The library would like to thank voters for approving the $3.9 million budget levy for 2018-19 on Tuesday, May 15, by a vote of 2,017 to 221 – a margin of about 85 percent. Your continued support allows us to remain agile and able to offer materials and services – traditional and innovative – that reach beyond the fixed constraints of our building’s physical footprint. Details of the budget are online at www.bethlehempubliclibrary.org.
Voters on Tuesday also re-elected trustees Mark Kissinger, Caroline Brancatella and Harmeet Narang.
Holiday hours and closings
Bethlehem Public Library will be closed Memorial Day weekend Saturday-Monday, May 26-28.
Please be aware that the library could also be closed for some of Thursday, May 24, and all of Friday, May 25, to accommodate the final phase of our HVAC construction project. No part of the library will be accessible at that time, including the book drops. Due dates on materials have been adjusted to prevent any overdue fees associated with a possible closing.
Our phone system, website and BCN-TV public access station may also be down during this time and possibly through the holiday weekend.
We thank you for your understanding as we wrap up this much-needed project to modernize our heating and cooling system to prepare our building for a comfortable and sustainable future.
The library at your doorstep
Books to People is a free library delivery service available to residents of the Bethlehem Central School District who are unable to visit the library because of a permanent or temporary medical condition.
The library van will deliver requests every two weeks, and pick up returns. You can request books, circulating magazines, DVDs, music CDs and audiobooks. You can ask for your favorite authors, large print or specific genres, such as mystery, thrillers or romance.
To ask for this delivery service, contact the library information desk at 439-9314, press 2.
— Kristen Roberts