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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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: […]
Are you looking for a job? We’d like to help with a free resume review. Send your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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!
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 […]
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 […]