PHEAA State Work-Study Program

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If you are a college student looking for summer employment, consider the library! We hire students eligible for the PHEAA State Work-Study Program to work as Library Assistants from June to August. Typical duties include working at the Circulation desk, shelving materials, shelf-reading, and assisting in prep for children’s programs. For more information, contact Assistant Director Erin at or 610-867-3761 x256.

Teen Trivia Contest

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teensCompete for prizes about pop culture, sports and current events at the South Side Branch on Tuesday, May 10. Do you like Chinese food? Then you’ll love the snacks. All free. All fun!

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Try this to reduce stress…

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dreamstime_xs_10934996Coloring is not just for children anymore. The coloring fad is gaining momentum because of its stress-relieving benefits.  The South Side Branch is having a workshop for adults on Saturday, May 7. Learn new techniques with watercolor pencils. The library will provide all the materials and refreshments. The two hour event begins at 1 p.m. and is free. More here

Bookmobile Cancelled Today (5/2)

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bookmobile13With the bookmobile generator on the fritz, we’ll have to cancel the rest of today’s schedule.

All due items will be renewed, and all holds will be extended.  We’re hoping to have it serviced tomorrow and will update everyone as far as any additional cancellations.

Teen Make Over!

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makeoverGet a fabulous, new look for school or the prom on Tuesday, May 3 from 6 to 8 pm! Hair braiding, manicures, facials, hand massages, skin care, and even hair styles for guys are part of the teen event. Free! No registration. Grades 6 to 12.

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Expanded hours at the Branch

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Beginning this week, the South Side Branch will expand its Wednesday hours.

The South Side Branch will now be open on:


SATURDAY 12:00 – 4:00

The staff at the Branch is very happy to have more hours to serve the public!

Spring Make Over for grades 6 – 12, May 3, 6 – 8pm

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Want to try a new look for prom, school, or summer? Need to be pampered? Join us for spring make over night at the library, Tuesday, May 3, 6 – 8 pm. Best advice for your best look no matter who you are, or what your style is. Hair styling, manicures, hand massages, skin care advice, healthy snacks, and a chance to win products. No registration, and free parking is available in the garage beneath the library. FREE!!

Bookmobile Adjusted Scheduled on Sat. 4/30

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bookmobile13The bookmobile will be at the Bethlehem YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day event from 10 a.m – 1 p.m. on Saturday, 4/30.  This means it will not be making previously scheduled stops at Stanley Ave. in Fountain Hill and Hanover Elementary School in the morning.

However, the afternoon stops at Washington St. (and Galway) in Bethlehem Township and Johnston Dr. (near Shakespeare and Hilly Rds.) will proceed as scheduled.