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.

Be a Friend

Print and mail a copy of the Friends membership application (pdf) or make a special donation at any time. Thank you for your continuing support.

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Bus trips

  • The Friends will be hosting a bus trip on August 10 to the Williamstown Theater Festival performance of David Ives’ “Pamela Parker.” Click here for more information.

Supporting summer reading!

Get involved

  • Serve on the Friends’ board of directors or volunteer at
    Friends-sponsored library events.
  • Contact Friends liaison Geoffrey Kirkpatrick at (518) 439-9314, ext. 3022, or any Friends board member.
  • Learn about advocacy for libraries.

Help the Friends and the Storch family support new technology

Joe and Naomi Storch founded the Krakower-Storch Family Technology Fund with a lump-sum donation of $1,000, and pledged to match up to $1,000 of other donations to the fund each year for five years. The money is used to purchase items for the library’s collection that use technology to inform, educate or entertain.

The fund was established in honor of Naomi and Joe’s parents, Judith and Stephen Krakower, Genie Storch, and Sam Storch, and their grandparents, the late Nathan and Rita Romm, the late Israel and Betty Tenenbaum, the late Minnie and Eliot Storch, Richard and Eleanor Krakower, and Sonya Rose.

Click the button below to donate.

Services to our community

  • Bus trips to New York City, Glimmerglass and other destinations
  • 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
  • …and more!


The Friends board meets on the third Monday of every other month at 6:30 p.m. The annual meeting is held the third Monday in December at 6:30 p.m. All meetings are open to the public.

2024 Board of Directors

President – Jeremy JohannesenVice-President – Polly HartmanTreasurer – Richard NaylorSecretary – Mary KinnardDirectors – Patricia Caporta, Jessica Kansas, Barbara Kling, Jamie Onderdonk and Mary Service

Friends of Bethlehem Public Library bylaws


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