen at the library. There will be Beauty and the Beast in the morning at 10:45, and Pete’s Dragon in the afternoon at 1:30 pm. This would be a fun outing if you have to babysit your younger siblings.


Then February 24th, it’s karaoke night. Bring your friend and let that hidden singer in you out!


Finally, March 17th,**drum roll** you’ll have the opportunity to have fun with our green screen ! Here are some of the pictures we took at Quinte Mini Con, demonstrating the amazing possibilities of that highly technological device.

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We hope to see you at one of these exciting events. Don’t miss these great opportunities to have fun.