2022 Holidays & Special Closings

  • New Year’s Day
    Closed January 1
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
    Closed Mon. January 17
  • Presidents’ Day
    Closed Mon. February 21
  • Easter Holiday
    Closed Fri. April 15
  • Memorial Day Weekend
    Closed Sat. May 28 – Mon. May 30
  • Independence Day
    Closed Saturday July 2  and Monday July 4
  • Labor Day Weekend
    Closed Sat. September 3 – Monday September 5
  • Thanksgiving
    Close at 5pm Wed. November 23
    Closed Thurs. November 24
    Closed Fri. November 25
  • Christmas Holiday
    Closed Sat. December 24
    Closed Sat. December 26
  • New Year’s Holiday
    Closed Sat December 31

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 2022

City of Bethlehem:

  • OPEN
  • Jane K Gill
  • OPEN
  • Anne Felker
  • Emil G Signes
  • Joyce Hinnefeld
  • Rachel Leon

Bethlehem Township:

  • Randi Blauth
  • Dale Sourbeck

Fountain Hill:
Will Rufe

Hanover Township:
Jay Finnigan

2022 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 10
  • February 14
  • March 14
  • April 11
  • May 9
  • June 13
  • July 11
  • AUGUST – NO MEETING
  • September 12
  • October 10
  • November 14
  • December 11

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.