April 27, 2022

Ukrainian Handcraft On Display at BAPL Coolidge

We are very happy to host a beautiful collection of expert handcraft from Ukraine on display at the Coolidge Branch in Bethlehem Township now through June. Roxanne Dew, current president of (local) Branch 91 of the Ukrainian National Women’s League of America, was inspired to reach out to BAPL in February, hoping to find a […]

Community, Standard Posts
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
September 17, 2021

In Memory of Lydia Gonzalez Haddad

We were so saddened to hear that Bethlehem Area school district reading specialist Lydia Haddad passed away this month. Throughout her career she was known for the passion she brought to teaching reading to students of the district including those at Donegan Elementary and Freemansburg Elementary School. In lieu of flowers, her family asks that […]

Community
April 5, 2021

Try something New in 2021 with the Toni Morrison Book Club!

Join the conversation about one of America’s most important novelists. The series is a collaboration between BAPL and Lehigh University. Moderators are Stephanie Powell Watts, Jasmine Woodson, Stacie Brennan, and Rayah Levy, Head of Adult Services at BAPL. Levy notes that despite being works of fiction, Morrison’s works powerfully represent the voices of the voiceless. […]

Book recommendations, Community, Programs at BAPL