April 20, 2021

Value Line — Investment Guide free with your BAPL library card

BAPL patrons can now make use of Value Line, the leading investment tool, in digital format. Value Line has long been a popular print resource at the library for investors. Now you can access it remotely using your library card at the link above. Value Line offers investors expert analysis on investment opportunities. Whether you’re a beginning […]

BAPL News
April 20, 2021

BETHLEHEM FOURTH GRADER TO SPEAK AT “SAVE OUR SWIFTS” FORUM

In addition to a property developer, several environmental scientists, and an expert in ornithology, the Bethlehem Area Public Library’s upcoming Chimney Swift presentation will have one panelist who notably doesn’t have a PhD. In fact, she hasn’t yet graduated fourth grade. The speaker will be Emma Huertas, a fourth grader from Freemansburg Elementary School. “She’s […]

BAPL News
April 13, 2021

On Arab American Heritage Month and Books

I grew up with the angelic voice of Fairouz playing in the morning, and the awakening scents of Arabic coffee wafting in the air of my home (more than once a day because Arabs love their coffee and cannot go a day without that tiny cup of bitter caffeine). The Arabic language filled the halls […]

BAPL News, Uncategorized
April 12, 2021

April Library Board Meeting

Please note that the Bethlehem Area Public Library’s April board meeting will be held online on April 12, 2021 at 6pm. The virtual meeting will be open to the public as attendees. Attendees will be able to listen to the meeting and make comment at the designated time, following typical public comment procedure. To attend […]

BAPL News, Schedule Alerts
April 7, 2021

Have a phone? Have a question? Text a librarian!

BAPL is happy to announce a new “text a librarian” service. All you need to do is send a text to us at 610-222-7337 and we’ll get back to you with a response. It’s like having a little librarian who lives in your phone! Try it out!

BAPL News
April 5, 2021

Important Notice Regarding Overdue Fines at BAPL

Please note that BAPL has not been charging overdue fines for any library items during the past year due to the difficulties caused by the pandemic. However, starting with any items checked out today (4/5/2021), overdue fines will be assessed for late items going forward. We have reduced the overdue fee on DVDs and video […]

BAPL News
March 19, 2021

Save Our Swifts: Forum #3, April 21

Join us (virtually) for an exciting opportunity to hear from John Noble about the conservation efforts at the Masonic Temple. The panel also includes Peter Saenger, Lynn Rothman, and Karen Beck Pooley. The moderator is Breena Holland. It’s a wonderful and highly knowledgeable group. See below for the event information and register here. This series […]

BAPL News
March 17, 2021

Lehigh Valley Book Festival: A Virtual Series

March 17, 2021: LET’S PLAY BOOKS BOOKSTORE announces the Inaugural Lehigh Valley Book Festival – A Virtual Series – March 26 through May 1.   Let’s Play Books Bookstore, in partnership with the Bethlehem Area Public Library, is proud to present the Lehigh Valley Book Festival, as a Virtual Series, to kick-off the last weekend […]

BAPL News
March 5, 2021

March library board meeting to be held over Zoom

Please note that the Bethlehem Area Public Library’s March board meeting will be held online on March 8, 2021 at 6pm. The virtual meeting will be open to the public as attendees. Attendees will be able to listen to the meeting and make comment at the designated time, following typical public comment procedure. To attend […]

BAPL News
March 4, 2021

“Exploring Art Through Books” with the Allentown Art Museum

To celebrate Read Across America Day this year (March 2), we’ve been celebrating with our friends at the Allentown Art Museum. One way we did that is to put together a list of great books on the topic “Exploring Art Through Books.” Check it out! Then check the books out. At the library. It’s got […]

BAPL News
March 1, 2021

100 Years…100 Yearbooks

In celebration of Liberty High School’s 100th graduating class in 2022, the Bethlehem Area Public Library is creating a digital archive of LHS Yearbooks. “We at BAPL want to give LHS alumni and their families a glimpse into Bethlehem’s past,” says Reference Librarian Matthew Rothfuss, the project’s lead. “By digitizing LHS yearbooks we aim to […]

BAPL News, Local History
March 1, 2021

Update on Library Services: March 1, 2021

BAPL Main, South Side, and Coolidge are now offering public computers again, in addition to limited and by-appointment browsing. This is effective March 1, 2021. Masks are required as is standard social-distancing protocol. Please note that the procedure is somewhat different at each location. If you have any questions, please call ahead of time. Main […]

BAPL News
February 24, 2021

BAPL and the (Cold) Case of the Missing Keys

Library patron and Bethlehem resident Kathryn Hancock Kashner wanted to make light of Old Man Winter’s recent stay in the city. So she grabbed her keys, gathered the kids, packed the car with snowboards and sleds, and drove to the large hill near the Bethlehem Ice Rink for some fun in the snow. After going […]

BAPL News
February 4, 2021

BAPL February 2021 Library Board Meeting to be held over Zoom

Please note that the Bethlehem Area Public Library’s February board meeting will be held online on February 8, 2021 at 6pm. The virtual meeting will be open to the public as attendees. Attendees will be able to listen to the meeting and make comment at the designated time, following typical public comment procedure. To attend […]

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