Board of Trustees

2024-2025 budget and election information

Click here to view updates regarding the library’s building planning process.

Library Director

Geoffrey Kirkpatrick
(518) 439-9314, ext. 3022
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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. Reviewed and approved October 12, 2010. Reviewed and approved October 13, 2015. Reviewed and approved February 14, 2022.

*Trustee resources

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. Click here for a list of upcoming board meetings.

Results of the library’s 2018 Community Survey.

2024 Meetings (pdfs)

For archive minutes from 2017-2023, click here.

For archive meeting minutes from 1983-2016, click here.

Long-range plan

Facts and figures (pdfs)

For past budgets, annual reports and audits, click here.


Browse the library’s policies.



NYS workplace violence program

workplace violence contract

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