Do you have artwork, a collection or a message you would like to share with others? The library has display and exhibit spaces available to the public on a first-come basis. It is easy to sign up through www.bethlehempubliclibrary.org by clicking on the “Book a Space” tab, or visit the Information Desk to see what is available. Reservation priority is given to residents of the Bethlehem Central School District.
The different exhibit areas include: hallway wall space; a 6-by-3-foot exhibit table opposite the entrance to the library proper; and locked exhibit cases in the hallway and Children’s Place. Reservations for these spaces can be made up to 12 months in advance.
The library’s policy is available on the website and it provides additional guidelines.
young and old
Preeminent storyteller, author and Abenaki elder Joe Bruchac returns to the library for two storytelling programs Monday, Oct. 10, at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. As a professional teller of the traditional tales of the Adirondacks and the Native peoples of the Northeastern woodlands, Bruchac has performed extensively throughout the world. He is the author of more than 130 books in several genres for young readers and adults. He lives in the Adirondack foothills town of Greenfield Center, in the same house where his maternal grandparents raised him.
Copies of his work will be available for purchase and signing following both programs. These programs will take place on the Green, weather permitting. Seating is available on a first-come basis.
The Great Give Back is an opportunity for library patrons all across the state to partake in meaningful, service-oriented experiences. At Bethlehem Public Library, our visitors can participate in the following ways:
1. First, we are collecting new, unopened household cleaning and hygiene supplies for the Bethlehem Food Pantry from Oct. 3-21. A collection receptacle will be set up in the lobby.
2. Stop by the library’s Community Room Tuesday Oct. 11 from 2:30-4 p.m. to create handcrafted cards with kind and inspiring messages.
— Kristen Roberts