2021 Holidays & Special Closings

  • New Year’s Day
    Closed January 1
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
    Closed Mon. January 18
  • Presidents’ Day
    Closed Mon. February 15
  • Easter Holiday
    Closed Fri. April 2
  • Memorial Day Weekend
    Closed Sat. May 29 – Mon. May 31
  • Independence Day
    Closed Saturday July 3  and Monday July 5
  • Labor Day Weekend
    Closed Sat. September 4 – Monday September 6
  • Thanksgiving
    Close at 5pm Wed. November 24
    Closed Thurs. November 25
    Closed Fri. November 26
  • Christmas Holiday
    Closed Fri. December 24
    Closed Sat. December 25
  • New Year’s Holiday
    Close at 5pm, Thurs December 31
    Closed Fri Jan 1 (2022)

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 – 6PM
Fri, Sat, Sun: CLOSED

Bookmobile

610-442-2504

Coolidge Buillding

BAPL Coolidge

2740 Fifth Street, Bethlehem PA 18020
484-892-6267

Board Of Trustees 2021

City of Bethlehem:

  • Julie Zumas
  • Jane K Gill
  • Olga Negron
  • Anne Felker
  • Emil G Signes
  • Joyce Hinnefeld
  • Rachel Leon

Bethlehem Township:

  • Randi Blauth
  • Dale Sourbeck

Fountain Hill:
Annamarie Jordan

Hanover Township:
Jay Finnigan

2021 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 11
  • February 8
  • March 8
  • April 12
  • May 10
  • June 14
  • July 12
  • AUGUST – NO MEETING
  • September 13
  • October 11
  • November 8
  • December 13

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.