board of trustees and director

trustees








director
trustees@bethlehempubliclibrary.org
Joyce Becker
Mark Kissinger
Jeremy Martelle
John McCarthy
Harmeet Narang
Mary Redmond
Tamra Wright

Geoffrey Kirkpatrick • director@bethlehempubliclibrary.org • (518) 439-9314 x 3022

mission statement

Bethlehem Public Library values its responsibility to enhance the general welfare and quality of life in the community and region it serves. The library pursues excellence in its mission: to provide equal and uncensored access to resources and services that encourage lifelong learning, cultural enrichment, and professional growth.*
*Statement adopted by the Library Board of Trustees November 17, 1997. Revised and approved September 9, 2002.


meetings and minutes

Board meetings are held at the library monthly and are open to the public. Meetings begin at 6pm. The May meeting reserves time from 6-6:30pm for public comment on the proposed library budget. Voting on the budget and election of new board members occurs on the third Tuesday in May. For archive meeting minutes, click here.

2014 meetings (pdfs)


Strategic Plan (pdf)
Opening Doors: 2010-2015 strategic plan

facts and figures (pdfs)

policies (pdfs)
bylaws
borrowing
citizen participation in library board meetings
collection development
request for reconsideration of resources
confidential records
conflict of interest
displays and exhibits
drug and alcohol
gifts, memorials and bequests
group study room use
harassment
insurance payment
internet
investment
library card
meeting rooms
mileage reimbursement
patron conduct
programming
public access tv
purchase and travel card
purchasing
social media
solicitation and distribution
seminars, conferences and professional memberships

NYS workplace violence program (pdf)
workplace violence contract


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last updated on Monday, July 21, 2014
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