Ribbon Is Cut Opening The New Bellview Library (With Gallery)

September 17, 2022

The ribbon was cut Friday to officially open the new Bellview Library on Mobile Highway.

The 12,500 square foot facility features a unique origami-inspired design with a capacity to hold 480 people.

For a photo gallery, click or tap here.

Inside, the library consists of a large open space divided into areas for a lobby, story time events, library service programs, leisure reading and more. The open floor plan provides entrances to other support spaces including multiple study rooms, a computer room and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) room. The library plans to hold skill-building classes, daily hands-on activities and more.

The library was funded by Local Open Sales Tax and library MSTU funds. It will be open Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. It is located at 6425 Mobile Highway, at the corner of Mobile Highway and Belleview Avenue (across from The Farm produce market).

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4 Responses to “Ribbon Is Cut Opening The New Bellview Library (With Gallery)”

  1. Mike J. on September 19th, 2022 11:08 am

    Yes, I was there with family on Saturday and there are many books and several computers available. My daughter and wife checked out a few books too. The library was having a Harry Potter event in a large room with many kids and adults crowding in there. There is even a small gaming room with big TV screens and some scorpion-shaped chairs. I was not able to see what games are there. Nice facility.

  2. Nicole on September 18th, 2022 10:33 am

    We will definitely be visiting often. My 9 year son has been waiting forever for it to open! He has asked every time we passed by there if it was open yet! He absolutely loves reading!

  3. Henry Coe on September 17th, 2022 10:53 pm

    The art is nice but I hope it has some computers and more books than were in these pictures.

  4. NPC on September 17th, 2022 6:00 pm

    Wonderful addition to the area. Maybe this will encourage students at the nearby schools to visit and enhance their education.