September 22, 2021

Janine Santoro Wins Community Star Award from the IronPigs

By Dominic Trabosci We’ve known it for a long time, but BAPL’s Janine Santoro is now officially a “Star.” She received the Community Star Award on September 16th from the Lehigh Valley IronPigs in recognition of her outstanding contributions to the local community.  The award was created by the Iron Pigs to recognize “any person […]

BAPL News, South Side Branch
August 18, 2021

Dr. Melinda González to speak to the Bethlehem Community

After the library’s slate of antiracism conversations from 2020-2021, BAPL’s Janine Carambot Santoro sought to answer the question that many of our community members had: “Now that we know better, what do we do now?” Dr. Melinda González, a fellow colleague from Rutgers University, an anthropologist, and winner of the 2021 Mary Fran Myers Gender […]

BAPL News, South Side Branch
August 2, 2021

July’s Adult Summer Reading Raffle Winner at the South Side Branch!

Did you know even our Homebound patrons can participate in our Summer Reading Raffle? This month, Homebound patron and avid reader Fran D. has won July’s “Inner Artist” Gift Basket! This basket contains: Sketchbook Sketching set Paint brushes Canvas set Watercolor pens $30 gift card to “Color Me Mine”  Have you participated in the South […]

South Side Branch
June 1, 2021

Check out the Tool Library at BAPL South Side

Working in your garden? Fixing something around the house? Library patrons can now borrow hand tools from the South Side Branch, including shovels, cultivators, socket wrenches, and more. The items are free to borrow with your library card. See below for a full list:   4 pc wood hand tool set-Yardsmith garden tools — includes: […]

South Side Branch
September 30, 2020

Visit BAPL’s South Side Kids’ Room Virtually!

It’s a whole new way to enjoy the library! The South Side Kids’ Room is an interactive Bitmoji classroom where families and young patrons can explore the library in a digital environment. Different elements in the room are interactive hyperlinks that take users to playlists of STEM videos, story times, puppet shows and learning activities. Every two […]

South Side Branch
June 23, 2020

A Celebration of Latinx Stories at BAPL: from 1976-Today

IN 1976, BAPL’s South Side Branch became an intellectual haven for Bethlehem’s Latinx residents and a “fiesta para todos” would celebrate the library’s new multi-cultural vision and resources available for the Hispanic community. In 2019, through a Mellon Grant from Lehigh Valley Engaged Humanities Consortium and in partnership with Lehigh University, BAPL’s Janine Santoro began […]

BAPL News, Bethlehem Latinx Oral History Project, South Side Branch
June 22, 2020

Summer Food Service Program at BAPL South Side

The Bethlehem Area School District provides free meals for children in Bethlehem ages 18 and under during the summer. The South Side Branch of BAPL (400 Webster St.) is happy to serve as a pick-up location. Breakfast and lunch meals will be available for pickup Mondays (meals for 2 days) and Wednesdays (meals for 3 […]

BAPL News, South Side Branch
April 1, 2020

Coming Soon: A Mural to BAPL Southside

BAPL is happy to announce that our South Side location will be the home of a new mural this year! We are working with the folks at the SouthSide Arts District to install a 4′ x 8′ painting on the exterior of the branch. The painting (shown below) is by Bethlehem artist Devyn Briggs. Check […]

BAPL News, South Side Branch
October 2, 2019

Tool Library at BAPL South Side

The South Side Branch of BAPL is working closely with the South Side Garden Alliance with support from South Side Vision to bring a tool library to life! Please consider donating any new or like-new gardening tools you may not use. Support urban gardening! Contact with any questions or to schedule drop-off of your […]

South Side Branch
August 28, 2019

“Silver Scream” tickets Now Available

Get the hottest ticket in town and join us for Silver Scream at the South Side on October 26. The event is inspired by classic Hollywood horror, featuring a costume party for grown-ups. Treats and tunes! Cocktails! Costume contest! Spooky surprises! All proceeds go to the campaign to add a much-needed elevator to the Branch […]

South Side Branch, South Side Renovation
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