Friends of Bethlehem Public Library
The mission of this nonprofit organization is to increase community awareness of library services, offer cultural and educational programs, and assist the library with special projects. The Friends sponsor an annual winter concert series and guest author series, underwrite the library’s museum passes, and fund two annual scholarships for high school students in the Bethlehem school district. For more information, visit http://friends.bethlehempubliclibrary.org
Computer Partners tutoring service for adult beginners
Tutors are trained by library staff and are provided all instructional materials. All tutoring takes place at the library on library laptops. Tutors are matched with students according to students’ interests and levels of proficiency. To be a tutor, contact Michele Giuffre
or download an application form
Job application coach
Bethlehem Public Library is seeking a volunteer with background in human resources and/or staffing recruitment to critique cover letters and resumes for library users entering or reentering the workforce. The volunteer will meet one-on-one to help individuals develop effective job application documents.
The volunteer should be familiar with the purpose and applicable content of a cover letter and resume. The volunteer should also be confident using a computer and familiar with online job applications. Excellent communication skills and demonstrated proficiency in English grammar, usage, spelling and punctuation are required.
Morning and evening appointments will be made by library staff; sessions will be held in a library study room.
Send an application (pdf)
, a resume, and a writing sample to Tracey McShane, Personnel Administrator, Bethlehem Public Library, 451 Delaware Avenue, Delmar NY 12054.
Installed in 2004, the library gardens offer three seasons of beauty and variety. Volunteers help with planning, planting and maintenance, and assist with spring and fall cleanup. For more information, contact Penny Koburger, 439-5678.
Teen volunteers (grade 6-12)
Teen volunteers are an indispensible part of youth services programming. Find out about current volunteer opportunities
More volunteer opportunities
for adults (pdf)
In addition to the ongoing opportunities above, we also need help with these projects:
• Yearbooks online
The library is in the process of digitizing all Bethlehem Central High School yearbooks from 1929 forward. Help us scan, crop, index and troubleshoot images. Training is provided. Hours are flexible.