Friends of the Bethlehem Public Library (FOBPL)

A Vital Part of the Library

Next meeting:  Thursday, June 2, 2022 at 5:30 in the Community Room
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Sunday Summer Concerts at the Gazebo will be starting at the end of June.  The Snack Shack is run by the Friends and is the main source of income for the group to support the extras at the library.  If you can grill or help out at the ice cream sundae tent, please reach out to Norma St. John at  Working even one night will be a big help.  Thank you in advance!

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Friends of the Bethlehem Public Library, Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping provide the citizens of Bethlehem with a library that will offer an exceptional environment for informational services, literary pleasure and educational support.

This organization was established to address the need of the community concerning its public library:  to help provide ongoing support for the library.

The Friends welcome new people willing to offer ideas and lend a hand.  Please contact any Friends Board member, or ask the Library staff for ways you can help.

The Friends meet on the first Thursday of the month, 5:30pm at the Library. Meetings are open to the public.

2020-21 Board:
President:  Hilary Veilleux
Vice-President:  Kay Kerr
Secretary:  Estelle Lafleur
Treasurer:  Norma St. John

Board Members: Margaret Considine, Mark Considine, Betty Grubbs, Mary Polaski, Donna Tholl
Board Member Emeritus:  Christina Bogat
Library Director (ex officio board member):  Laura Clerkin


A Gift for the Future. The Bethlehem Public Library will serve the people in our community for many years to come.  The future cost of operating the library needs to be considered. Library supporters may want to include the Library in their financial and estate plans. If you would like to hear more about giving a tax deductible gift to the Library in the form of a bequest, charitable annuity or charitable remainder trust, please email

Our membership list information is never shared with anyone.

Approved Meeting Minutes:

April 7, 2022

March 3, 2022

All dues and donations given to the Friends of the Bethlehem Public Library, Inc. are deductible as charitable contributions for Federal Income Tax purposes under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.