Bethlehem Library Notes for Wednesday, February 3, 2021

— Photo by Kristen Roberts 

The Bethlehem Public Library staff assemble Kindness Kits for Kids, which feature fun games and crafts along with a book to keep and one to share with a friend to pass the kindness on.

The library is now offering no-contact curbside pickup seven days a week. Curbside pickup is now available on Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m. If you are new to using our curbside service, please visit to get started.  

Curbside hours are currently Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. 

Although the library building is closed to the public, staff are available to answer questions by calling 518-439-9314 or by emailing .   

Thousands of magazines

at your fingertips 

E-book and digital audiobook users have long taken advantage of the extensive collection available through OverDrive and the Libby app, but did you know there are literally thousands of magazine titles to download from there as well? Cardholders can find niche publications that cater to specific crafts or hobbies, as well as popular titles focusing on travel, entertainment, technology and more. Even better, many have back issues available through 2018. 

Take a look at just some of the great titles you'll find: Adirondack Explorer, Adirondack Life, Audubon, Gardens Illustrated Magazine,The Economist, New York Magazine, Wine Spectator and more. 

To borrow an e-magazine through OverDrive, visit and then navigate to the OverDrive collection or download the OverDrive or Libby app to your digital device. To look for a specific magazine, start with a title search. You can then narrow down your search by choosing “Magazine” as one of the filters.  

If you don’t have anything specific in mind, you can browse the entire collection by selecting “Magazines” in the drop-down menu under “Collections.” From there you can use filters to narrow it down by interest.  

Can’t find what you’re looking for through OverDrive or Libby? Bethlehem cardholders can access even more magazine titles throughFlipster. 

Kindness matters 

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” – Aesop  

Everyone can benefit from kindness, regardless of their age. Our Kindness Matters campaign continues with surprise giveaways tucked into Book and Media Bundles, Boredom Busters for Books to People, Kindness Kits for Kids and more! For more information, visit

Be sure to follow us on social media to share all the ways acts of kindness have made a difference in your life. Have you witnessed or been the recipient of an act of kindness? Share it by tagging us at #BPLKindness.  

Kindness Matters is generously co-sponsored by the Friends of Bethlehem Public Library. 

New Facebook page 

Follow us on over to our new Facebook page at, which features all of the latest library news, information about library services and upcoming events, and a way to engage with fellow library fans. Beginning February 2021, our old page will no longer be updated, so like or follow us here so you don’t miss out! 

Not on Facebook? You’ll also find us on Instagram, Twitter, Goodreads and YouTube.