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LIBRARY NEWS & NOTES
February 18, 2021
Copying and printing at the library
Our building may be closed, but you can still make letter-sized black-and-white or color copies at the library. For your convenience, we’ve set up a self-serve copier in the entryway of the library to use during our curbside pickup hours. (P.S. You can also use it to print pdf or jpg documents from a USB flash drive.) Click here for more printing options.

*Please note: Only one person or family group is allowed in the entryway area at a time.
Get your tax forms here
Tax forms are also available in the entryway or through curbside pickup. Don’t see the forms you’re looking for? Give the Information Desk a call at (518) 439-9314. If they are available online, we will print them out for you to be picked up curbside.
Sign up for your Kindness Kit today
There is still time to register for one of our Kindness Kits for Kids. The kits include a free book for your child to keep and one to give to a friend, along with other crafts and fun activities. Kits are available for children up to age 11; BCSD residents only; one per child. You will need your library card to get started, and you will be contacted once your kit is ready to be picked up. Click here to sign up for your Kindness Kit. Our Kindness Kits are generously co-sponsored by the Friends of Bethlehem Public Library.

During this time, we encourage you to connect with others by paying kindness forward. Sharing kindness with others is just as rewarding as receiving it. #BPLKindness
Warm up with Winter Potpourri
All winter, you’ll find some of your favorite storytime and early literacy programs on Zoom. Bring your baby, toddler or preschooler and join us online for stories, music and activities. Some programs will even have crafts or activities to do together that you can pick up at the library in advance.

Connect with all your library friends virtually! Winter Potpourri programs take place on a Tuesday or Wednesday at 2 p.m. Visit our online calendar for dates and times.
More crafting for adults
Crafting is a great creative outlet during these stay-at-home times, and what could be better than giving that popular pastime an organizational twist?

On Wednesday, March 10, at 3 p.m. you can craft and connect with others as we show you how to make a decorative rope basket that will be perfect for storing your things in style. At our hand-sewn rope basket craft-along over Zoom, a librarian will help you get started on your own basket using craft kits that can be picked up ahead of time at the library. Your kit will have all the supplies you need, except for scissors. (Optional: Some may find that a small pair of needle nosed pliers helps with this craft.)

Sign up for the program here. You will be notified by e-mail when your kit is ready to be picked up.
 
Library hours and more
No-contact curbside pickup is now available seven days a week. Staff are also available by phone and e-mail. Please email our Information Desk at information@bethpl.org or call (518) 439-9314 and we will do everything we can to get your questions answered.

Curbside hours are currently:
  • Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday, 1-5 p.m.
Click here for hours of service and building updates.
Trustee candidate petition packets available
Nominating petition forms and informational packets are available at the library through curbside pickup or digitally by e-mailing information@bethpl.org for candidates interested in serving on the Bethlehem Public Library Board of Trustees. There is one seat on the 2021 ballot, currently held by incumbent Harmeet Narang, who is seeking another 5-year term on the board. 

Petitions will need at least 98 signatures of voters residing in the Bethlehem Central School District. Petitions must be filed with the District Clerk, Bethlehem Central High School, 700 Delaware Ave., Delmar by 5 p.m. on April 19. The election will be held Tuesday, May 18.
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Don’t forget to follow us on over to our new Facebook page at www.facebook.com/BethPL! Our new page features all of the latest library news, information about library services and upcoming events, and a way to engage with fellow library fans.
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