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July 1, 2020

Summer Reading for Adults Kicks Off

Our 2020 Adult Summer Reading Program kicked off in style this past week with some great reviews! Our Week 1 Raffle Winner Lauren B. won a $25 Gift Card to The Cup in Bethlehem. Amy G. also provided this great review of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo: “The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by […]

Summer Reading
June 30, 2020

Historical Newspapers at

BAPL's online archive of local newspapers has gotten a facelift! The Morning Call and Express-Times have long been available through, but as text-only. Now the online version of recent years (2018-present) is a full replica of the actual print newspaper. By following the link through the library's homepage, you can search and view full color photos, as [...]
Local History
June 30, 2020

No Waitlist or Holds on Important Anti-racist Books

You may have seen the new stories on how the demand for antiracist literature has been skyrocketing at libraries, ours included. It’s a good problem to have! But it’s also kind of annoying when there is a long wait time for the book you are interested in. Well, good news! Overdrive has donated unlimited copies of […]

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