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YS Programs at BAPL

TUESDAY. August 23, 10:30-11:15 AM
WEDNESDAY. August 24, 6:30-7:15 PM
~A special event for kindergarten-bound children~
Join us for stories about what kindergarten is like. Songs and hands-on activities to get you ready for your big day. No registration required.

August 29 - We've Got the Beat [10:30-11:30] Play simple instruments and dance to popular children's songs (ages 2 & up). No registration required.

Coming in Fall 2016:

Preschool Block Party for ages 2+       Mondays  10:30 – 11:30am

September 12 & 19,  October 10 & 17, November 14 & 21, December 12 & 19   

Playing is learning! Play with our fine collection of wooden blocks and more to help your preschooler develop vocabulary, social skills, problem solving skills, and reading readiness! No registration.

We’ve Got the Beat: dance and jam session

Fridays, September 16, 23, 30       10:30 – 11:00am

Have you got the beat?  Do you have happy feet?  Play simple instruments in time to pop music and the best children's selections. Dance with scarves, shakers, and use our giant activity parachute. Let loose, express yourself and just have fun! No registration. Program is best for ages 2 and up.


Family Story Time    All ages welcome!

Tuesdays, September 20 – October 18   10:30 – 11:00am      Series I

Tuesdays, November 8 – December 6   10:30 – 11:00am       Series II

Bring the entire family for stories, songs, fingerplays, and related activities. Family Story Time is for all ages. No registration.

Toddler Story Time    Ages 2 – 3             

Wednesdays, September 21 – October 19   10:30 – 11:00am   Series I    Registration begins September 1

Wednesdays, November 9 – December 7   10:30 – 11:00am    Series II   Registration begins October 18

Stories, songs, fingerplays, and related activities for you and your child ages 2 - 3 1/2 years. Registration is required and is open to cardholders in Bethlehem, Bethlehem Twp., Fountain Hill, and Hanover Twp.(Northampton Co.)   Please register online or phone 610-867-3761 x499.


Baby Story Time    Ages 1 month – 24 months

Thursdays, September 22 – October 20   10:30 – 11:00am    Series I     Registration begins September 1

Thursdays, November 10 – December 8    10:30 – 11:00am     Series II   Registration begins October 18

Stories, songs, rhymes, and fingerplays for you and your little one age 1 month -  24 months. Registration is required and is open to cardholders in Bethlehem, Bethlehem Twp., Fountain Hill, and Hanover Twp. (Northampton Co.)   Please register online or phone 610-867-3761 x499.


Learn & Grow : a Family Place series

Fridays,  October 7 – November 4   11:00 – 12:00noon

Learn & Grow is a 5 week series for parents and their young children ages 1-3 that offers educational toys, fun learning activities, and circle time. Early childhood experts are available to speak with parents one on one. Come meet other young families. Siblings up to age 6 are welcome.

Registration is required. Register beginning September 16.  Series is open to first time series participant cardholders in City of Bethlehem, Bethlehem Twp., Fountain Hill, and Hanover Twp. (Northampton County.)


Hug a Bear Day Story Time
Monday,  November 7     10:30 – 11:15am

You are invited to a teddy bear celebration in honor of Hug a Bear Day.  Enjoy stories, songs, and a teddy bear craft.  Oh, and don't forget to bring Teddy, too!  No registration.  Program is best suited to ages 2 and up.


LEGO Building Bonanza      Saturdays 2:00 – 3:00pm

September 10, October 8, November 12, December 10

Create with LEGO's, DUPLO's, bricks, and all sorts of blocks.  Build STEM skills while you play.  Program is open to ages 3 - 10 with adult.  No registration.  Join the fun!

Family Fun Nights    Tuesdays,  6:30 – 7:30pm    All ages welcome!

September 20     Curiosity Day – Celebrate the 75th birthday of Curious George

2016 marks the 75th birthday of everyone’s favorite monkey—Curious George.   It also marks the 75th anniversary of the publication of the book that started it all: Curious George by H. A. and Margret Rey. Join us for the celebration with stories, games, art activities and fun!   No registration and all ages are welcome.

October 25   Halloween Happening

Join us for a spooky night of stories, games, creepy crafts, and fun.  Remember to come in costume for the costume parade.  Fun for all ages.  No registration.  FREE parking is available in the garage beneath of Library/City Hall complex.


 Tween & Teen KEVA building challenge for grades 6 - 12

Saturday, September 24,  2:00 – 3:00pm

Build something fantastic with KEVA planks, small wooden pieces that require lots of imagination and a steady hand.  These little planks allow you to explore math and physics while you have fun creating.  Build alone or with friends – stretch your imagination.  What will you build?


YS Programs at BAPL

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