Are you a big fan of YA fiction looking for your next read? Swing by the Teen Area at the library and check out some clever read-alike suggestions in our mini-book display.
Do you see a favorite novel featured on the cover of one of our mini books? Open it up to find suggestions for similar titles, along with a QR code that will take you directly to our catalog. There are mini books for every interest – from fantasy to mystery, graphic novels and more. Be sure to grab a couple of your favorites to take home.
Still some Summer Reading
It’s not too late to be a part of our Oceans of Possibilities Summer Reading challenge for all ages. Sign up today and start checking off those milestones for a chance to win some great prizes sponsored by the Friends of Bethlehem Public Library. Visit www.bethlehempubliclibrary.org/summer-reading-2022 to join the challenge!
Your library outside
When the weather’s nice, please check out one of our many outdoor spaces for reading and relaxing. At this time, masks are not required outside on library grounds.
Enjoy a picnic at one of our shaded accessible tables, or tap into our Free Library WiFi while working or studying al fresco. Kids will love an interactive stroll around the grounds while enjoying our latest Storywalk featuring “Turtle Walk” by Matt Phelan. Or just chill out on our Ian Boegel Memorial Patio, a welcoming outdoor nook just off the Children’s Place filled with fun-sized furniture and whimsical decorations.
In the right light
Borrow a ring light from the library for your next video conference or remote interview and you’ll be more than ready for your close up. Ring lights are designed to cast an even light on the subject, minimizing shadows and blemishes for a picture perfect image. They are ideal for portraits, selfies, live streaming, virtual meetings, and social media videos.
The library’s ring light setup includes everything you need to get started: light, stand, filter and accessories.
Search the library catalog at www.bethlehempubliclibrary.org to request or borrow the ring light.
Summer hours update
Reminder: For the month of August, the library is closed for in-person use on Friday evenings from 6-9 p.m.
A conversation about climate change
There are still some spots left at our Monday, Aug. 22, climate change discussion with University at Albany Professor of Atmospheric and Environmental Science Mathias Vuille, who will talk about the main impacts of climate change, both locally and globally.
— Kristen Roberts
planet and its inhabitants. A main part of the presentation will focus on how we might be able to reduce our vulnerability by transforming our infrastructure and energy production, despite the existing technological, socioeconomic and political challenges. The program is open to teens and adults and will begin at 6 p.m. in the Community Room.
Visit our online calendar at bethlehem.librarycalendar.com to sign up.