volunteer opportunities

Friends of Bethlehem Public Library

The mission of this nonprofit organization is to increase community awareness of library services, offer cultural and educational programs, and assist the library with special projects. The Friends sponsor an annual winter concert series and guest author series, underwrite the library’s museum passes, and fund two annual scholarships for high school students in the Bethlehem school district. For more information, visit http://friends.bethlehempubliclibrary.org.

Computer Partners tutoring service for adult beginners

Tutors are trained by library staff and are provided all instructional materials. All tutoring takes place at the library on library laptops. Tutors are matched with students according to students’ interests and levels of proficiency. To be a tutor, contact Michele Giuffre or download an application form. (pdf)

Garden volunteers

Installed in 2004, the library gardens offer three seasons of beauty and variety. Volunteers help with planning, planting and maintenance, and assist with spring and fall cleanup. For more information, contact Penny Koburger, 439-5678.

Teen volunteers (grade 6-12)

Teen volunteers are an indispensible part of youth services programming. Find out about current volunteer opportunities.

More volunteer opportunities for adults (pdf)

current projects


In addition to the ongoing opportunities above, we also need help with these projects:

• Yearbooks online
The library is in the process of digitizing all Bethlehem Central High School yearbooks from 1929 forward. Help us scan, crop, index and troubleshoot images. Training is provided. Hours are flexible. Apply. (pdf)



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last updated on Tuesday, August 27, 2013
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