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
December 1, 2017


I had the opportunity to teach writing at the Banana Factory in a weekly afterschool program with BASD middle school students. The program, run by ArtsQuest in partnership with BASD, is called “ArtSmart.” I had a great time working with these young writers and compiled their writings into a literary journal which we published, also […]

Kids & Teens
November 28, 2017

Holiday Happenings

“Christmas City” Saturday Dec 2, 11-12:30, Main Library Get in the holiday spirit with seasonal songs, stories, and art activities. Live music and dance presentations plus kid-friendly refreshments. There might even be an appearance by you-know-who! All ages, no registration required. Held at the Main Library. [/vc_column_text]Teen Holiday Movie Night for grades 6-12 Dec 20, 6pm-8pm Come […]

Kids & Teens, Programs at BAPL, South Side Branch
November 16, 2017

New Reads for Teens

Jenne in BAPL Youth Services department has some reviews of new YA books for you. Last time she brought you Jenne’s Top Tenne. This time it’s a lean list of four. I tried to get her to change her name to Jour so it could be Jour’s Top Four, but she wasn’t into it? Anyway, check […]

Kids & Teens