Bellevue/William O. Lockridge Neighborhood Library

Summer Reading Raffle Winners

We Salute Our Summer Readers!

Adults who completed four blocks in DCPL's Adult Summer Reading Program this year were automatically entered in a branch-wide raffle for two fabulous prizes. The grand prize was a new Amazon Kindle e-Reader and second prize is a collector's edition of War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells

Spark A Reaction

Teen drug free prevention

Teens, join Ms. Carolyn Smith in the Teen Space here at William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Library on Oct. 1 and Oct 15. This is where the teens come to meet up with friends and hear about all the great things that are happening here in your community library. Come and learn how drugs can harm you and how to stay drug free. Good for teens ages 13-19.

Top Summer Reading Prizes Awarded

Ages 0-5 and 6-12

This summer, DC Public Library hosted a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math)-themed reading program for all ages from June 1 to Aug. 31.To cap off our summer of reading, we held drawings for readers 12 and younger who had completed timed reading or activity requirements. Our winners for Fizz, Boom, Read! are:

High Noon Book Club

Every first Monday of the month at noon!

The High Noon Book Club Meets once a month, and is geared toward those with a high interest in adventures, thrillers, romance, fantasy, fiction or non-fiction books for pleasure.The High Noon Book Club took a summer break along with everyone else, and it's time to get the pages turning for the fall. A few upcoming book selections:

Kid's Freedom to Read

Library Hours, September 21-27

Drop by the Children's Room on the second floor for Banned Books Week (September 21-27) and discover how some great and memorable reads were denied to others.  Take home a commemorative craft kit, submit your answer to the name of the banned book in the jar at the Children's Room desk, and browse the display areas for something special.  The Monday Preschool story time (10:30 a.m.), children's Monday afternoon crafts (4 p.m.) and Tuesday movies (3:30 p.m.) will also feature a banned book. 

Forever Young Adult (FYA)


Laurie Halse Anderson did an excellent job illustrating when you don't report ortell someone that something bad happened to you, how it can have a negative effect on you. 

Guitars Not Guns!

Free Guitar Lessons

Thursdays starting July 17 at 6:30pm - 7:30pmAges 8-18

Drug Alcohol and Tobacco

Teens Drug Prevention Abuse

In this program teens will learn to study the impact of alcohol, tobacco, Drugs and what illegal drugs have on our society. Teens will also learn about legal and illegal uses of drugs. They will learn how drug use, misuse, and abuse can affect an individual’s health, family, and community.  They may also learn the stages of addiction and where a person can seek treatment for drugs and related addictions.  They will also learn various refusal skills and pro-social behaviors to prevent drug misuse and abuse. So come join us in the Teens Room on the third floor at William O.

Summer Reading Programs: July Edition

We've got some really great programs coming up in July here at the William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Library!Storytimes, 10:30 a.m., Mondays and WednesdaysSongs, action rhymes and stories for children birth to 5.Crafts, 4 p.m., MondaysFun and creative crafts in honor of our science theme.Movies, 3:30 p.m., Tuesdays (July 8 film will take place at 9:30 a.m.)

Another Great YA Summer Title

Everything Leads to You

With a whirlwind tour of the LA movie industry and a taste of teen romance as well as a bit of a mystery, this is a wonderful summer read that hits on some emotional issues but in a very accessible way. Nina LaCour, author of Hold Still and The Disenchantments has put together another wonderful story. In this book, we are introduced to Emi Price, a precociously talented budding set designer for a major movie studio in Los Angeles. Though she got the job through her brother, her talent is leading her to bigger and better success.