Friends of Bethlehem Public Library
Friends of Bethlehem Public Library supports cultural and educational programs for the community and assists the library with special projects and purchases not covered by traditional funding.
By-Laws (pdf)

Be a Friend
Support the Friends annual member appeal or make a special donation at any time. Thank you for your continuing support.
Thank you to all our business members.

Get involved
  • Serve on the Friends' board of directors or volunteer at Friends-sponsored library events.
    Contact Friends liaison Geoffrey Kirkpatrick at 439-9314 ext. 3022 or any Friends board member.
  • Learn about advocacy for libraries.

Friends of the Library Scholarship
Scholarship winners

Services to our community
  • Bus trips to New York City and other destinations.
    Bus trip to Glimmerglass - The library Friends are once again sponsoring a trip to Glimmerglass for Rogers and Hammerstein’s Carousel on Monday August 4 and Puccini’s Madama Butterfly on Monday August 18. The details and reservation form: click here (pdf)
  • Museum passes for loan
  • “A little Sunday music” annual winter concert series
  • Writers and Friends author series: past guests Donald Westlake, Jeffery Deaver, Russell Banks, Susan Cheever, Julia Spencer-Fleming and others
  • Kids and Friends performance series

Board of directors
at-large members

staff liaison
Sandra Mortensen
Polly Hartman
Elissa Zwiebach
Mary Kim Purcell
Sue Viscuso
Meryl Norek
Marianne Purcell
Geoffrey Kirkpatrick
meetings (pdfs)

451 Delaware Ave • Delmar • NY • 12054 • (518) 439-9314 • directions
last updated on Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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