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Bethlehem library names new director

Geoffrey Kirkpatrick says expanding role of technology key to library's future

Geoffrey Kirkpatrick has been named the new director of the Bethlehem Public Library, after over a decade in administrative roles there. He said he's looking forward to implementing new, technology-driven programs at the library. Submitted photo

Geoffrey Kirkpatrick has been named the new director of the Bethlehem Public Library, after over a decade in administrative roles there. He said he's looking forward to implementing new, technology-driven programs at the library. Submitted photo

— Keeping up with new technology will be a key goal for the Bethlehem library, but supporting traditional services is also a priority. Kirkpatrick said the interior configuration is being rearranged to make the best use of space. Meeting rooms are now open to the public during finals season so more people can use the library to study.

“That's the kind of policy and procedure changes that will allow people to have more use of their library,” Kirkpatrick said.

Similarly, the library is planning in the fall to open one hour earlier on Sundays, at noon instead of one. That's possible because library staff have agreed to start work earlier, Kirkpatrick said, and he also commended the library's workers for handling the recent transitional period so well.

More library information can be found online at bethlehempubliclibrary.org.

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