The library will be closed at all locations on Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day. Operations will resume on Tuesday, May 28 at 9am.
The library's temporary locations are at the Beech Street Center and the E.C. Benton Library. For more information, including hours of operation, please click here.

Book Lists

Here are recommendations from Belmont Public Library staff on popular topics in fiction and nonfiction. See our Teen page and Children’s page for recommendations for these age groups. Is there a theme you would like to see used in one of our book lists? Send your suggestions to May at [email protected].

Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage

Black History 

Disability Pride

Hispanic Heritage

Indigenous Heritage

(Past years: Pride Month 2021, Pride Month 2020, Pride Month 2018)

Transgender Voices 

Miscellaneous Subjects

Birds and Bees – Birds and bees are both vital members of our local ecosystem. Learn more about both with this selection of titles recommended by Belmont Public Library staff.

Football and the NFL – Whether you’re cheering for the Patriots or not, football fans can enjoy this list of books about football and the NFL.

Holiday Gift Guide 2019 – Find the perfect gifts for your book, movie, and music lovers on your list with these suggestions from the Belmont Public Library staff.

Holiday Gift Guide 2018 – Find the perfect gifts for your book, movie, and music lovers on your list with these suggestions from Belmont Public Library staff.

Hollywood – Take a look at what goes on in Tinseltown when the lights and cameras are off with this book list inspired by Hollywood.

Libraries – Celebrate all things libraries with this selection of books about libraries and librarians.

Medieval – Travel back in time with these books about the Middle Ages.

Planting Ideas – Experienced and amateur green thumbs will enjoy titles from this list based on gardens.

Quarantine Fiction & Nonfiction – You might be stuck at home but that doesn’t mean you can’t access library resources. Check out these titles you can access from OverDrive or hoopla!

Road Tripping – Get geared up for your next adventure with these books about road trips.

September 11 – Honor the lives lost in 2001 with a book from this list, for all ages.

Spring Cleaning – Get rid of the clutter in your life with these books about cleaning and organization.

Star Wars – If the movies aren’t enough for you check out this book list that explores the Star Wars Universe and our own.

Teams – Check out the power of teamwork with these books recommended by Belmont Public Library staff.

Top Titles 2018 – See what your fellow Belmont Public Library patrons were reading with this list of the top circulating titles of 2018!

Top Titles 2017 – Take a look at what everyone was reading in 2017 with this list of the top 100 books checked out by Belmont patrons for the year.

Touching All the Bases – Swing for the fences with this baseball themed list.

Winter Olympics 2018 – Celebrate what was at the 2018 Winter Olympics with this list of books about the Games and South Korea.

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