Welcome to the Bethel Library Association. Nestled in "Maine's Most Beautiful Mountain Village," the Bethel Library has been the hub of the community with programs, events, and services for all ages since 1879.

 

 

 

 

 

Our mission is to offer a welcoming environment for lifelong learning and literacy for all.

Our vision is to be and essential part of our dynamic, informed, and cohesive community.

Our Core Values are:

 

Equality

We provide full access to free information, programming, and services to all community members and visitors.

Intellectual Freedom

We uphold individual privacy and the right to explore diverse points of view.

Education and Lifelong Learning

We promote literacy for all age groups through print, digital, and emerging technologies.

Social Responsibility

We strive to collaborate with community partners to provide a wide range of timely and innovative programs.

Integrity

We are committed to courteous, respectful service and responsible stewardship of all financial and physical resources.

Our Mission, Vision, and Values

 
 

6 Broad Street, Bethel, Maine 04217

Tel: 207.824.2520

Visit Us

Hours
Monday 9-1
Tuesday 12-5
Wednesday 9-1
Thursday 12-5
Friday 12-5
Saturday 9-1

We are closed on the following days:

  • SAD44 snow days

  • New Year's Day

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day

  • Presidents' Day

  • Patriot's Day

  • Memorial Day

  • Juneteenth

  • Independence Day

  • Labor Day

  • Indigenous People's Day

  • Veterans Day

  • Thanksgiving Day

  • Thanksgiving Friday

  • Christmas Day

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Video on how to find and reserve a book at the library:

Discover the Digital Collection

In addition to our great selection of books and periodicals, we also offer a variety of online digital library services. Click on the images below to access the service:

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The Digital Maine Library provides every resident of Maine with access to online resources that include a collection of full text articles and abstracts from magazines, newspapers, journals and reference. It also provides students, business people, public library patrons, and higher education students and educators the ability to use online learning tools.

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cloud Library is an application the Bethel Library Association uses to offer our patrons access to a large database of online content. This content includes eBooks and audiobooks. You will need your library card number to gain access to the cloud Library.

 
 

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News

Learn about Bethel Library's New Director here!

New Artist Display at the Library. Thanks John Reilly! If you are a local artist and want to display your work at the Library please contact us.

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Donate

 

You do not need a PayPal account to make a donation. Click on the "Pay with Debit or Credit Card" button at the bottom of the PayPal link. Minimum donation is $10. Thank you!

 
 
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Calendar

Please click on each Event for more information.

 Recent Events

Halloween fun at the Library!

Staff & Trustees

 

Library Director

Kelcy Boles

Assistant Librarians

  • Lee Hughes

  • Nancy Stowell-White

  • Suzanne Givhan

Trustees

  • Lucy Abbott

  • Nancy Brown

  • Amy Chapman

  • Skip Repetto

  • Donna Gillis 

  • Mitch Benedict

  • Susan Parker

  • Martha Siegel 

  • Paula Weisberger

 

Contact

Bethel Library Association

6 Broad Street, Bethel, Maine 04217


Tel: 207.824.2520 

bethellibrarymaine@gmail.com

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