May 12, 2022

Stories from the Archives – The Palette Club

From Our Local History Collection The Bethlehem Palette Club: The Arts in Postwar Bethlehem In the years after World War II, the arts flourished in Bethlehem. The Palette Club, a local group of artists, held their first meeting on June 11, 1947. Nine artists joined together to form the club with the common goal of […]

BAPL News, Local History
May 5, 2022

2021 Annual Report

Check out our 2021 Annual Report! You can read about all the fun things (virtual and in-person) we did last year and learn more about library programs. In total, 379,565 were checked out in 2021. And we cut the ribbon on another new library location. And so much more! Read on!

May 5, 2022

Student Lighthouse Team Shines in Fountain Hill

Student volunteers from Fountain Hill Elementary School dropped by Books on the Hill during their clean-up visit to Stanley Park on Thursday, April 21, 2022—the first of several planned park clean-ups by the civic-minded group. The initiative was led by 4th-grader Kali Drayton (seen here with classmate Yousef Abuharthieh) as part of the school’s leadership […]

BAPL News, Books on the Hill
May 5, 2022

Buy-a-Book for BAPL

Buy-a-Book Every $30 Buy-A-Book gift to the Bethlehem Area Public Library purchases a new book that will receive a special bookplate honoring a loved one, family or organization, or that commemorates a special occasion. Buy-A-Book gifts also can be designated for either adult or children’s book collection Please choose a Buy-A-Book contribution level that is [...]
April 14, 2022

Susan Wild at Books on the Hill!

Books on the Hill had a visitor from Capitol Hill the other day. While in her home district from D.C. on April 11, Representative Susan Wild stopped by the Fountain Hill location of BAPL to deliver a donation of boxes books that came from the Library of Congress. Congresswoman Wild is a big lover of […]

April 5, 2022

BAPL Flea Market: April 30

Do you want to get rid of some clutter, make some money, AND help the library? Sign up to be a vendor at our BAPL Flea Market, to be held April 30 from 11-4 at the Main Library. If you aren’t interested in vending, stop by and pick up some bargains! Loading…    

April 1, 2022

BAPL Coolidge Re-dedication

BETHLEHEM, PA– We are happy to announce the re-dedication of BAPL’s Coolidge location following an unexpected interaction with one of our favorite actresses. Jennifer Coolidge, the actress famous for The White Lotus, Best in Show, and many other successful films, connected with BAPL on social media after we expressed our fandom of her work. She was very […]

March 23, 2022

BAPL on the Radio!

BAPL Director Josh Berk was interviewed by WLVR this month about Studio 11! They also interviewed some performers who use the studio, as well as Christi Buker of the Pennsylvania Library Association. Give it a listen here: Studio 11 proves libraries are not just books      

BAPL News, Studio 11
March 17, 2022

Lehigh Valley Book Fest at BAPL- March 26!

We are very proud to present the Annual Lehigh Valley Book Festival, in partnership with Let’s Play Books Bookstore, to be held in person on Saturday, 3/26, 2022. The festival will host creative and informative programs, including activities for all ages in and around the Lehigh Valley. The Lehigh Valley Book Festival was canceled in […]

February 23, 2022

From the desk of Lady Whistledown

Ah, the Bridgertons! The show that everyone’s grandmother and mother watch on Netflix. I mean, it’s got everything; romance, intrigue, and over-the-top drama! Who wouldn’t like it? It’s another version of Downton Abbey, really. Best of all: it’s based on Julia Quinn’s book series. If you want more you can read more instead of waiting […]

BAPL News, Book recommendations
February 16, 2022

BAPL Newsletter

We have an email newsletter for our library patrons to keep you informed about all the great stuff happening at your library! It typically goes out once a month, with occasional special announcements. We won’t spam you and we won’t sell or share your contact info. You’ll never miss a BAPL book sale again! To […]

January 11, 2022

In Memory of Barb Subber

The BAPL community mourns the loss and remembers the life of Barbara Subber, who passed away peacefully on January 4. Barb was a fixture at the reference desk at BAPL for over 30 years, where she helped countless community members in a variety of ways. If you needed a book on anything, from anywhere in […]

December 14, 2021

Thank You, Patrons, For a Sleigh Full of Holiday Cheer

Sonia and Mara, representatives from the Parents as Teachers program, stopped by Monday to fill up their sleigh with holiday cheer – clothing, educational toys, books, and other children’s goodies contributed by generous patrons and library staff.  Lissette Maldonado, P.A.T. Program Supervisor wished to share these words with the library community, “I am so thrilled […]

BAPL News, Community, Kids & Teens, outreach
December 13, 2021

Library Board Meeting Agendas

Library board meeting minutes and agendas may be found here: Library Board The next meeting is December 13, 6pm, at the Main Library.