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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!

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1st Prize Flower Arrangement in the Children's category, by Jonathan, age 8.

Flower Arrangement Contest Winners

Two weeks ago, the Library held a Flower Arrangement Contest in honor of Bethel Public Library founder, Maria Parloa. Here are the names of the top three contestants from the Adult and Children’s categories. Adult Winners: 1st: Gretchen 2nd: Mary 3rd: Mary Children’s Winners: 1st: Jonathan, age 8 (arrangement pictured above) 2nd: Eli, age 3 3rd: […]

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Wine & Food Tasting Success!

On September 16, the Bethel Public Library’s Board of Directors hosted the 5th Annual Wine & Food Tasting Fundraiser at the Library. It was our most successful tasting to date! Attendees were excited to be in the Library space and enjoyed the wide variety of food offered by nine local and area restaurants, along with […]

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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.

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