The library from your living room
April 3, 2020 | Special Edition
Shape your community
Complete the 2020 Census online, by phone, or by mail based on where you live on April 1. Please note that college students may be counted by their colleges and universities, even if they are currently home — learn more about what college students need to know .

Your responses are confidential, secure, and protected by law. Results from the 2020 Census will impact our community — its roads, schools, housing, and, of course, libraries. Census data also determine representation in federal, state, and local governments. Learn more about the Census from the Town of Belmont .
Text reading "Because librarians believe that everyone counts." on a blue background.
In addition, Belmont's Annual Town Election has been postponed from April 7 to Tuesday, June 23, 2020. The voter registration deadline is now June 12. The Town encourages residents to vote by mail .
Just for fun
  • Design an elaborate 18th century wig, from the Victoria and Albert Museum in London
  • Sing and dance along in English and Spanish with Rockabye Beats
  • Listen to concerts, learn something new, visit museums and zoos, or sing karaoke from the comfort of home
  • Enjoy the beautiful cherry blossoms at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. with the live 24/7 BloomCam
  • If you miss picking up a copy of BookPage at the library, read the March and April issues online to discover what's new in the world of books
  • Sign up to receive a daily poem — then discover 29 other ways to celebrate National Poetry Month from home
  • Check our book lists for adults (including suggested fiction and nonfiction while you're stuck at home), teens, and kids
We're going on a bear hunt!
A stuffed polar bear sitting in a window.
Families around Belmont are displaying stuffed animals for children to find on a bear hunt — and now the library is joining in on the fun! We have two bears peeking out of our front windows. Can you find them? If you do, take a photo and share it with us on Facebook , Twitter , or Instagram .

Check out these bear hunt photos from the Belmont Citizen-Herald. We're Going on a Bear Hunt is a classic picture book by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury. Enjoy this short cartoon version on YouTube or this animated adaptation on hoopla !
Stay informed
Belmont's COVID-19 informational phone line: 617-993-2222 Monday through Friday, 8am to 4pm

Trusted Health Resources
The Belmont Public Library is closed until further notice.

For ebooks, movies, magazines, and more, explore your online library here .

While you wait to borrow physical books from the library, keep track of your to-be-read list using the My Lists feature on your library account.

Need to get a library card or reset your password/pin? Click here .

Questions? Ask A Librarian .