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Slingerlands Library Media Center

Take time to feed your brain by reading throughout the summer!

Please take advantage of our terrific public library this summer. The Bethlehem Public Library offers a wonderful summer reading program with fun incentives and a library full of just right books for every reader.

The Bethlehem School District’s elementary librarians have compiled a recommended reading list that will be sent home to each Slingerlands student.

Did you know? Students have access to all of our databases on the right hand side of this webpage. When they are in school, they can freely access them. From home, however, students need to enter a password. Please feel free to email me to obtain passwords to our school databases.

Kindergarten parents: Click on the image below (DayByDayNY) to be connected to a website for young children and their families. It is part of the New York State Library early literacy initiative Ready to Read at New York Libraries. It includes a new song, story and video each day!



The link to the library catalog is in sidebar on the right. Check out the below information to explore e-books and audiobooks.


  • overdrive

    Click above image to browse titles.

    Click here to access OverDrive
  • Our library has downloadable eBooks and audiobooks via OverDrive, similar to the eBook and audiobook formats available at the public library.
  • Students and teachers use their school library card number to access OverDrive eBooks and audiobooks.
  • eBooks and audiobooks available through the school library have been selected specifically for elementary students and teachers.
  • OverDrive eBooks and audiobooks are made possible through our Capital Region BOCES School Library System and by funding from BCSD.

Follett Shelf eBooks


Click above image to access Follett Shelf

  • Click here to access Follett Shelf eBooks
  • The school library has downloadable eBooks via Follett Shelf.
  • Students and teachers use a school login to access Follett Shelf eBooks. Contact your school’s librarian for login name and password.
  • Follett Shelf eBooks have been selected specifically for the school’s students and teachers.

Authors & Topics

Click here to view some of the authors who have visited the Slingerlands library in recent years (along with some of their best books) and some helpful websites for a variety of topics.