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June 29, 2022

We Build Bethlehem

City residents are invited to help shape the future of Bethlehem. Take the “We Build Bethlehem” survey  today. We Build Bethlehem will also be used to share the City’s plans and progress for a variety of upcoming initiatives, available online in English and in Spanish at  We thank you for your partnership as #WeBuildBethlehem […]

June 27, 2022

“The City and The Swifts”

We had such a great time hosting the unveiling of artist Raisa Kochmaruk’s mural here at BAPL on July 10. The mural itself will be hung at the City’s Walnut Street parking garage later this year. An excellent interview with Raisa about the project can be heard here. She talked birds and art with LV […]

June 27, 2022

South Side Branch Partners with Permaculture Park for Adult Summer Reading Program

The Bethlehem Area Public Library South Side Branch partnered with the South Side Permaculture Park on Tuesday, June 21st to offer a great program for the library’s adult summer reading program!  Attendees painted gardening pots, toured the park’s garden while learning about permaculture, and ended the night by planting seeds provided by our seed library […]

outreach, South Side Branch, Summer Reading
June 22, 2022

“Seas” the opportunity like these library patrons!

Have you heard? There are “Oceans of Possibilities” at the Bethlehem Area Public Library this summer! There is plenty of time to dive into the library’s Summer Reading Program and wade into the Summer Reading Raffle for adults. This isn’t just another library prom-ocean. We’ve got fin-tastic prizes and three fun ways to enter. You […]

Summer Reading