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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:



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.


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

Our Mission, Vision, and Values

Our Mission, Vision, & Values
Visit Us

6 Broad Street, Bethel, Maine 04217

Tel: 207.824.2520

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 130 Bethel ME 04217

Visit Us

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:


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.


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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Discover the Digital Collection

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Learn about Bethel Library's New Director here and here!

The Library is hosting and exhibit for the Shy, Novice, and Closeted Artist group!



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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!

You can always bring your monetary donation to the Library or mail us at:

PO Box 130, Bethel ME 04217

Connect with Us
Calendar & Recent Events


Please click on each Event for more information.

 Recent Events

Halloween fun at the Library!


Holiday Story Time at The Gem!

Library Blog

Staff & Trustees

Staff, Board & Trustees

Library Blog

Library Director

Kelcy Boles

Assistant Librarians

  • Lee Hughes

  • Nancy Stowell-White

  • Suzanne Givhan


  • Lucy Abbott

  • Nancy Brown

  • Amy Chapman

  • Skip Repetto

  • Donna Gillis 

  • Mitch Benedict

  • Susan Parker

  • Martha Siegel 

  • Paula Weisberger

  • John Walker

  • Tara Savage

  • Eliza Hazen



Bethel Library Association

6 Broad Street, Bethel, Maine 04217


Mailing Address: P.O. Box 130 Bethel ME 04217

Tel: 207.824.2520

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