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.

Serving the Bethlehem Area

At These Great Locations


Stream classic cinema, indie film, and top documentaries online with Kanopy.

BAPL is now a part of Pennsylvania's Chat with a Librarian program! Ask us (or another librarian in PA) anything! 👩‍🏫 ...

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Join our ScreenPLAY! with the Gottabees family event! 🥳

ScreenPLAY! is 30-minutes of non-stop interactive fun, where your whole family becomes part of the story. Explore movement, puppetry, theater, and the power of being ridiculous. So, clear some space at home, jump into your ZOOM square, and get ready for imagined adventures with The Gottabees. There are three sessions offered on Saturdays at 10 am or 11 am. March 20 is How to Charm a Sea Monster, March 27 is What We Found in the Forest, April 3 is Look Up, a Hot Air Balloon Adventure.

To register for the program go to zoellnerartscenter.org and click on the ScreenPLAY entry under Upcoming Events, you can select the date and time desired. You will be sent the event’s Zoom link in your email. Space is limited. Sign up soon!

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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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Brrrr... All BAPL locations are closing early at 3 PM today. Stay safe, everyone! ❄ ...

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