Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Library is a dedicated group of library lovers and volunteers who use proceeds from fundraising activities and annual memberships to underwrite BAPL’s innovative programs for all ages, and support the library’s growth.

If you’d like to renew your Friends membership for 2021, good through the end of 2022–or if you’d like to become a Friend for the first time–donate securely to the Friends of the Library online or complete the Donation Form to the right and return it to the Main Library.

Contact the Friends today by emailing

About the Organization

Without the Friends, BAPL’s calendar of exciting and enriching events, story times, and educational and cultural series wouldn’t be possible! Friends of the Library provides the funding for the majority of BAPL’s programs.

Friends sponsor science, nature, engineering and other educational programs for children. Each year they contribute funds for incentive materials used in summer reading and activity programs. Friends help underwrite author visits, cultural programs, writing workshops, and health and fitness classes for adults.

In addition to the great satisfaction that comes with helping to strengthen the Library and support its programming, members of the Friends enjoy:

  • a 10% discount on all purchases made at BAPL book sales, and
  • a pass, available at the front desk, for free admission for up to a family of four at the Allentown Art Museum.

Simply show your Friends of the Library membership card!

2021 Friends of the Library Board Members

Deni Thurman-Eyer

Vice President
Krista Best

Sonja Walker

At Large
Carol Burns, Shannon Moyer, Judy Parr, Kate Racculia

Contact the Friends at

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Show Your Support

If you wish to donate to BAPL, you may do so here. Please know we greatly appreciate your generous support of our efforts to serve and enrich our community. The Bethlehem Area Public Library is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit registered with the Pennsylvania Department of Charitable Organizations.