The library has made the decision to temporarily halt in-person browsing and return to curbside pickup only. While the library is closed to in-person use, our curbside pickup hours have been expanded to include Saturdays.
At this time, curbside hours will be 1-7 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 1-6 p.m. Friday and 1-5 p.m. Saturday until further notice. If you are new to using this service, please visit www.bethlehempubliclibrary.org/curbside-pickup to help you get started.
Although the library building will be closed to the public, staff are available to answer questions by calling us at (518) 439-9314 or by emailing [email protected]
You’ll also find a number of online services on our website (www.bethlehempubliclibrary.org), including ways to download eBooks, magazines and audiobooks, as well as stream movies and children’s shows. And be sure to check out our calendar for upcoming virtual events for all ages, such as concerts, performances and more.
We know service interruptions can be frustrating, and we thank you for your understanding.
Not sure what to request for curbside pickup? A Book or Media Bundle might be just the thing! Our Book Bundles have been so popular with readers that we have expanded the options to include DVD and music bundles. We’ve even added a bundle request form just for educators.
Our Book Bundles include selections hand-picked for you by one of our librarians based on the reading preferences you share through this form: www.bethlehempubliclibrary.org/book-bundle-request. We use that information to narrow down 10 curated picks in your favorite genres and formats – maybe with a surprise or two thrown in!
Bundles are available for adults, teens, grade-schoolers and “read-to-me” children up to age 6. You will be contacted by e-mail or phone when the items are ready for pickup. Questions? E-mail [email protected]
Let hope light the way
This past year has challenged us in many ways, but we can come together as a community and light the way into 2021 with illuminated messages of hope. Be a part of the library’s Luminaries for Hope project by picking up a blank luminary bag to decorate and return to the library by Dec. 30.
You can request a bag when you stop by for curbside pickup. When decorating, we ask that you not cut into the bag to create patterns and instead use color on the outside.
— Kristen Roberts