Bethlehem Public Library
Bethlehem, New Hampshire
News and Events

All Bethlehem Public Library events are free and open to all residents and visitors of the North Country!

July 1-6

Library Annual Book Sale

Book Sale Cartoon 

During regular library hours (closed July 4th)

Summer Reading at the Library

A Universe of Stories

8 Weeks of Free Programs!  A Summer of fun for the whole family!

Registration begins June 24th for reading logs and Bingo games

Note:  while all programs are open to the public, logs and Bingo are only for patrons able to participate all summer (June -Aug)

Readers PreK – 3rd grade completed:  keep a reading log to win prizes

Readers 4th – 12th grade completed:  complete 9-square Bingo for a chance to win a grand prize

Adult Readers:  play Bingo for weekly and grand prizes

BONUS:  Each family that comes to a program gets a chance to win a Basket of Goodies!


Tuesday, July 9th 11am

Planetarium at the Library

blow-up planetarium

Physics and Astronomy professor, Douglas Arion, PhD, brings a portable planetarium for a program on stars and constellations.  A program for all ages.

Smokey Bear

Friday, July 12th 1pm 

Smokey Bear Visits the Library!

* Meet Smokey Bear when he arrives on a wildland fire engine!

* Learn what it’s like to be a NH Forest Ranger!

* Bethlehem Fire Chief Jack Anderson and his fire truck will be here too!

* Check out the fire engines β€” a touch-a-truck opportunity!

* Have your photo taken with Smokey!


kids with paper airplane

Wednesday, July 17th 1pm

Paper Airplanes with WMSI

White Mountain Science will be here to help us build the best paper airplanes, and see how far they can fly!

Thursday, July 18th  Noon OR

Saturday, July 20th 9am 

Readers Cafe Book Discussion

This month's discussion book is Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly

Same book, two discussion times!

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Thursday, July 25th 3pm

Building Constellations

Physics and Astronomy professor, Douglas Arion, PhD is back to help us create our own constellation night sky box

comet in space

Tuesday, July 30th 11am 

McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center

The Comet Show

In this workshop, participants will learn about comets through creating one themselves.  Then they will create a comet look like with dry ice and other materials.

*This program is for age 8+*


Let's Talk!

Every Friday, 10:40am

An informal discussion program, with a different topic every week. 

July topics:  Projects,  What would you save in a fire?, Our Town

Baffled by technology?  

You need

Tech Time

 (call for available times)

Make an appointment for one-on-one help with your device, learning to use the card catalog, beginning research using our journal and genealogy databases.  Ask us anything!  




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