RED Day at the Branch

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RED Day (Renew, Energize and Donate) is an initiative dedicated to celebrating Keller Williams Realty’s year-round commitment to improving our local communities. Keller Williams staff spent the day painting and cleaning the basement level of the South Side Branch. They also helped with moving the books back upstairs following the Branch’s recent renovation.

Happy ending to the story!

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Pictured L to R – Bethlehem Area Public Library trustees, Tom Nolan and Olga Negron, BAPL Executive Director Janet Fricker, architect Robert Furst (standing) and State Representative Steve Samuelson  – were on hand to celebrate the reopening of the new-look South Side Branch.

New-look Library makes debut

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Today, Tuesday March 26th – just three months after closing the South Side Branch of the Bethlehem Area Public Library to make much needed repairs, structural and technical updates, and add a new vibe to the venerable building – we reopened to the public. We invite everyone in our service area, to come enjoy this welcome change to a great neighborhood library.

The furniture has landed!

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After many weeks of extensive renovation to the South Side Branch of the Bethlehem Area Public Library, new cabinetry, desks, workstations, restored wood shelving and other fixed furnishings have been installed according to design specifications. A mixture of updated traditional, and colorful contemporary furniture has been put in place and made ready for use. All has dramatically altered the Branch as we knew it, into a bright, modern and welcoming destination.

Roll out the red carpet

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Fresh coats of paint have been added to the walls, refinished original oak shelving is in the process of being reinstalled, and new carpeting is taking shape throughout the main floor of the South Side Branch. As the week progresses, new furniture and cabinetry will be delivered and installed. Things are moving along nicely, and we are on schedule for the March 26 reopening of the Branch. Mark your calendars!

Modern Retro

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This close-up photo illustrates that the retro ceiling light fixture puts a modern design-spin on art deco –  fitting into the historical building ambience while providing low-cost efficient light.

Lights, camera…

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Lights, camera and plenty of action is happening at the South Side Branch. Once the plaster repairs and new paint were applied to the original ceiling, beautiful new lighting fixtures were installed.

Rolling Along

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The renovation work keeps rolling along at the South Side Branch of Bethlehem Area Public Library! The classic wood bookcases have been removed for refinishing, the ceiling repaired and painted, new HVAC venting and new light fixtures have been installed in the ceiling. Work continues.