Belleville East

Library & Media Center


2555 West Blvd
Belleville, IL 62221



Monday – Friday
8:00 am – 4:00 pm




Library Announcements

Congrats to Gabrielle P for winning our grand prize for the Genre Challenge raffle! Enjoy your new Beats earbuds and keep reading!! ...

Congrats to Ben S for winning our grand prize for the Reading Rewards raffle!! Enjoy your new tablet and keep reading!! ...

We got to celebrate all of our reading program participants this morning! So nice to have breakfast together while we received our certificates, a new book, and plenty of other goodies! #eastreads 📚 ...

Will Teo rise to the top of the trials to be the victor or be sacrificed to his gods? #booktalktuesday #eastreads #fantasyfiction ...

Calling all artists 🎨 - it’s time for our annual bookmark design contest! Blank bookmarks available in the library or check the student announcements for a link to design online. Submissions are due by April 26. ...

Our 2024 Library March Madness winner is The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas!
Our bracket challenge winners are Darwin Jones, Alyssa Powell, and Kimoni Smith!! Stop by the circulation desk to pick up your @bthseast_dailygrind gift cards!!

The Davenports by Krystal Marquis is a 1910 historical fiction with a whole lot of romance! If you love Bridgerton or American Royals, it’s the book for you! #booktalktuesday #rfl2024 #eastreads ...

Meet our Staff

Mrs. Laura Byrne

Mr. Joe Nesbit

Instructional Technologist

Ms. Aleisha Brown

Library Administrative Assistant

Our Mission

The mission of the school library program is to ensure that students and staff are effective and efficient users and creators of ideas and information:


  • By providing services, information and technology to support the academic, artistic, and recreational needs of the staff, students and learning community
  • By promoting literature appreciation and information literacy
  • By providing a stimulating environment, which encourages a love of reading and learning



Library Expectations

Genre of the Month:
Fantasy Fiction

Looking for your next read? We’re recommending Fantasy Fiction for November! Finish a book by the end of the month to earn a chance to win a Daily Grind gift card!

Community of Readers

Students from Ms. Schoenebeck’s English 3-4 class show off their library books. Happy reading!


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How many books can I check out?

A: You can check out three books at a time.

Q: How can I check Destiny Discover to see if I have any fines or when my books are due back?

A: Go to Destiny Discover, select Log In in the upper right-hand corner, log in using your school Google account, and select the three bars in the top right corner, then select Checkouts, Fines, or any of the other options you are looking for.

Q: What if my book is overdue but I cannot get to the library?

A: You may email a library staff member or to request a renewal. 

Q: Does the library take debit card?

A: Unfortunately, we do not. However, we can transfer your balance to the Book Store where you can pay by card.

Q: What if the library does not have the book I want?

A: If you think it is a book we should add to our collection, fill out this form as well.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact our school library director, Mrs. Laura Byrne, at