Friends of the Library

Friends of the Library are civic-minded Library patrons who use proceeds from fundraising activities and annual dues to advocate for the Library and support its programs.

If you’d like to renew your Friends membership for 2019–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

Friends sponsor science, nature, engineering and other educational programs for children. Each year they contribute funds for incentive materials used in Summer Reading programs. Friends help underwrite author visits, cultural programs, writing workshops, 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 are invited to exclusive Library events and enjoy a 10% discount on all purchases made at BAPL book sales.

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.