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Library

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The MWR Library supports our Military community with premier customer-focused professional staff providing information resources, engaging programs, community and collaboration spaces in support of mission readiness, life-long learning, and recreational pursuits. The Library has something for everyone - from story hours to book discussion groups, from internet access to word processing, from military training to investment tools, from the latest novel to "how to" books and other reference books to online resources available 24/7.

Search our Online Library Catalog and Databases.
 

Do you enjoy gardening?


BE STRONG and EAT HEALTHY. Join the Library Garden Meetup and help take care of the Healthy Army Communities (HAC) Library Garden. The Library is a Be STRONG Grant recipient. These proceeds funded the HAC Library Garden located behind the Library. Its mission is to teach families how to garden, while enjoying the outdoors and building community with fellow gardeners. During the meetups, participants will grow food for the Fort Belvoir community. This may include planting, harvesting and garden maintenance. All ages are welcome. No garden experience is necessary.

Join the Library Garden Meetup 
 

Amenities

Our Facility Features:

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • 13 Public Use Computers
  • Copier
  • Printing
  • Study Area
  • Children's Library
  • Young Adult Collection
About Us

The Fort Belvoir MWR Library offers a wide range of products and services including:

  • Books, audiobooks, movies, magazines, videogames, and board games 
  • Online access to: eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines, eMusic, and eMovies
  • Databases for research, education, and discovery 
  • Computer lab, study areas, and meeting room
  • Printer and copier services
  • Storytimes, Teen nights, and special events/programs
  • Summer reading/Winter reading programs
  • Interlibrary loan services

Active Duty, Reservist, Guardsmen, Retirees, Family Members and DoD Civilians are eligible to register for a library account.  An Army MWR Library account gives you online access to renew and request books, access online content, create wish lists, write reviews thru our My Account feature.

If you are deployed in a remote location, please see the Army Libraries Web site to learn more about services. 

Library Online

On the U.S. Army Libraries Web site you can search the online catalog:

Library Activities

 

  • The Library has returned to in-person programming. See below for upcoming storytimes and more.
  • During school holidays, the Library hosts maker and gaming activities for school-age students.
  • Seasonally, the Library offers a summer reading program for readers of all ages, storywalks, and Fantober, a celebration of fandoms and all things pop-culture. 
  • When possible, the Library plays host to gaming groups, book clubs and more.  The Library is able to help promote your club or group, as long as the activity is open to all members of the Fort Belvoir community. 
  • The Library offers facility tours and activities for scout groups and can host instructional sessions on our online resources.  Please email us to schedule tours and instructional sessions. 
Dungeons and Dragons Adventure League

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Calling all Barbarians, Paladins, Rogues and Wizards!

The Library hosts gaming meetups and we want you to join the adventure!

If you have never played before or are a seasoned campaigner, this meet up will be a great way to learn about the game and find new members to join your party. Our Adventure League play is targeted to characters level 1-4, but higher level players are welcome to join our Adventure with a pre-made Level 1 character, bring your own Party and share our space for your campaign, or volunteer to become a Dungeon Master.

2024 Dates:

  • January 9 and 23
  • February 6 and 20
  • March 5 and 19
  • April 2, 16 and 30
  • May 14 and 28
  • June 11 and 25
  • July 9 and 23

Players are welcome to bring their own D&D supplies. Dice, character sheets, and guide books will be available.

Cost: Free

Registration Information

To register, please email or call +1 (703)805-4244.

Storytime
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Open your imagination and get ready for an adventure. Storytimes target children ages 5 and under. However, all ages are welcome to join!

Storytime is held in the meeting room next to Parent Central Services (PCS) to allow for social distancing. PCS is located at the opposite end of the Library’s building. Please enter the side door prior to reaching the main entrance of PCS. There are directional signs to assist you. 

Storytime meets on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m. 

Watch virtual storytimes here!

Child Supervision Guidelines

PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE CHILDREN/YOUTH UNATTENDED IN SOSA CENTER.

SOSA CENTER FOLLOWS THE FORT BELVOIR POLICY MEMORANDUM #37,
FORT BELVOIR CHILD SUPERVISION GUIDELINES.

CHILDREN 7 YEARS AND YOUNGER
Will not be left alone for any period of time. This includes leaving children unattended in cars, playground, homes, or yard.

YOUTH 8 - 10 YEARS OF AGE
May only be left alone, adult monitored, during daylight and early evening hours for occasional, short periods of time - up to 1.5 hours - but not on a regular, self-care basis, such as before and after school every day.

YOUTH 11 - 12 YEARS OF AGE
May be left in self-care that is adult monitored
for up for up to 3 hours, but not at night or in circumstances requiring inappropriate responsibility.

YOUTH 13 - 15 YEARS OF AGE
May be left in self-care that is adult monitored, but not overnight and not in circumstances requiring inappropriate responsibility.

YOUTH 16 - 17 YEARS OF AGE
May be left in self-care that is adult monitored for up to 2 consecutive overnight periods, but not in circumstances requiring inappropriate responsibility.

ADULT MONITORED IS DEFINED AS MEETING THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS:

  • Youth and parent/caretaker have communicated on house rules and guidelines for acceptable behavior.
  • Youth and parent/caretaker have communicated on safety/emergency plans, and youth is aware of what to do in case of emergency.
  • Youth in self-care has knowledge of how to access parent or other responsible adult at all times (including knowing the parent/caretaker’s whereabouts and having a telephone number where parent can be reached).

GUIDELINES FOR SELECTING A BABYSITTER:

  • Generally, age 13 is the minimum recommended age for a babysitter. In making decisions about who is an acceptable babysitter, consider not only age, but also maturity.
  • The physical enviornment where the babysitting will take place must be safe.
  • The sitter must possess a level of maturity necessary for applying solid judgment and decision-making skills. No emotional, medical, or behavioral problems may affect the sitter’s ability.
  • The length of time, the number of hours, the age and number of children, and the time of day must be consistent with the sitter’s age and ability.
  • As the age and level of maturity of the sitter increases, so can the level of responsibility. Responsibilities include performing specialized tasks such as getting children ready for bed, preparing food and taking care of other specific needs.
Meeting Room


Are you looking for space to host a meeting or study as a group?  The bright and spacious Library meeting room is now available. 

Room overview:

  • Capacity for 2 to 8 people
  • Whiteboard available
  • Free Wi-Fi

Please note: Patrons must provide their own computer and projector if needed. The room must be vacated 15 minutes before the Library closes.

To reserve this space, please email the Library to determine availability. For inquiries, please call +1 (703)805-4244.

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Dungeons and Dragons Adventure League

Join the party and get ready for adventure!

May 28 5:30 pm

Dungeons and Dragons Adventure League

Join the party and get ready for adventure!

May 28 5:30 pm
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Teen Activity Night

An evening of friends, books, games and general awesomeness—just for teens!

Jun 21 4 pm - 6 pm
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Adult Book Club

Join fellow book lovers for thoughtful discussions.

Jul 17 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Adult Book Club

Join fellow book lovers for thoughtful discussions.

Sep 18 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Adult Book Club

Join fellow book lovers for thoughtful discussions.

Sep 18 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Summer Reading Program

2024 Army MWR Library Summer Reading Program Sign up and start reading this summer! Track your reading minutes and earn prizes along the way. Register in person at your post library or here (online).

Summer Reading Program

2024 Army MWR Library Summer Reading Program Sign up and start reading this summer! Track your reading minutes and earn prizes along the way. Register in person at your post library or here (online).

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