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
August 3, 2018

BAPL Storytime at Musikfest!

This year, in addition to celebrating the musical arts, Musikfest is celebrating the literary arts with the Great American Read! ArtsQuest, the Bethlehem Area Public Library and PBS39 are presenting a fun and interactive family story times at noon every day of the Fest starting August 4. The storytimes will be held at “Familienplatz” located […]

Kids & Teens, Programs at BAPL
July 18, 2018

Project 3² at BAPL

Local rockstars Project 3² brought their rockin’ show to BAPL on July 17. They played pop songs and rock songs and there were bagpipes and harmonies and did we mention that they’re kids?! They are such an awesome group of young people. They truly rock! All the kids in attendance absolutely loved seeing them perform. See […]

Kids & Teens, Music, Programs at BAPL
June 20, 2018

BAPL goes to the dogs (and snakes! and more!)

This week BAPL had lots of non-human guests visit our Main Library. On June 19, the Lehigh Valley Zoo brought some snakes and other interesting creatures for an educational animal program. On June 20, our favorite furry friends came to visit for a “read to the dogs” event. These therapy dogs sit patiently while young […]

Kids & Teens
May 17, 2018

Why come to the Library’s SummerQuest program?

SummerQuest June 9-August 18 BAPL offers a Summer Reading Program for kids and adults. For information on the children’s program see below. For information on the adult reading program, see Summer Reading Program… not just for kids!   Why come to the library’s SummerQuest program? SummerQuest is a new take on the old Summer Reading […]

Kids & Teens
April 9, 2018

Preschool Block Party at BAPL

Bethlehem Area Public Library hosted a great party in the children’s room today. It wasn’t just any party, though. It was a BLOCKS party. (BLOCKS stands for “Blocks Let Our Children Know Science”) party! Little ones from all over the Bethlehem area came out to the children’s room at to put their creative minds in […]

Kids & Teens
January 29, 2018

Recommended Reads for Teens! (Jenne’s Top Tenne)

Jenne from Youth Services is on a quest to read 100 books this year. Can she do it?! Picture books do not count. We’re talking novels. That’s a lot of reading! Luckily she likes to read. A lot. And also she likes to share her thoughts and recommendations with you! See below to get recommended […]

Jenne's Top Tenne, Kids & Teens
December 30, 2017

New Video games at the South Side Branch

The South Side Branch has added some new Nintendo 3DS games:  Hey Pikmin, Pokemon Sun, and Pokemon Ultra Moon.  Nintendo Switch titles include:  Super Mario Odyssey and Dragonball Xenoverse 2.  NBA 2K17 is a XBOX One game and the two PS4 games are:  WWE 2K18 and NHL 18.  

Kids & Teens, South Side Branch