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Category Archives: From the Director

Honoring Our Staff

Last Friday, February 27, 2015, the Bethel Library celebrated the anniversaries of two long time employees with a party and reception.  Children’s Librarian Joanne Grumman celebrated 30 years on November 13, 2014 and Administrative Assistant Barbara Wertel celebrated 25 years with the Library on November 27, 2014.  Congratulations Joanne and Barbara! Pictured above: Joanne Grumman,…Continue Reading

What’s in Your Wallet?

Your Bethel Library card may be the most valuable card in your wallet, and I invite you to stop by, take a look at our webpage, and check out the calendar of events to find out all that it can do for you!
Make 2015 the year you discover the most valuable card in your wallet!Continue Reading

Planning for the Future

During the summer, the Library Board of Directors conducted three surveys to elicit feedback from both library users and non-users. The surveys were quite successful with over 500 responses to two of the three. Some questions generated over 100 comments!Continue Reading

Seelye Descendant Visits Family Home

Seelye Descendant Visits Family Home

Walter and Marie Seelye made a surprise visit to the Library during our July Centennial Celebration of the Seelye House. Walter is the great great grandson of Seth Seelye, the home’s original owner and first mayor of Bethel.Continue Reading

Celebrating 100 years of the Seelye House!

Celebrating 100 years of the Seelye House!

By Lynn Rosato, Library Director July-August 2014 Please join us on July 12 for an open house and light refreshments as we celebrate 100 years of the Seelye House! Also, there will be a display honoring the Seelye Family throughout the month of July to commemorate this special anniversary. On June 14, 1914, the Directors…Continue Reading