Not sure what to read next? Sign up to receive a Book Bundle — selections hand-picked for you by one of our librarians based on your reading preferences. To get started, grab your library card and click here to fill out a Book Bundle request form at www.bethlehempubliclibrary.org/book-bundle-request. You will be contacted by e-mail or phone when the items are ready for pickup. It’s the perfect way to try some new authors or genres. Book bundles are available for adults, teens, grade-schoolers and “read-to-me” children up to age 6. Questions? E-mail [email protected]
Now we have three safe and easy ways to get library materials into your hands. Our Book Bundles and Pop-Up Library are great if you need a little reading inspiration, and Curbside Pickup of hold requests continues weekdays for those who have a specific title in mind. Visit our website at www.bethlehempubliclibrary.org for Curbside Pickup and Pop-Up Library hours.
Summer Reading all summer long
You can participate in our 2020 Summer Reading Challenge entirely online – from sign-up to claiming your prizes, along with a full schedule of virtual programs? It’s easy, fun and a great way to have a summer adventure. Sign up at www.bethlehempubliclibrary.org/summer-reading-2020.
Career resources and training
As a library, it is our goal to promote resilience within our community. If you’ve found yourself in-between jobs or with a career in transition, we’re putting together the tools you need to start taking that next step.
First, our librarians have compiled a list of local and national resources dedicated to workforce development and unemployment assistance on our website, so you can see your options all in one place. Check it out here: www.bethlehempubliclibrary.org/workforce-development-resources.
Next, we’re offering a pair of virtual programs in the coming weeks that will help you develop the skills you need to be competitive in the current job market. These programs are made possible by the UHLS Adult Literacy Grant.
Saturday, Aug. 8, at 10 a.m.: Digital Organization
Take a guided tour of the best apps for getting organized, making deadlines, collaborating on projects, saving time, and maximizing efficiency. This session will be held online via GoToMeeting.
Saturday, Aug. 15, at 10 a.m.: Facebook Pages for Business
Learn how to create a free online presence for your business, nonprofit, or organization. We’ll explore Facebook’s Pages feature, including setup, posting content, and understanding usage statistics. We’ll also discuss Facebook’s paid ad features and key social media marketing principles.
Finally, we’re hosting a virtual event Thursday, Aug. 13, at 6:30 p.m. about managing your personal finances during the pandemic. Maria DeLucia-Evans, with the Cornell Cooperative Extension, will share information to help empower your actions in assessing your financial situation, setting goals, creating a working budget and managing potential income loss.
To sign up for any of these virtual programs, go to our website at www.bethlehempubliclibrary.org, click on the “Calendar” tab and select the date and title of the program you wish to attend.
— Kristen Roberts