Bethlehem Library Notes for Wednesday, March 24, 2021

We are ready to welcome you back as we reopen our doors to in-person library use! Stop by and browse our shelves for that perfect book you didn’t even know you needed.

Make copies or use the printer. Pick up a giant stack of picture books to enjoy with your child at home. Or get answers to all those burning reference questions — in person.

Please note, masks that cover the nose and chin will be mandatory inside the library building, regardless of a person’s vaccination status, and we are requiring everyone to sanitize their hands upon entry. We’re also limiting the number of patrons inside to 15 at a time, which means there might be a short wait before entering.

You may also notice some changes to the way things look inside. At this time, inside seating and public computers will not be available, but we have a number of Chromebooks that can be checked out for at-home use, along with Wi-Fi hotspots to help you get connected. 

The library building is open: Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Curbside hours remain: 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.

Just a reminder, although the building will be closed on Sundays, the self-serve copier will still be available in the entranceway during curbside hours.

Our phased-in reopening plan is guided by state and local guidelines, as well as the latest scientific recommendations. Visit our website at for more information. 

Tax forms

The tax filing deadline has been extended to May 17. Do you need forms? We’ve got them at the library.

If you don’t see what you’re looking for with our pre-printed forms, just let us know — we might be able to print one out for you. Forms are available in the library during browsing hours or for curbside pickup. 

Fun and games 

Need a break from the monotony of a pandemic schedule? It’ll be game on Monday, March 29, when you join us virtually for an ultimate mash-up of games — bingo, trivia, scavenger hunts, and more! Get together with other adults for an entertaining evening of games while staying safely at home.

Our Ultimate Game Night starts at 7 p.m. Go to our online calendar at to sign up. 

Put down some roots 

Get growing with our 2021 seed library featuring a variety of open-pollinated vegetables, herbs and some flowers. You can now select your seeds online for pickup. The seed library is currently available to Bethlehem cardholders only and is limited to 10 seed packets per household. Visit to see what’s available.  

Library of Things 

Did you know that, although some items in our Library of Things collection have been moved out of circulation due to pandemic-related safety concerns, there are still plenty of cool “things” to check out, such as trail cameras, slide scanners, digital projectors and more? Visit our website at to see what’s available.