September 9, 2020

Imagine Your Story Winners

BAPL would like to thank all of our participants for participating in the first-ever Summer Reading Writing Contest, “Imagine Your Story.” For the writing contest, the community was asked to submit an original prose or poem imagining their lives through the eyes of COVID-19. Participants responded through their writings what it’s been like living through […]

Programs at BAPL, Summer Reading
June 29, 2020

Antiracist Resources

The Bethlehem Area Public Library is committed to actively supporting essential conversations and actions to confront racism in America. This page will feature antiracist resources available in our collections, links to external resources, and information about library programs that promote antiracist conversation within our community and with our patrons. In our collections Antiracist reading Stamped […]

BAPL News, Book recommendations, Programs at BAPL, Reference
May 5, 2020

Our Favorite Poems for National Poetry Month – Final Week

During the month of April, National Poetry Month, we invited the community to submit a favorite poem to be shared online. We really enjoyed reading all of your favorite poems in April at BAPL! Enjoy these final week submissions by Jessica, David, Matt, and Brad. Thank you to all who participated!         […]

Programs at BAPL
April 28, 2020

Our Favorite Poems for National Poetry Month – Week 3

Enjoy these recent submissions by staff and community members of their favorite poems! Thank you to Rebecca, Regina, Mary Jane, Snowflake Princess, Ayla, Robert, Janine, Kate, Brenda,  and Judy for their recent submissions! All during the month of April, National Poetry Month, we are inviting the community to submit a favorite poem to be shared […]

Programs at BAPL
April 21, 2020

Our Favorite Poems for National Poetry Month – Week 2

Enjoy these recent submissions by staff and community members of their favorite poems! Thank you to Jeff, Edana, Julia, and David for their recent submissions! All during the month of April, National Poetry Month, we are inviting the community to submit a favorite poem to be shared online through BAPL. Poems can be submitted in […]

Programs at BAPL
April 14, 2020

Submit Your Favorite Poem for National Poetry Month!

During the month of April, National Poetry Month, we are inviting the community to submit a favorite poem to be shared online through BAPL. Poems can be submitted in Video, Audio, or Text form and entrees will be reviewed before being put online.  Our goal is to give patrons the opportunity to share their favorite […]

Programs at BAPL
December 9, 2019

Coming in March 2020 — Lehigh Valley Book Fest!

Inaugural Lehigh Valley Book Festival  March 27, 28 & 29, 2020  Let’s Play Books Bookstore, in partnership with the Bethlehem Area Public Library, is proud to present the Inaugural Lehigh Valley Book Festival, to be held annually, the last weekend in March, commencing in 2020. Join us as we celebrate books – their authors, illustrators, […]

Programs at BAPL
December 9, 2019

A Day in the BAPL

You may know that libraries, BAPL included, host a wide variety of events in addition to being the place where people come to check out books or do research. We host programs such as book sales, mindfulness training, children’s programs, films, concerts, even birthday parties. But did you know that we sometimes host them all […]

Programs at BAPL
August 19, 2019

Adult Summer Reading Week 10 Winners at BAPL!

Congratulations to our Week 10 2019 Adult Summer Reading winners at the Bethlehem Area Public Library! Main Branch Week Ten prize recipient, David W, won a 1 Year Black Membership to Planet Fitness of Bethlehem. South Side Branch Week Ten prize recipient, Tina E., won a Land and Sea Gift Basket. That concludes our Adult Summer […]

Programs at BAPL, South Side Branch
August 12, 2019

Adult Summer Reading Week 9 Winners at BAPL!

Congratulations to our Week 9 2019 Adult Summer Reading winners at the Bethlehem Area Public Library! Main Branch Week Nine prize recipient, Karen G., won a $50 Gift Card to Fegley’s Brew Works. South Side Branch Week Nine prize recipient, Luz S., won a $20 Gift Card to Jenny’s Kuali. Our Adult Summer Reading Program wraps up […]

Programs at BAPL, South Side Branch
August 5, 2019

Adult Summer Reading Week 8 Winners at BAPL!

Congratulations to our Week 8 2019 Adult Summer Reading winners at the Bethlehem Area Public Library! Main Branch Week Eight prize recipient, Betsy S., won a $30 Gift Card to the People’s Kitchen. South Side Branch Week Eight prize recipient, Barbara D., won a $20 Gift Card to Zoellner Arts Center. Our Adult Summer Reading Program continues […]

Programs at BAPL, South Side Branch
July 29, 2019

Adult Summer Reading Week 7 Winners at BAPL!

Congratulations to our Week 7 2019 Adult Summer Reading winners at the Bethlehem Area Public Library! Main Branch Week Seven prize recipient, Suzanne B, won a $20 Gift Card to LIT Coffeeshop. South Side Branch Week Seven prize recipient, Kalea C., won a “Sci-Fi Nerd” Gift Basket. Our Adult Summer Reading Program continues this week with $30 […]

Programs at BAPL, South Side Branch
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