The Library Offers So Much!
Did you know we're not just about books?
Look at some of the things we offer our card holders:
Wi-Fi 24/7 - it even reaches to the parking lot. No password, use it any time.
Meeting room space for groups up to 50. Show your presentations on our large screen TV. Use our Meeting Owl to run hybrid meetings; your participants feel as if they're in the room with you.
Laptops and wireless printing/faxing/scanning. Copies are 10¢ B&W, 50¢ Color. Double-sided available.
DVDs: newest releases, classic movies, kids and family movies
Learning bags for preschoolers
Outdoor space: rocking chairs on the front porch, tables and chairs on back patio (seasonally). Quiet space to work, or for small meetings.
The Back Yard
Spend time in nature
The back yard project began in 2021 when the Friends of Bethlehem Public Library (FOBPL) built and installed the StoryWalk®, which winds through the woods toward the elementary school, and back again. Along the way, stop and read a story, page by page, at the podiums.
In 2022, the library received two grants through the Americans Recovery Plan Act (ARPA), the Institute for Museums and Libraries, and the NH State Library. This paid for a program pavilion, consisting of a seasonal tent, picnic benches, park benches, and four large musical instruments. FOBPL began installation of a pollinator educational garden, which will be expanded over the next several years.
With the help of the Odd Fellows Lodge #100 and many volunteers, everything was installed and ready for Summer Reading programs.