September 24, 2019

BAPL Plants a Tree at Coolidge in Honor of Peace Day

On Saturday, September 21st, patrons at our Coolidge location celebrated Peace Day with a Family Storytime Event that kicked off with a tree-planting ceremony at the satellite library in Bethlehem Township. The tree was generously donated by the Bethlehem Township Municipal Authority, a financing authority which Director Steve Hunsberger says “is all about community.” For […]

Kids & Teens
May 28, 2019

Author Chris Grabenstein Visits BAPL

Author Chris Grabenstein, who has written the bestselling Mr. Lemoncello’s Library series and co-authored numerous books with James Patterson, visited BAPL Main Library on May 22, 2019.  Mr. Grabenstein spoke about his works, the adaptation of Mr. Lemoncello’s Library into a film, and his experiences as a writer.  He then took questions from the audience, […]

Kids & Teens, Programs at BAPL
May 22, 2019

Summer Fun at the Library June 8-August 17

Summer at the Bethlehem Area Public Library will be out of this world, with the theme of A Universe of Stories for its SummerQuest program (June 8-August 17). SummerQuest is a new twist on the traditional Summer Reading Program: It still involves reading, but also includes learning (and family) activities that range from taking a […]

Kids & Teens
May 20, 2019

Happy Birthday, Spike!

Have you ever been to a lizard’s birthday party?! The Bethlehem Area Public Library celebrates one each year, for one very special lizard. Spike is the library pet who is loved by all. This year he turned three. We had games and cake and even a magic show. Check out the video below from our […]

Kids & Teens
May 8, 2019

Pennsylvania Youth Ballet at BAPL

The Pennsylvania Youth Ballet came to BAPL’s Main Library last night to present a family-friendly version of Coppelia. They also taught the audience some ballet! If you missed the program, or want to see it again, the dancers will be at our South Side Branch on May 21 at 6:30 pm. Learn more about Pennsylvania […]

Kids & Teens
May 6, 2019

ExploraStory at BAPL

Liberty High School MDS students (Multiple Disabilities Support Program) visited BAPL Main’s library in April for ExploraStory, a story and art program designed for special-needs adults. Students heard and saw the collage-based story Rain Fish, by Lois Ehlert, then created collages of their own with a variety of materials and pictures. The Youth Services Department […]

Kids & Teens
April 22, 2019

Spring Challenge aka The Reading Olympics!

Earlier this month, the Spring Challenge Competition was held at Easton High School. This competition is like the Olympics for young readers! Each team needs to be familiar with the books on a lengthy reading list and they complete against one another to answer questions related to the book. It’s like a quiz show for the […]

Kids & Teens
April 5, 2019

Pajama Drive at BAPL and City Hall

In partnership with the Bethlehem Health Bureau and in support of Child Abuse Prevention Month, a Pajama Drive for Foster Children is being held through April 30, 2019. Please consider donating a pair of new pajamas. Sizes are needed for children from ages birth to 18 years old. Pajamas can be dropped off in bins […]

Kids & Teens
March 29, 2019

Meet author Sarah Aronson, April 12 at BAPL

Children’s author Sarah Aronson will be at BAPL’s Main Library on April 12 to sign books and chat with young readers. Sarah has published the novels Head Case, Beyond Lucky, and Believe as well as the Wish List series. Her newest book is a picture book biography of the great Rube Goldberg, suitable for readers of all ages. Discover how Rube Goldberg followed […]

Kids & Teens
March 22, 2019

Spike has a pen pal!

Spike, BAPL’s resident bearded dragon and world-famous library lizard, made friends with another lizard! That lizard (also a bearded dragon) is named Puff. Puff lives in a classroom in New Jersey. How did Puff and Spike meet? They have the same vet! (What did you think, they met on the web? Don’t be silly, they’re […]

Kids & Teens
February 19, 2019

Kindness Is Magic

When Jeanne Deets and Gloria Tarby of Trinity Episcopal Church of Bethlehem heard about BAPL’s fundraising efforts with Kindness Is Magic this past holiday season, they reached out with an extraordinary offer. Rather than buying ornaments to help pay down student lunch debt and accrued library fines for students in the Bethlehem Area School District, could Trinity “adopt” an […]

Kids & Teens
February 11, 2019

Upcoming events for little ones [FEB 2019]

There are TONS of fun Valentine’s Day events, storytimes, and other fun stuff for little ones scheduled at both BAPL locations this month. See below for the full list–we hope to see you sharing the love at BAPL this February!  Upcoming Events Date/Time Event 02/11/2019 10:30 am – 11:00 am Baby Story Time Main Library […]

Kids & Teens
December 26, 2018

Winter Break Activities for the Kids

Are the kids bored already?! BAPL has lots of fun stuff over this winter break to keep your young ones occupied. (Or hey, maybe put down the video games and just come in to pick up a book ;)) Fun stuff below! 12/26/2018 11:00 am – 7:00 pm Explore STEM with our many options in […]

Kids & Teens
October 23, 2018

Fall Storytimes

There are many options for storytime at the library this fall, 2018. These are held at both the Main Library and the South Side branch. Follow the links below for registration, call 610-867-3761 x499 for more information, and view the full list of upcoming events for children here. Fall Storytimes 2018 10/24/2018 11:15 am – […]

Kids & Teens