Want to know what’s happening at the library?

Where’s Waldo hats
Calling all Knitters!
Knit a hat and help us decorate our “Where’s Waldo” Christmas tree.

Hats will be donated to Clara Mass Hospital for newborn babies.
Jorge Wellesley
Cuban Artist Jorge Wellesley
Art Exhibition
September 13th – October 15th
Hispanic Heritage Month
Library Card Contest
Library Card Design Contest!

Teens! The library is redesigning its library card and wants you to participate.

Please send us your designs for consideration between September 18 and October 15, 2023.

ESL Fall 2023
ESL Courses – Fall 2023
September 18th – November 22nd
Beginner, Intermediate, and Conversation Courses
Registration open to Belleville residents.
White Socks For Veterans
The Friends of the Library
White Socks
Veterans Drive
October 2nd – November 10th
Tech Roots Academy Coding Classes
TechRoots Academy Coding Classes
Wednesday, October 4th
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Grades 2-5
Fall Crafternoon 2023
Fall into Art
Children’s Crafternoon
Friday, October 6th
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Wendy’s Fundraiser
Friends of The Belleville Public Library Fundraiser
Wendy’s – Dine In or Take Out
Wednesday, October 11, 5-8 PM
333 Franklin Ave., Belleville, NJ
Purchase your favorite meal from Wendy’s and a portion of your sale will support the Friends of the Belleville Public Library programs.
Festa per Bambini
Festa per Bambini
Italian Festival for Children
Saturday, October 14th
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Italian Heritage Month
Zentai Wellness through Martial Arts
Zentai: Wellness Through Martial Arts!
Thursday, October 19th at 6:00 pm

Master Allen DePeña will showcase how Zentai uses the power of martial arts to promote health and wellness.
Pumpkin Painting 2023
Pumpkin Painting
Saturday, October 28th
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Save the Date Christmas Polar Express
The Polar Express Continues…
December 9th
11am – 1pm

Latest News

The Libby App is now available directly through Amazon’s App Store for Kindle Fire tablets (2020 and newer models), making access to your library’s digital ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines much easier.


Kids – There are children’s programs for art, Pokémon, storytime, afterschool activities, monthly craft kids, and more! Check our programs and calendars for upcoming events you may want to join!

Teens – There is a Teen Advisory Board, Homework Heroes, SteamPunk Engineers, Career Information, SAT Study Groups, Programming Instruction, etc. Registration may be required. Check the calendar and program pages for more information.

Adults – There are lectures, discount programs, ESL instruction, book discussions, and information and activities. Look at the program pages and calendar to find things you want to do.

Download eBooks and digital audiobooks to your desktop, laptop, tablet, smartphones, or eReader.


Practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses and exam preparation for professional development and school.


A fun and free way to learn any of 163 languages with Personalized Courses, movies, music, and more.

Comprehensive citizenship courses for both new American and new Canadian citizens


Enjoy hit streaming movies, eBooks and online graphic novels from Marvel and DC.

Pals Plus

Local libraries share a library catalog of books, DVDs, CDs, and eBooks, audiobooks and magazines.

About The Library

The Belleville Public Library has been in existence for over 100 years and is the jewel of Washington Avenue which runs the course of the Township of Belleville, NJ between Nutley and Newark.

It serves a diverse population of approximately 36,000 residents and is located less than 10 minutes from Essex County’s beautiful Branch Brook Park.

The library provides a host of programs and activities for all ages and serves a variety of cultures.

We provide access to a collection of about 36,000 books and other materials for leisure as well as personal edification.