You can now request library materials for curbside pickup from 2 to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday.
At this time, we cannot accommodate on-the-spot requests; all items must be reserved through the catalog.
To arrange a curbside pickup: Place your items on hold through our online catalog.
Visit www.bethlehempubliclibrary.org and click on “Search the catalog” to get started.
With other libraries in the Upper Hudson system operating on their own phased reopening schedules, we may not have access to all of the materials outside of our collection right away or there may be delays.
Please keep that in mind when looking for items to place on hold, as we work with our partner libraries to do our best to fill your requests.
You will receive a notification through email, text or phone (depending on your account preferences) when one or more of your items are ready.
Come by the library from 2 to 6 p.m. weekdays to pick them up.
When you arrive, please park in the designated pickup zone.
Once at the library, give us a call at (518) 439-9314 and press 5.
A staffer will assist you with your checkout and bring your items to you in a no-contact exchange.
For your safety and ours, please remain in your vehicle until our staffer has left the pickup area.
We are also accepting returned materials, from 2 to 6 p.m. weekdays. Please use the designated dropoff areas.
Returned items may take up to a week to show as checked in on your account so staffers can isolate and organize the materials.
Just a reminder: Checked out materials have had their due dates extended while we have been closed and have NOT been accruing fines.
Please visit www.bethlehempubliclibrary.org for the results of the June 9 budget vote and trustees election.
Get ready for summer reading
Are your summer plans up in the air? Not anymore!
Let your imagination transport you during the 2020 Summer Reading Challenge.
This year’s theme, Imagine Your Story, invites readers of all ages to explore the stories that inspire and encourage us.
Sharing this reading adventure with others is a great way to feel connected to your community, and you can do it all online.
Watch our website beginning June 15 for Summer Reading sign-up information for adults, teens and children.
Once you sign up, you can get started checking off your reading milestones right away!
Fun fractured fairy tales
Bethlehem Central School District third-graders got a jump on the summer reading theme with a recent assignment that asked them to write their own version of a fairy tale.
You can click through and read these imaginative stories on our website at www.bethlehempubliclibrary.org/fractured-fairy-tales-from-bcsd-third-graders.
We are available to answer your reference questions — even when our doors are closed.
Just reach out by email at [email protected] and staff will assist you. You can also call the library at 518-439-9314 and leave a message.
We will get back to you as soon as we are able, but please allow additional time for questions asked via voicemail.
— Kristen Roberts