2019 Holidays & Special Closings

  • New Year’s Day
    Closed January 1
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
    Closed Mon. January 21
  • Presidents’ Day
    Closed Mon. February 18
  • Easter Holiday
    Closed Fri. April 19
  • Memorial Day Weekend
    Closed Sat. May 25 – Mon. May 27
  • Independence Day
    Closed Thurs. July 4
  • Labor Day Weekend
    Closed Sat. August 31 – Mon. September 2
  • Thanksgiving
    Close at 5pm Wed. November 27
    Closed Thurs. November 28
    Closed Fri. November 29
  • Christmas Holiday
    Closed Tues. December 24
    Closed Wed. December 25
  • New Year’s Holiday
    Close at 5pm, Tues December 31
    Closed Wed Jan 1 (2020)

BAPL Mission Statement

The Bethlehem Area Public Library educates, informs and inspires by providing free and open access to materials and information.  The Library is a dedicated community partner committed to life-long learning, serving 114,175 residents of the City of Bethlehem, Bethlehem Township, Fountain Hill, and Hanover Township.  The Library strengthens our communities with an outstanding collection of print and digital resources, informative programs, and innovative services.  BAPL keeps pace as new technologies and applications emerge in the way information is accessed and delivered.

Main Library

11 West Church Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018

(610) 867-3761

Mon. – Wed. 9AM – 8PM
Thurs. & Fri. 9AM – 6PM
Sat. 10AM – 5PM
Sun. CLOSED

South Side Location

400 Webster Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015

(610) 867-7852

Mon. – Thurs. 11AM – 8PM
Sat. 12PM – 4PM
Sun. & Fri. CLOSED

Bookmobile

610-442-2504

EZ Lend @ Hanover Township Community Center

3660 Jacksonville Road, Bethlehem, PA 18017

Board Of Trustees

City of Bethlehem:

  • Julie Zumas
  • Jane K Gill
  • Olga Negron
  • Anne Felker
  • Emil G Signes
  • Joyce Hinnefeld
  • Sharon A Yoshida

Bethlehem Township:

  • Randi Blauth
  • John Merhottein

Fountain Hill:
Annamarie Jordan

Hanover Township:
Jamie Paxton

2019 Library Board Meeting Dates

Monthly or as required. Second Monday of the month. Unless otherwise specified, held at the Main Library, 11 W. Church Street at 6 p.m.

  • January 14
  • February 11
  • March 11
  • April 8
  • May 13
  • June 10
  • July 8
  • AUGUST – NO MEETING
  • September 9
  • October 14
  • November 11
  • December 9

Questions? Comments?

We strive to be a welcoming place for healthy child development, parent and community involvement, and life-long literacy beginning at birth. Let us hear from you if you have any questions or comments about BAPL and its services.