As the days get shorter and the weather more unpredictable, we are making some small changes to our curbside service for staff and patron safety. Curbside is now available Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday-Sunday from 1-4:30 p.m. We’ve also reduced the number of drive-up spaces as more and more people opt to use our in-person service, and we’ve moved our walk-up pickup point closer to our garage access to take advantage of the lighting and sheltered space.
Curbside pickup, which was launched in 2020 as a pandemic necessity, has remained popular even as in-person restrictions have eased. We continue to fine-tune this service, but rest assured it remains a core part of what we do.
The library will close at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23, and remain closed Thursday, Nov. 24, for the Thanksgiving holiday. The library will be open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 25. Staff and trustees would like to wish our neighbors a very Happy Thanksgiving!
The library will also be closed all day Friday, Dec. 2, for staff training.
Hoopla makes it easy
Did you forget to stock up on books for the weekend? Don’t worry: Hoopla has got you covered. With Hoopla, Bethlehem cardholders have on-demand digital access to e-books and audiobooks, digital magazines, movies, music, comics and TV shows. The best part is there’s no waiting. You can now get up to 10 instant borrows each month, but some titles are “Bonus Borrows” and won’t count toward your monthly total. Start reading with Hoopla today! Visit www.bethlehempubliclibrary.org/borrow/hoopla for more information.
Even more ways to watch, read and listen online
When it comes to downloadable content from the library, Hoopla’s just the tip of the iceberg. Your library card also gives you access to OverDrive, Flipster and Kanopy. Visit www.bethlehempubliclibrary.org and head to the library’s eContent page to learn more about these services and to see what’s available to download and stream. Need additional help? Just send us an e-mail to [email protected] or give us a call at 518-439-9314.
— Kristen Roberts