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Donate Items for Fines, through March 23


New Release Movie Series

Thursday, February 26, 6:30-8:15 pm

Mother hen reading a book to chicks

Terrific Twos – Winter Session

Friday, February 27, 10:30-11:00 am

Crafting with Clay

Teen Crafts: Working with Clay

Saturday, February 28, 10:15-11:30 am


Device Users’ Support Group: Kindle Fire

Monday, March 2, 6:30-7:45 pm

Organic Solutions to Landscape Problems

Monday, March 2, 6:30-8:00 pm

Flower Arrangement Contest Winners

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:…Continue Reading

Wine & Food Tasting Success!

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…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

Introducing hoopla!

Introducing hoopla!

Hoopla is a service that allows you to stream or download movies, television, music, and audiobooks to your computer, tablet, or phone, for free, using your Bethel Public library card. Bethel patrons may borrow 5 items per month.

Go to hoopla digital to get started. For instructions on using hoopla visit hoopla on YouTube, or ask at the Reference Desk.Continue Reading

Flower Arrangement Contest

Flower Arrangement Contest

Please join us as we celebrate the Bethel Public Library’s Founder’s Day in honor of Maria Parloa. Miss Parloa founded the Library with a bequest of $2,000 to the Town of Bethel in 1909. In addition, she organized the Village Improvement Society and was active in community landscaping projects, including the planting of shrubs, bulbs, and FLOWERS throughout Bethel!Continue Reading