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Library History

The history of the Bethel Public Library has been characterized by growth to meet the expanding needs of the community it serves. The Library had a humble beginning when in 1909, an ordinance established the Bethel Public Library. From 1910 when the library opened in one room over what was then A.J. Lynch’s store on Greenwood Avenue to July 2005 when the newly renovated Library opened for business the Bethel Public Library has responded to the changing needs of the community.

Please explore our History and learn about the people who were instrumental in the founding of the Library as we celebrate the Bethel Public Library’s Centennial year.

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