The Belpre Public Library current building was opened in 1967, making it the second oldest one in the Washington County Public Library system. However, the library itself dates back to 1795 when the Putnam family opened the first lending library in the Northwest Territory in the Belpre settlement. Though the original building is gone, the current one has a large parking lot in the rear and the building is fully handicapped accessible.
The Belpre Library has over 44,000 items in its collection of books, audio books, movies, music CDs, and magazines. As with all Washington County Public Libraries, the Belpre Library has public access computers with printing capabilities, free wi-fi, a photocopy machine, and offers fax service. The library also has a meeting room available for public use.
The Belpre Library offers a variety of programs for both children and adults. In addition to regularly scheduled programs, the library also offers special programs throughout the year highlighted by Camp Buckeye, a summer camp for kids. Check the Event Calendar to see what programs are currently being offered.
Contact the Belpre Public Library at 740-423-8381 if you have any questions about their programs.
2021 Camp Buckeye
Camp Buckeye is for ages 3-11 and is held on Thursdays, June 17-July 15 starting at 10 am. Registration is required by stopping by the library. You can also register for an age-appropriate summer reading challenge.
2021 Summer Reading Bingo Ages 8-14
Stop by the library to register and pick up your Bingo Sheet or participate online using Beanstack -
2021 Adult Summer Reading
Tails and Tales with Birds. Learn about birds and bird watching by taking our reading challenge. Read books about the genius of birds with non-fiction and fiction with bird themes. Keep track of the books you read and prizes will be given at the end of the program. The program runs from June 14 through July 23. Stop by the library to register.