October 8, 2021

Summer 2021 Writing Contest Winners

The Bethlehem Area Public Library presents the winners of its Summer 2021 writing contest for adults. Library patrons were challenged to submit a poem or short story on the theme “Animal Tales,” telling about an animal that played an important role in their lives. They responded enthusiastically with entries that celebrated pets, wild animals, sea […]

BAPL News, Summer Reading
August 19, 2021

Nine weeks of summer reading raffles – nine weeks of winners!

We challenged our library users to submit reviews of the books they were reading, and we got a great response! Bethlehem Area Public Library users entered reviews online, filled out review slips at our branches, and submitted entries at the Bookmobile. Each entry earned the reviewer a chance in our weekly raffle. Our two latest […]

Summer Reading
July 31, 2021

Summer Fun and Romance in a Book!

Summertime…and the reading is easy… The Bethlehem Area Public Library’s summer reading contest for adults continues until August 14. Just write a short review of a book that you’ve read, submit it online, at one of our libraries, or at the Bookmobile and you will be entered in our weekly raffle! Last week’s winner was […]

Summer Reading
July 23, 2021

Summer 2021 Writing Challenge – Animal Tales

Share your story! The Bethlehem Area Public Library invites you to write prose or a poem about an animal (or animals) that has played an important role in your life. You could win a prize! Have you had a special pet? Do you have a story about an amazing encounter in the wild? Do you […]

Summer Reading
July 23, 2021

Summer Reading – A Place for You!

Entries in the Book Review Raffle cover a wide range of books – what a great way to find something new to read! Lauren B. tells us about Fatima Farheen Mirza’s first novel, A Place for Us: A Place for Us is the debut novel of a young author and what a debut it was! […]

Book recommendations, Summer Reading
July 17, 2021

Add Some Mystery and Suspense to Your Summer Reading!

One of the big questions on our minds during summer reading is…who will win a prize this week? What will they win? Entries are pouring in to our reading raffle! You can be part of the fun – just write a short review of a book that you have read and enter it online or […]

Summer Reading
July 9, 2021

Adult Summer Reading – Week 3 in the Books!

Our Adult Summer Reading program continues this week! Our third randomly selected raffle winner is Christine M.  who won a gift card to the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs. She recommends You Are Special; Words of Wisdom from America’s Most Beloved Neighbor by Fred Rogers: This book is a compilation of “words of wisdom” from beloved […]

Summer Reading
July 2, 2021

Adult Summer Reading Continues!

BAPL patron Sarah B. entered our Adult Summer Reading Raffle with a book review of Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle by Emily Nagoski and Amelia Nagoski. Sarah says: “A must read for everyone. Seriously. Emily and Amelia Nagoski are sisters – one working in the field of health science, the other working as […]

Summer Reading
June 28, 2021

Adult Summer Reading Program Kicks Off in 2021!

Have you entered our 2021 Adult Summer Reading Raffle contest yet? The upcoming holiday weekend is a great time for Summer Reading, and there are lots of great prizes left! Our first week’s winner, Josie S., won a one year subscription to the Bethlehem Press newspaper. Looking for your next book? Amy G. provided this […]

Summer Reading
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
August 19, 2020

Adult Summer Reading Program Concludes

Our 2020 Adult Summer Reading Program concluded this past week. We had a great turnout this year and we are thankful for all that participated! Our Week 8 Raffle Winner Theresa O. won a $25 Gift Card to Pizza Village in Hanover Township. We hope to see you next year for another summer packed with […]

Summer Reading
August 5, 2020

Two Weeks Left in Our Adult Summer Reading Program – Win Prizes!

Our 2020 Adult Summer Reading Program continued for a sixth week with some great reviews! Our Week 6 Raffle Winner Doreen S. won a $25 Gift Card to The Olive Branch in South Bethlehem. Here is a sample review, Sheila A’s take on Mary Kubica’s  The other Mrs. “This was good read. I love psychological […]

Summer Reading
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