Updates on hours & services Updated March 1, 2021 More information here Save Our Swifts Join us (virtually) for a series of presentations about the Chimney Swift, our official city bird. Program dates and more info A new children's book: tug! Published by BAPL Books Order a Copy here! antiracist resources Explore recommended works in the BAPL catalog and events and community programs! Click here for more

The Lehigh Valley Library System includes Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton libraries.

Date/Time Event
02/24/2021 - 05/10/2021
All Day
PBS39 Smart Sacks for family learning and engagement - FREE!
02/25/2021 - 03/31/2021
All Day
Window Walk at Main
Main Library, Bethlehem PA
02/25/2021 - 04/03/2021
All Day
Zoellner Arts Center presents ScreenPLAY, a free virtual family program
03/01/2021 - 03/31/2021
All Day
Create Your Own Superhero Challenge for grades 4-12 at Main
03/01/2021 - 03/31/2021
All Day
Create Your Own Superhero Challenge for grades K - 3 at Main
03/01/2021 - 03/12/2021
All Day
PBS39 Be My Neighbor Day, Saturday, March 13
03/04/2021
All Day
Build Your Own Leprechaun Trap at South Side!
South Side Location, Bethlehem PA
03/04/2021
All Day
Take Home a Dr Seuss Family Fun Night Kit from South Side!
South Side Location, Bethlehem PA
03/05/2021
All Day
Build Your Own Leprechaun Trap at South Side!
South Side Location, Bethlehem PA
03/05/2021
All Day
Take Home a Dr Seuss Family Fun Night Kit from South Side!
South Side Location, Bethlehem PA
03/05/2021
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Storytime on Facebook LIVE
03/05/2021
10:00 am - 11:00 am
The Mary Pat Beebe Book Club
Main Library, Bethlehem PA

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Library patron and Bethlehem resident Kathryn Hancock Kashner wanted to make light of Old Man Winter’s recent stay in the city. So she grabbed her keys, gathered the kids, packed the car with snowboards and sleds, and drove to the large hill near the Bethlehem Ice Rink for some fun in the snow. After going down the hill a bunch of times it was time to head back to the car. But Kashner realized that her car keys were missing! 🔑

It was all downhill from there. She couldn’t find the keys anywhere and began to panic; she knew a replacement set would set her back hundreds of dollars. Just when all hope was lost, she received a phone call from the Bethlehem Area Public Library. The keys had been found!

Her salvation came in the form of a small yellow key tag. A fellow sledder had spotted the keys on the hill and, recognizing the yellow key tag as being the library card for BAPL, took them to the library so their owner could be identified.

Kashner picked up her keys yesterday and couldn’t be more relieved. Libraries can sure be helpful, sometimes even in ways you wouldn’t expect!

(Thanks for sharing your story and sending the pic, Kathy!)
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One minute Mindfulness with Matt Wolf

Take a break to refresh yourself at the beach. Let the power and beauty of the waves calm you. Allow the sounds and sights to bring you to the present moment and feel content.
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Popsicle got a new snazzy shirt! 😸🐧

Check out our storykits at the Main Library, complete with picture books, puppets, movies, & more all thematically packed! 📚
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