September 24, 2020

BAPL Ghost Story Writing Contest

Chillier weather, darker evenings, and the lonely rustle of leaves scratching at the door - the perfect time for sharing a good ghost story! Here's a chance to thrill us and chill us with your own best spooky stories. PLEASE READ the rules carefully and fill out the form completely. For further questions, please email [...]
May 13, 2020

Spring Blooms with Virtual Botanical Garden Tours

By Regina Kochmaruk For the past several years, what I really wanted for Mother’s Day was to take a drive down to Longwood Gardens and enjoy the splendor of color and fragrance and hidden garden paths after a Pennsylvania winter. But there was always something else to do with children – dance recitals, track events, […]

March 30, 2020

2020 Census

Libraries across the country are helping spread the word about the U.S. Census. Responding to the census is an important tool to make sure our community properly plans for the future, receives accurate representation in government, and gets local services funded appropriately. The first thing you can do is to make sure you fill out […]

March 25, 2020

Comfort Reads, part 2

We asked staff for some suggestions on the topic of “comfort reads” and lots of good recommendations came in. You can read that post here. We now bring you the second installment!  Many are available as e-books which you can borrow remotely. Check them out! Josh recommends: Alexander McCall-Smith. We have a lot of his books […]

December 18, 2019

January 2020 Literacy Calendar

We’ve been working with our friends at area organizations to gather a full calendar of excellent early literacy programs offered each month in the Lehigh Valley: from storytimes to art gallery tours to family fun nights, there’s always something FREE to do to promote healthy child development (and have fun!). These calendars are distributed through […]

October 11, 2019

Barnes & Noble Book Fair to Benefit BAPL

Next week you can support BAPL while shopping at the Barnes & Noble in the Promenade. You may bring books to donate to our new project: “Books on the Hill,” a retrofitted bookmobile that is being transformed into a mini library in Fountain Hill! Also, be sure to mention us at the register so that […]

July 5, 2019

BAPL in Bicycling Magazine

BAPL gets a quick shout-out in this month’s Bicycling magazine. It’s the world’s leading bike magazine, covering all bike-related topics, including libraries that loan bikes! This is a very cool article about this new library service and we are happy to be included as one of the first libraries in the country to offer a […]

June 5, 2019

Your photos @BAPL

We see you out there, taking pictures at the library, at Payrow Plaza, under the sculpture, holding hands among the cherry blossoms. We see you. And also a lot of times you tag us in the photo and we really love that you do! So we asked a few of you if we could use […]

June 4, 2019

Summer Contest – Where’s the Bookmobile?

Check out this post to see ALL 7 PHOTOS for this year’s Where’s the Bookmobile? summer contest! Try to identify each of the seven locations for a chance to win the bookmobile at a time and location of your choosing for up to two hours!

May 14, 2019

Blessing Boxes at BAPL

Back in 2018, Kevin Cope of the Lehigh Valley Business Group‘s Scouting Connections Committee reached out to local organizations to see who might want to host a blessing box. We at BAPL thought it was a great fit and were happy to work with Eagle Scout candidate Jacob Vosseller on the project. The cost of […]

April 10, 2019

April 10 is #LibraryGivingDay

Libraries are the cornerstone of our community. Within their walls, people of all ages, backgrounds, and needs connect with one another, learn new things, discover new interests, get started on the path to new careers and more. But these services require the support of generous individuals like you. That’s why BAPL is participating in the […]

March 28, 2019

Connecting Bethlehem [take a survey, help the City!]

The City of Bethlehem is conducting a survey to get information from residents — as well as those who work or visit here — about a number of topics. Mainly the survey is seeking to find out how you get important City information, including newsletters, social media accounts, and the city website.  It is part […]

January 7, 2019

BAPL Chipotle fundraiser

Join us for a fundraiser at Chipotle, 4743 Freemansburg Avenue in Easton, on Saturday, February 2nd between 4:00pm and 8:00pm. Bring in this flyer, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make sure that 33% of the proceeds will be donated to Bethlehem Area Public Library. Have a […]

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