June 27, 2022

South Side Branch Partners with Permaculture Park for Adult Summer Reading Program

The Bethlehem Area Public Library South Side Branch partnered with the South Side Permaculture Park on Tuesday, June 21st to offer a great program for the library’s adult summer reading program!  Attendees painted gardening pots, toured the park’s garden while learning about permaculture, and ended the night by planting seeds provided by our seed library […]

outreach, South Side Branch, Summer Reading
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
November 19, 2021

BAPL Outreach, 2021

As we reach the year’s end, we have been looking back at all the places we’ve been in 2021. BAPL has been on the road quite a bit, in addition to the events and programs at our own buildings. We’ve met a lot of people, shared a lot of stories, and took a lot of […]

June 27, 2020

New BAPL Series Imagine Your Way Around Town

Summer is finally here, and the green go ahead of eased quarantine restrictions beckon many of us to tentatively step out to curbside cafes and open shop doors – those same small businesses financially impacted by the pandemic in the past months. In an effort to support the small business community and introduce an eclectic […]

October 14, 2019

Coming Soon: Books on the Hill

The Bethlehem Area Public Library is bringing a new library service to Fountain Hill. We purchased a used, no longer road-ready bookmobile and are turning it into a mini-branch to be located right next to the pool at the corner of Spiegel Street and Stanley Avenue. We are calling it Books on the Hill. Books […]

BAPL News, outreach
March 10, 2019

“The Next Chapter” — Senior Storytime at YWMCA’s Adult Day Center

Participants in the YWCA’s Adult Day Center Program continue to enjoy BAPL Outreach’s senior storytime, “The Next Chapter.”  The program is simple — an appropriately meaningful story is shared and complimentary activities follow. In January, participants learned the story of the Golden Gate Bridge in Pop’s Bridge and were then introduced to a variety of STEM […]

February 27, 2019

BAPL visits KidsCare

Anytime and anywhere — even the doctor’s office is a great place for spreading stories (not germs)!  Because primary care physicians have repeated contact with families from an early stage, they play a significant role in promoting literacy.  BAPL Outreach recently visited Star Wellness KidsCare on the South Side of Bethlehem to read a few […]