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August 19, 2019

Adult Summer Reading Week 10 Winners at BAPL!

Congratulations to our Week 10 2019 Adult Summer Reading winners at the Bethlehem Area Public Library! Main Branch Week Ten prize recipient, David W, won a 1 Year Black Membership to Planet Fitness of Bethlehem. South Side Branch Week Ten prize recipient, Tina E., won a Land and Sea Gift Basket. That concludes our Adult Summer […]

Programs at BAPL, South Side Branch
August 17, 2019

New POWER Library E-Resources

POWER Library now offers two new resources,  Auto Repair Source and Small Engine Repair Reference Center (SERRC).  Auto Repair Source  contains “the most accurate, authoritative and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles.”  It provides repair instructions and diagrams, parts estimates, and recall information.  SERRC allows users to “find detailed repair guides for […]

August 16, 2019

This Summer in Bethlehem History (Laros Silk Mill 1919)

R.K. Laros This summer marks 100 years of the opening of the R.K. Laros Silk Mill. The official date of the founding of the first mill is recorded as July 1, 1919. The first mill was established in the Miller Heights section of what is now Bethlehem Township. Other mills were later built on Broad [...]
Local History
August 12, 2019

Coolidge Building Grand Opening!

BAPL invites everyone to explore our newest location, BAPL Coolidge–a satellite library embedded in Bethlehem Township–for a grand opening celebration on Saturday, August 24 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Housed in the historic Coolidge Building and open three days a week, BAPL Coolidge offers a curated collection of books, DVDs, audiobooks, and other library […]