February 19, 2019

Construction is Starting!

Pardon our dust, excuse the noise, and join us in celebrating the next phase of the Main Library renovations at BAPL! As of today, construction is underway on the Bob Cohen Room! This room is on its way to becoming a concert venue and multi-use space that will host lectures and meetings and plays and art galleries and all sorts of uses not yet imagined. This room will honor the memory of Library Board member, donor, and dear friend Bob Cohen.

Contributors to the project have included the Cohen Family, The Laros Foundation, Bethlehem Morning Star Rotary, Bethlehem Rotary Club Foundation, The Reidler Foundation, Northampton County Department of Community & Economic Development, and The Friends of the Library, as well as many anonymous and individual donors. We couldn’t do it without your support! (And if you’d like to contribute, you still can–donate securely online today!)

See the concept illustrations below provided by Cornerstone Consulting. Construction is expected to take approximately six months. See you in the summer, Cohen Room!

Cohen Room