January 11, 2021

Updated Library Schedule and Services

BAPL Main, South Side, and Coolidge are now open for limited and by-appointment browsing again as of January 11. 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 Library Normal hours No appointment required […]

BAPL News, Schedule Alerts
December 30, 2020

Ghost Stories Before Christmas

In the spirit of Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas, we are pleased to announce the winners of BAPL’s first Ghost Story Writing Contest – yes, after Christmas! Liberty High School student, Isabelle Morales (at right), won First Place for her story entitled “A Bizarre Halloween.” Andrea Girardot’s story “Hey, Yasuko” was the winner in the […]

BAPL News, Kids & Teens, Programs at BAPL
December 15, 2020

Updated Library Schedule and Services

Following Pennsylvania’s mitigation order, the Bethlehem Area Public Library will be using the following operating model effective Wednesday, December 16: All computer appointments will be canceled. All item checkouts will occur at the door of each library location. All returns will be accepted at the drop box of each location. Library staff will continue to […]

BAPL News, Schedule Alerts
December 8, 2020

BAPL holiday wish list

Our friends at Let’s Play Books are generously hosting a wish list of books for BAPL this holiday season. Follow the link here to see the list of titles and use the coupon “BAPLGIFT” when purchasing titles. The book will come to the library as will a percentage of the purchase price. Plus you’ll get […]

BAPL News
November 10, 2020

11Fest Fundraiser!

Thank you for stopping by 11Fest! You can watch on BAPL’s YouTube channel here. And there are lots of ways to support the studio! You can purchase one of the items or services/experiences below, or just make a donation. Here’s a link to easily give $11 dollars. You will help us fund the operation of […]

BAPL News, Studio 11
November 2, 2020

Updated Library Schedule and Services

BAPL Main, South Side, and Coolidge are now open for limited and by-appointment browsing!  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 Library: Normal hours: Mon – Wed: 9AM – 8PM, Thurs & Fri: […]

BAPL News
November 2, 2020

2019 Annual Report

The 2019 BAPL Annual Report is here. Read all about the new buildings, services, and other highlights from 2019.

BAPL News
October 28, 2020

Free Resume Review from BAPL

Are you looking for a job? We’d like to help with a free resume review. Send your resume and cover letter to info@bapl.org, or mail/drop it off in person at the Main Library (11 W. Church). Our skilled reviewers will check for spelling, grammar, formatting, and anything we can think of to help your materials […]

BAPL News
October 23, 2020

Books on the Hill T-shirts Available

Stop by the Main Library to purchase one of the snazzy T-shirts! The art is by acclaimed children’s book artist Zachariah OHara. The shirts are made by Lehigh Valley Apparel Creations. The funds raised go to support Books on the Hill, a new BAPL location coming soon to Fountain Hill.

BAPL News
October 21, 2020

Thank you to the Friends of the Library!

The Friends of the Library are a dedicated group of library lovers and volunteers who use proceeds from fundraising activities and annual memberships to underwrite BAPL’s programs and support the library’s growth. It’s National Friends of Libraries Week and that’s a great time to express our gratitude! We couldn’t offer all the incredible free programs […]

BAPL News, Friends of the Library
October 12, 2020

BAPL Library Board Meeting to be held via Zoom 10/12/2020

Please note that the Bethlehem Area Public Library’s October board meeting will be held online on October 12, 2020 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
September 18, 2020

Time is Running Out to be Counted for the Census!

Census data determines representation in government and it is so important our community be accurately counted. We need a fair, accurate, and complete count! Good decisions depend on good data. You can #CountOnLibraries, can we count on you? Visit 2020census.gov and be counted today!

BAPL News
September 15, 2020

New Hours at BAPL Coolidge

Beginning the week of Monday, September 28th, the BAPL location at the Coolidge building in Bethlehem Township will have new and expanded hours! They are as follows: Monday           CLOSED Tuesday           11-5 Wednesday     11-7 Thursday         11-5 Friday               CLOSED […]

BAPL News
September 10, 2020

‘Last Cast 25’ to Commemorate 25th Anniversary of Steelmaking This Fall

Steelworkers’ Reunion Party, Public Art Project, Steelworker Speaker Series & More Highlight Events and Programs Through November BETHLEHEM, PA—A Steelworkers reunion party, public art project featuring Bethlehem beams, the opportunity for students to discover local history from steelworkers, and the creation of a new children’s book that tells the story of a ‘Tug’ tractor that […]

BAPL News
September 9, 2020

25 Amazing Facts About Libraries (Mental Floss)

Beloved magazine Mental Floss has long been collecting and sharing facts to a huge audience for many years. It now lives on as a popular website still bringing the facts to audiences around the globe. We were delighted to see this list of 25 Amazing Facts About Libraries. Among facts about libraries from Ireland to Finland […]

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