By Betsy Thorpe
A bookmobile, the project of Nashville, Davidson County and the Rotary Club, brought the first library service to the Bellevue Community during World War II. The Bellevue Community Center Complex, was created in 1984 and the library was included in that design. The Bellevue Branch Libray opened on February 15, 1984 and is located at 650 Colice Jeanne Road.
The library houses nine public use computers.
Online resources for library patrons include:
Tumblebooks a computer program that contains children’s story books complete with illustrations.
Valuline offers investment information.
Learning Express, Online practice tests for the ACT, SAT, TOEFL, and the G.E.D; exams that help earn college credit, civil service licensing exams; and military entrance exams.
Ancestry Library Edition , offers complete Census Records from 1790-1930; military records; court, land, and probate records; vital and church records; directories; and passenger lists.
Downloadable books and movies are also available to the library’s patrons.
Every Wednesday morning the library offers two programs designed for young children. At 10:00 am, Lapsit Storyhour for children Ages 3 and under and at 11:00 am, Preschool Storyhour for ages 3 through 5.
Bellevue’s Shakespeare Reading Group meets at the library on the third Thursday of each month at 6:30 pm.
Contact The Bellevue Branch Library at 862 -5854
Appointments for one on one instruction with branch manager, Deborah Hynes are available to library patrons who need assistance using the library’s online resources.