December 3, 2013 By Technology Bethel Off

The Bethel Public Library: A Century of Service to the Community

Book cover of The Bethel Public LibraryThe Bethel Public Library: A Century of Service to the Community: $10.00

What better way to commemorate the 100th birthday of a library than with a book? Library Director Lynn Rosato has responded with this well-written and carefully researched work celebrating the Bethel Public Library’s century of service to the community.

The (appropriately) 100-page book is a thoughtful reflection on the Library’s past, and begins with its founding by Miss Maria Parloa, whose own story is surprising and fascinating.

The book is a well-balanced mix of text and illustrations that will appeal to readers and browsers alike. Vintage photographs, newspaper clippings, and images of the construction of the 2005 addition underscore the Library’s amazing journey from a single room over a downtown store to a newly expanded building that houses a 105,000-volume collection!

This is not simply a history book…it is the celebration of a very special part of a community. ~ Reviewer: S. Anderson

This item may be purchased at the Library Circulation Desk, or through PayPal by clicking the link below.